If you’re vegan, best of luck to you...
You will only be able to date other vegans, for the most part, unless you’re willing to make some serious concessions. Between the muffalettas, melted cheese, fried seafood, butter, and pork in just about everything, NOLA has too many delicious and decidedly un-vegan things to offer to just shun animal products.
You’re going to cook together at some point
This is a town that loves to eat, but not just in restaurants. Cooking dinner is one of the best dates New Orleans can offer, so you’d better have some chops. Also, attractiveness quotient increases in direct proportion to culinary skill. It’s a fact.