1000 Figs

Top choice middle eastern in Mid-City, Bayou St John & City Park

Although the menu isn't exclusively vegetarian, 1000 Figs serves our favorite vegetarian fare in town. The falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush and lentil soup are just good – freshly prepared and expertly executed. The dining space is well lit and seating makes you feel as if you're eating in a best friend's stylish dining room.

A full sampler platter of more or less everything on the menu is $36 ($48 if you throw in kebab meats).