Lucile's Creole Cafe dishes up comfort food for vegetarians, too

Categories: Vegetarian

It's tough to be a vegetarian in the South, and damn near impossible to be vegan (at least if you want to it out). So even though Lucile's Creole Cafe doesn't have a huge vegetarian selection (and vegans are pretty much out of luck), the vegetarian options that are on the menu are so amazing that it's well worth the trip to your closest location -- particularly if you can stomach eggs and buttermilk, because the biscuits are to die for.

On Easter Sunday, there was a wait for tables at the Littleton Lucile's, but parties of two could be accommodated at the scalloped bartop.The bartenders were busy putting together Bloody Marys and mimosas in the middle of the bright, open bar, but they were still attentive and quick to take an order.

Pictured above is the Eggs New Orleans: fried eggplant slices with Creole sauce, poached eggs and Hollandaise. The crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside savory eggplant, which had been sliced the perfect width for frying, was topped by the quivering eggs; bright-yellow yolk oozed over the fluffy egg whites for a runny, delicious dish.

It came with one of Lucile's massive biscuits, which are deservedly popular. Smeared with strawberry-rhubarb preserves, this was a monster of a side.

Although it seems a little hypocritical to order a soy latte, Lucile's carries soy milk, and it made an excellent vegan morning drink.

Lucile's has locations in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont and Littleton; for more information, visit

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Lucile's Creole Cafe

2852 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Don't waste your time!!! Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant (less than 2 blocks away) is far superior, vegan-friendly, and recently began a special weekend brunch menu. Phenomenal! 15th & Pearl, behind Aji.

Don't waste your time waiting in line at Lucille's or Snooze. Those places offer up funky dead-pig smells, long lines, and high prices for a pittance of a token offering for vegetarians and mere insults for vegans. Besides, what's the point of being vegetarian if you're eating food that is NEITHER healthy NOR cruelty-free?

PS It is totally possible to be vegan in the South, or anywhere else... and there is nothing hypocritical about ordering a soy latte. What's with these baseless stereotypes? You know better Veggie Girl!

Jim Corcoran
Jim Corcoran

There is one caveat to vegetarian instead of vegan food. Evidence suggests that casein, a cow milk protein, when ingested with plant foods, binds with all the healing antioxidants and renders them USELESS to our body! It's so easy and healthier to be vegan!

Why would someone choose to be vegan? To help end world hunger for one! Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: and


The Eggs New Orleans is one of my last meal picks (half potatoes, half grits).  Yum.

Amber Taufen
Amber Taufen

Thanks for the tip, Fraggle. I'll check it out! (I do feel hypocritical ordering a soy latte when there's dairy and eggs on the plate, for what it's worth; that's more my own issue than anyone else's, though. Hope that's apparent!)

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