We’re here to help you celebrate “Fat Tuesday” with delicious, 100% animal-friendly versions of traditional Cajun and creole New Orleans favorites, including jambalaya and dirty rice. After all, a celebration is only as good as the kindness that it extends to everyone involved. So if you’ve been looking for meat- and dairy-free Mardi Gras recipes, look no further. We’ve got all the inspiration you’ll need to celebrate the perfect vegan Mardi Gras from home.

Easiest Vegan Mini King Cakes

Purple, Yellow, and Green Sprinkles on Mini King Cake - Vegan

Festive Mardi Gras Smoothies

Vegan Mardi Gras Smoothies

One-Pot Vegan Jambalaya

Vegan Jambalaya Yellow Pot

Smoked Portobello and Tofu Gumbo With Okra

Vegan Gumbo Contest©Eric Simon for The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.

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More Ways to Celebrate

Let the good times roll—all the time! You don’t need to wait for a holiday to enjoy tasty vegan seafood-inspired dishes. Bring the festive flavors of Mardi Gras to your table any day with an array of fintastic vegan seafood products from brands such as Gardein and Sophie’s Kitchen.

If you’re already in the Big Easy, we can help you eat like royalty. Check out our guide to vegan food in New Orleans, highlighting restaurants such as Seed:

Note: As small businesses struggle because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants are offering food for delivery and takeout. The ones featured here were open as of the time of publication, but that could change. Please call to see which options are available. Let’s support vegan restaurants during the current health crisis so that we can enjoy their food for years to come!