Changemakers | Claire Steiner
Founder, Clairly Vegan
Trying out flavor-forward, lovingly prepared vegan food just got easier for people all around New Orleans. Launched by Claire Steiner (in the middle of a pandemic, no less), Clairly Vegan is a vegan food delivery service that’s generating city buzz in a city famed for its cuisine.
After years of cooking vegan and living the lifestyle, Steiner began using social media as a sort of recipe diary. Many people commented, not-so-jokingly, that they would love to have Steiner as their personal chef.
Steiner offered up some delivery meals to a few people over Facebook, and demand ramped up through word-of-mouth in no time. Now, Clairly Vegan is a dedicated meal delivery service offering about five different menu choices each week, including breakfast options, soups, sandwiches, salad bowls, two-person dinner entrées and sweet treats called Energy Bites.
Meal choices have included everything from jerk tofu kebabs in pomegranate sauce to a fried oyster mushroom poboy. So far, the soups inspired by Mexican and Italian cuisine have been among the most popular items.
Making flavorful food choices is the top goal. “There’s a very large misconception about vegan food in general,” says Steiner. “People are scared it will be bland or raw or flavorless, or they’re afraid it won’t fill them up. For us, we’re here to create really tasty food, and we want to take your favorite Italian or gumbo recipe and veganize it.”
With a focus on creating delicious, healthy meals strongly focused on a flavor profile, Clairly Vegan is bringing a fresh take to the city’s food scene.
➺ How To Order
Review the current week’s menu on Clairly Vegan’s website (ClairlyVegan.com), which posts every Saturday. The ordering window is open Saturdays-Mondays at 5 p.m, and diners are welcome to order as much or as little as they please. Deliveries are sent out Tuesday evenings, and pickups are available at the Carrollton Commissary on 8837 Willow St. Orders are placed weekly, and she’s hoping to start a subscription program soon.