LiveWell Louisiana


Support sustainability, while enjoying delicious dishes.
April 5th, 2015 by: Lianna Patch

Open for nearly five years, Carmo has been committed to an Earth-friendly eating experience since day one. This fusion restaurant, located in the CBD, bills itself as a “tropical cafe.”  Here, you’ll find flavors ranging from the Gulf South to southeast Asia, bringing in a fair number of Central and Latin American tastes along the way. Carmo sources as many ingredients as possible from local producers, and offers a range of vegan and vegetarian options. It’s also the only restaurant in Louisiana certified by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, underscoring its commitment to sustainability.

New Orleans Living publisher Maria Muro loves Carmo’s Esmeralda Salad, which features quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers and cilantro. Served on a bed of organic lettuces with toasted pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese, and topped with a coconut chili-lime vinaigrette, it’s an incredibly energizing lunch that won’t leave you feeling hungry an hour later!