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Owner of Vegan Favorite Seed Sells Remaining LGD Location

The restaurant will temporarily close for renovations but reopen under the same name

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The interior of Seed on Prytania Street Seed/Facebook

Seed, the chic cafe opened in the Lower Garden District in 2014 with a menu of vegan takes on American comfort food like nachos and fried green tomatoes, has been sold to new owners. The sale comes just a few months after the closure of its short-lived second location on St. Claude Avenue in the Marigny.

A Seed representative reached by phone Wednesday confirmed the Prytania Street restaurant’s sale but declined to name the new owners. They said Seed will close temporarily for renovations in the coming weeks, but will reopen under the same name. Offerings are to remain vegan, though the menu may undergo some changes as well.

Seed’s owner Edgar Cooper sold the original location once before, back in the summer of 2015. When a small fire in the restaurant a month later resulted in its closure, he ended up buying it back so the popular vegan destination could return.

Eater has reached out to Cooper for further details on the sale, the date of closure, and to verify a tip that the current staff will lose their jobs at the time of closure, and will update this post if we hear back.

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The restaurant will temporarily close for renovations but reopen under the same name

Best Restaurant in NOLA! – Seed

Delicious vegan food that everyone can enjoy, vegan or not! Friendly staff and clean, open atmosphere. It’s worth the cab ride out there from the French Quarter. I go multiple times every year I go to NOLA! Be sure to check out their brunch!

191195 of 403 reviews

we came here after our visit to the garden district, as it was on the way back to the french quarter. the food options were amazing for vegans, they offer popular dishes associated with NOLA but vegan – like po-boy – we had the eggplan po-boy whcih was delicious. the cocktails were just ok – would recommend the food versus the drinks.

I absolutely love this place! It’s the ultimate vegan restaurant in New Orleans! It has all the comfort foods you need to see that being vegan can be fun! Thanks Seed!

Small, casual dining restaurant with a great selection of vegan, organic foods, juices and smoothies. They even have a great selection of alcoholic beverages. Very nice staff and efficient service.

Menu is clearly marked with labels for Raw, Gluten Free and Soy Free.

I had the fried tofu app with agave mustard. Delicious. Had the Pad Thai which is raw and gluten free for my entree and the flavor was great. Too stuffed for dessert but hoping to try one when I go back

Seed: Best Restaurant in NOLA! – See 403 traveller reviews, 196 candid photos, and great deals for New Orleans, LA, at Tripadvisor.