Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport Vegan Guide (2022)

Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport Vegan

If you’re walking through the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans and you’re trying to figure out what is available vegan (and where you can find it) then you are in the right place! And if you’re not even at the airport yet and you’re here planning ahead then bonus points for you.

We’ve taken the time to scour through the New Orleans (MSY) Airport’s Dining Guide to find everything vegan-friendly in the airport and where everything is located.

We are also very fortunate that we have our VeggL community that often reaches out to us to let us know about vegan options that they find in airports as well.

So, without further ado, here is your Vegan Guide to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.


Near Check-In


–> Click on the name of any chain listed below to go to the complete Vegan Guide for that chain.

Peet’s Coffee

Peet's Coffee
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Peet’s Coffee has something that many of the big coffee chains have yet to get on board with – a completely vegan breakfast sandwich!

The Everything Plant Based Sandwich includes a Beyond Breakfast Sandwich, Just Egg and vegan cheddar on a toasted everything bagel thin. Pair that up with a great cup of coffee and what else could you ask for?

Pro Tip: If you want to wait until after you’ve passed through security, there is another Peet’s Coffee located by Gate C1.


After Security


There are a number of dining locations just after the security checkpoint. Some just before the B Gates (if you make a right after the security checkpoint) and some just before the C Gates (make a right after the checkpoint)

Panda Express (By B Gates)

Panda Express Vegan Options
Overhead of all the vegan options we have listed in our ‘Quick Order’ except the Eggplant Tofu which disappeared from many Panda Express menus last March.

Panda Express has some really good vegan-friendly options (even if Beyond Orange Chicken is no longer on the menu).

Go for the Chow Mein, Super Greens and/or the Vegetable Spring Rolls. They’re all delicious. If you get really lucky, you might find Eggplant Tofu on the menu but it’s an elusive regional dish that has proved pretty hard to find.

Starbucks (By B Gates)

Starbucks Vegan Shaken Espresso
Starbucks Toasted Vanilla Shaken Espresso

If all else fails you can almost always count on finding a Starbucks inside an airport. They have way too many vegan-friendly drinks to list here, most with either no or only slight modifications needed to order them vegan. I highly suggest checking out our Starbucks Vegan Guide to help with ordering a drink.

If you’re also getting food, I would suggest going with a bagel. Starbucks has multiple varieties of bagels that are vegan including the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything. Look for Justin’s Hazelnut or Classic Almond Butter as a spread.

FYI: There is another Starbucks location by Gate B11.

Smoothie King (By B Gates)

Vegan Smoothies from Smoothie King
On the left, the Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana. On the right, Veggie Lemon Ginger Spinach. Both sides = Delicious!

Right beside Starbucks is probably the most vegan-friendly location (that we’re aware of) inside the New Orleans Airport – Smoothie King.

Smoothie King has tons of, clearly labeled, plant-based smoothies right on their menu with no modifications needed. If you want a suggestion, here are a few of our favorites:

  • Vegan Dark Chocolate Banana (pictured above)
  • Veggie Lemon Ginger Spinach (also pictured above)
  • MangoFest
  • Vegan Mixed Berry

Chick-fil-A (By C Gates)

Chick Fil A Wrap and Fries
The Chick Fil-A Cool Wrap with no chicken, cheese or dressing with a side of Waffle Fries.

You can always go with the Waffle Fries if you’re just looking for a quick snack to hold you over to your destination. If you’re wanting something a bit (okay, a lot) more healthy then the Kale Crunch Side is vegan as well.

Finally, this will require a bit of modification, but a modified Cool Wrap is actually really delicious. Order it with NO chicken, cheese or avocado lime dressing. Grab some Polynesian Sauce to dip it in.


B Gates


City Greens (Near Gate B8)

We honestly don’t know of anything vegan this location serves but according to the dining page they serve, “gourmet soups, salads, wraps, and pressed juice – perfect for travelers who want to eat healthy on the go.”

Could be worth stopping by and inquiring about vegan options.

Starbucks (Near Gate B11)

If all else fails you can almost always count on finding a Starbucks inside an airport. They have way too many vegan-friendly drinks to list here, most with either no or only slight modifications needed to order them vegan. I highly suggest checking out our Starbucks Vegan Guide to help with ordering a drink.

If you’re also getting food, I would suggest going with a bagel. Starbucks has multiple varieties of bagels that are vegan including the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything. Look for Justin’s Hazelnut or Classic Almond Butter as a spread.


C Gates


Peet’s Coffee (Near Gate C1)

Peet’s Coffee has something that many of the big coffee chains have yet to get on board with – a completely vegan breakfast sandwich!

The Everything Plant Based Sandwich includes a Beyond Breakfast Sandwich, Just Egg and vegan cheddar on a toasted everything bagel thin. Pair that up with a great cup of coffee and what else could you ask for?

Auntie Anne’s (Near Gate C2)

Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel (order fresh with NO butter) with their Sweet Glaze Sauce.

Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be ordered vegan IF they are willing to make yours without the butter that is added BEFORE they go into the oven. This isn’t just a VeggL hack, it’s something that they themselves promote on their website.

Having said that, we’ve had mixed luck trying to do this ourselves. Some locations are willing to do it and some won’t.

Best case scenario you’ll have a bit of a wait because your pretzel will need to be made and cooked. Worst case scenario you get your hopes up for one of those delicious-smelling pretzels and you end up getting let down.

Starbucks (Near Gate C8)

This Starbucks is one of three within the airport (the other locations are close to the B Gates). They have way too many vegan-friendly drinks to list here, most with either no or only slight modifications needed to order them vegan. I highly suggest checking out our Starbucks Vegan Guide to help with ordering a drink.

If you’re also getting food, I would suggest going with a bagel. Starbucks has multiple varieties of bagels that are vegan including the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything. Look for Justin’s Hazelnut or Classic Almond Butter as a spread.


More Links and Info


  • Featured Image Photo Credit: Elliott Cowand Jr / shutterstock.com
  • If you’d like to see all the dining options at the New Orleans, then head over to their official Shop, Dine, Relax pageOpens in a new tab..
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  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up to date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!