May 28, 2014
The largest country in South America, in both size and population, Brazil covers three time zones and encompasses nearly 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest. It’s also a major theme with a dedicated pavilion, music, food and art at this year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell.

Feb 18, 2013
by Erica House
After our coffee break we went to dinner at Carmo, a tropical cafe. I found the place online after searching for the best vegetarian restaurants in New Orleans. I can see why it was so highly recommended – the food was incredible!
Jan 14, 2013
by Caitlin @

Unfortunately, the New Orleans weather took a turn for the winter worse today. It’s cold and dreary, and we simply aren’t prepared with the right clothes and baby gear (the forecast called for better weather, I swear). And the museums we wanted to check out are closed on Mondays! So our day has turned into a hunker-down-in-the-hotel kind of day, which I guess is just fine, considering how much time we spend running around like crazy people in our normal lives.

We did venture out for lunch! We went to a little café called Carmo.

Nov 19, 2012
by Ian McNulty @
Café Carmo got its start as a tiny lunch spot in the Warehouse District serving a refreshingly different (and often meatless) tropical cuisine, which is by turns Brazilian, Southeast Asian and altogether novel.
Nov 12, 2012
by PrettyVeganLife
My bf and I have been here a few times and each time we come, we try new items and everything has been DELICIOUS!
Jan 23, 2012
If you are looking for vegan fare that is delicious yet healthy, and want to enjoy it in a pleasant atmosphere, served by people who are passionate about what they do, then look no further than Carmo Cafe.
Jan 5, 2012
I'm getting married tomorrow. It is an indication of my dedication to you, my readers, that instead of phoning this edition of Haute Plates in with a quick cut and paste from a press release, I'm giving you 800 or so words on an interesting new restaurant in the Warehouse District. To wit:
Jan 1, 2012
After an overindulgent holiday season, the start of a new year marks an appropriate time for your body and palate to break completely from the norm, resolve to eat a few more salads and a lot less steak, and cast away for cuisines unbeknownst to you. For that, we direct you to Carmo, a tropical café tucked away in the heart of the CBD.
Nov 2, 2011
Café Carmo and Satsuma Café are two popular lunch spots that have quickly carved niches for themselves — Carmo for serving a refreshingly different (and often meatless) tropical cuisine in the Warehouse District, Satsuma for bringing the farm-to-table approach to its coffeehouse setting in the Bywater.
May 4, 2011
Hey everyone, time for another field report from vegan scraps! she brings us the lowdown on vegan eats in new orleans, so take notes.
Feb 15, 2011
Cafe Carmo also is Brazilian, but it doesn't follow that script at all.
Jan 21, 2011
Week before last a food critic buddy of mine suggested meeting at this little Warehouse District joint for lunch. When he said the address it seemed familiar enough, and that’s because its about 150 feet from my new office.
Jan 11, 2011
This brazilian cafe is a nice break from the traditional Creole cuisine or even Southern comfort food. This is like heaven for the vegan/vegetarian.
Oct 16, 2010

It has been one crazy summer for this New Orleans eco-traveler, with weeks spent getting several high-profile projects off the ground for my "MADE in New Orleans" brand, REpurposingNOLA (re-purposing the 2010 Super Bowl banners into cool stuff, mentoring a local high school in the Brees Dream Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge, and designing new pieces for the line).


Our Commitment

From the very beginning, we made the decision to make Carmo as sustainable as possible. From purchasing local organic produce and seafood to utilizing all biodegradeable take out ware and cleaning supplies, we appreciate your efforts in spreading the word ... you can make a difference by frequenting green businesses!  Who pays for it?
join our mailing list
* indicates required