Must-visit foodie places in New Orleans
New Orleans has food for everyone and of course, world-class Southern food. Bring your appetite friends because there is so much to eat in New Orleans that you can’t get any place (for real) so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring some stretchy pants to fit everything in. Don’t drool and don’t forget to snap some pictures for Instagram.
Let’s see what New Orleans has to offer now…
For beignets and coffee: Café du Monde
No New Orleans trip is complete without a stop at Cafe du Monde for an order of beignets (a signature French pastry covered in powdered sugar) with a side cup of cafe au lait. Since it is near the Mississippi River, you are able to soak in the sights and listen to the street musicians. You can also purchase some coffee too.
For muffuletta: Central grocery and deli
Central Grocery and Deli can be found In the center of the historic French Quarter and is the place where the muffuletta was born. Central Grocery’s muffulettas taste delicious because the sandwich is prepared with fresh in-house sliced meats and locally baked handmade bread. You can’t get the same taste any place else!
For beignets: Café beignet New Orleans café
Beignet has three locations in the heart of the French Quarter: Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and Decatur Street. It is a staple in the New Orleans culture. Their menu feature some Southern favorites like beignets and much more.
For pecan pralines: Aunt Sally's
Aunt Sally’s has been making Creole pecan pralines since 1935. This iconic local brand has two locations: in the French Quarter and the Warehouse District. You can count on Aunt Sally’s to constantly be cooking up fresh batches of its handmade, hand-poured pecan pralines. Its most acclaimed pralines are the Creole triple chocolate, creamy bananas foster, and the creamy café au lait. Also, they sell some souvenirs so you can do both things at once.
For Jambalaya: Mother's
A popular cafeteria-style place located on Poydras Street’s restaurant row. Drawing in their customers with delicious with their authentic Southern fare. Mother’s is a traditional place that is famous for creating the “debris” dish which is bits of roast beef that have fallen into the gravy. Mother’s also offers tourists Jerry’s Jambalaya, a local favorite and one of the best versions of the dish you’ll find in the city. Jerry’s Jambalaya is cooked with chicken, andouille sausage, vegetables, herbs, and seasonings. It will leave you drooling and wanting more.
For Southern food: Café Maspero
Maspero is a French Quarter landmark and the best way to enjoy a New Orleans classic dish is at a classic, traditional New Orleans restaurant! Choose from several standard dishes including gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and more. You can even get a combo plate and the food is so delicious that you must try it when you are in town!
Once you eat all this delicious food, it wouldn’t hurt to go for a good long walk at some of the places that we mentioned in our 7 Must-See Attractions in New Orleans post.
Snap some pictures and enjoy your stay in New Orleans.