Forget about things you should eat before you die, try these 36 best thing to eat in new orleans.
1. Beignets and café au lait
What is it: Fried dough fritters, generously topped with white powdered sugar is an absolute must eat if you visit New Orleans. Accompany this with a steaming cup of café au lait.
Where to eat: Café Du Monde, 800 Decatur Street.
2. Roasted Cauliflower
What is it: Vegetarians love it, but there is no reason for you to not try this even if you are into meat more than veggies.
Where to eat: Domenica, 123 Baronne Street
3. Blueberry and Brie Waffles
What is it: Fluffy waffles, melted brie and tart blueberries create a near sinful combination which will revolutionize your idea of taste with every bite.
Where to eat: Biscuits and Buns on Banks, 4337 Banks Street.
4. Maiz de la Rueda
What is it: This Mexican dish has a delicious topping of spicy butter, salsa Rosado and cotija cheese. This is your best answer to what to eat in New Orleans.
Where to eat: Maïs Arepas, 1200 Carondelet Street.
5. Fried Shrimp Po Boy
What is it: A century old recipe, the French Shrimp Po Boy is made of perfectly fluffy French bread brimming with lip-smacking shrimps.
Where to eat: Domilese’s Po Boys and Bar, 5240 Annunciation Street.
6. Crispy Chicken Confit and French Toast
What is it: I had never thought crispy chicken could taste as good with a maple butter French toast.
Where to eat: Apolline Restaurant, 4729 Magazine Street.
7. Lawrence Fish Burger
What is it: The red fish lend perfect taste to this burger. Topped with spicy remoulade and sprouts, this special burger makes its appearance on Fridays only.
Where to eat: Cowbell, 8801 Oak Street.
8. Turtle Soup
What is it: This rare delicacy is made of a thick stew, turtle meat and a variety of vegetables.
Where to eat: Commander’s Place, 1403 Washington Avenue.
9. Krispy Kreme bread pudding with peanut butter caramel ice cream
What is it: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding destroys me. I love it!
Where to eat: Boucherie, 1506, South Carrollton Avenue
10. Curry Cauliflower Hummus
What is it: The hummus with curried cauliflower is the best hummus I have ever tasted, creamy yet also firm, rich yet not leaden, flavorful but also not overpowering.
Where to eat: Shaya, 4213, Magazine Street.
11. Charboiled Oysters
What is it: The lip-smacking oysters are grilled with the shells. The dish is topped to perfection with melted butter, garlic,and cheese.
Where to eat: Drago’s Seafood Restaurant at Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras Street.
12. Le Pig Mac
What is it: 2 pork patties stuffed in a burger topped with cheese, lettuce and pickles along with a secret sauce would make you forget those scrumptious Big Macs.
Where to eat: Cochon Butcher, 930 Tchoupitoulas Street.
13. Blue Crab Beignets
What is it: This is an absolutely wonderful twist to the classic sweet beignets I love. You wouldn’t want to miss this dish if you are at New Orleans.
Where to eat: La Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine Street
What is it: Fluffy round pancakes served with your choice of topping – caramel sauce, Nutella or maple syrup. This Danish dish is a perfect start to the day.
Where to eat: Toast, 5433 Laurel Street.
15. Whole Fish
What is it: If you tend to lean towards seafood, then this whole fish is a must. Try it out to have guests ogle at your dish and for taste buds are going to bless you for the treat.
Where to eat: Peche Seafood Grill, 800 Magazine Street.
What is it: A Creole dish, cooked to perfection with an assortment of vegetables, seasonings and meat.
Where to eat: Mother’s, 401 Poydras St.
What is it: An XL size sandwich that is made of olive salad, salami, ham and a lot of good stuff.
Where to eat: Central Grocery, 923 Decatur Street.
18. BBQ Shrimp
What is it: They use shrimp “the size of kittens,” prepared with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices, but mostly butter.
Where to eat: Pascal’s Manale Restaurant, 1838 Napolean Avenue.
19. Yellowfin Tuna Cones
What is it: An avocado basil ice cream with a twist of pineapple tartare.
Where to eat: SoBou, 310 Rue Chartres.
20. Praline Bacon
What is it: Bacon with a lovely sweet and salty flavour is a funky dish that is loved by the guests. Wondering what to eat in new orleans? This is definitely must eat in new orleans.
Where to eat: Elizabeth’s, 601 Gallier Street.
21. Surf and Turf Po-Boy
What is it: Slow cooked roasted beef is combined with delicious golden fried shrimp.
Where to eat: Parkway Bakery and Tavern, 538 Hagan Avenue.
22. Bananas Foster French Toast
What is it: A lovely breakfast that gives you a perfect combination of banana foster and French toast.
Where to eat: Surrey’s Café and Juice Bar, 1418 Magazine Street.
23. Seafood Gumbo
What is it: The rich flavors of crab meat, okra, shrimp and tomatoes with seasoning.
Where to eat: Galatoire’s Restaurant, 209 Bourbon Street.
24. Company Burger
What is it: A burger that is made of a juicy patty and American cheese with butter pickles – all stuffed in homemade bread.
Where to eat: The Company Burger, 611 O’Keefe Avenue, Unit C7.
25. Jewish Coonnass
What is it: I ordered the Jewish Coonass, which, to be honest, tasted really good.
Where to eat: Slim Goodies Diner, 3322 Magazine Street.
26. Oyster Pie
Where to eat: District: Hand Pie and Coffee Bar, 5637 Magazine Street.
What is it: Vietnamese tacos on a bao steamed bun. You can choose a filling of your choice.
Where to eat: Ba Chi Canteen, 7900 Maple Street.
What is it: Seriously some good gelato here. You’re missing out if you don’t have some!
Where to eat: Antoine’s Restaurant, 513 Royal Street.
29. Eggs Atchafalaya
What is it: Fried green tomatoes served with poached eggs and a huge serving of crab meat.
Where to eat: Atchafalaya, 901 Louisiana Avenue.
30. Chicken Under A Brick
What is it: The creativity doesn’t end with its name, this dish is cooked under a brick that is covered in tin foil. This is a signature dish topped with a fried egg.
Where to eat: Dante’s Kitchen, 736 Dante Street.
31. Fried Alligator
What is it: A buttermilk batter is used to cover the pieces before the alligator meat is crispy fried. Topped with chilli garlic mayonnaise, this is a lovely gator dish.
Where to eat: Cochon Restaurant, 930 Tchoupitoulas Street.
32. Housemade Spaghetti
What is it: You will have spaghetti served in a thick creamy herb sauce with a fried egg and guanciale.
Where to eat: Herbsaint Restaurant, 701 Saint Charles Avenue.
What is it: A Vietnamese soup served with meat, seafood or tofu.
Where to eat: Pho Bistreaux, 1200 S Carrollton Ave, Ste A.
What is it: The neighborhood was deserted but this place was full of life. Had the best brisket ever
Where to eat: The Joint, 701 Mazant at Royal.
35. Salmon Rillettes with Onion Marmalade and bean salad
What is it: Fresh baguette, salmon pate, capers, sweet onion jelly, egg shavings.
Where to eat: Tartine, 7217 Perrier Street.
36. Shrimp and Alligator Cheesecake
What is it: There is no better way to celebrate being at the Bayou than having this sumptuous Cheesecake. The appetizer is stuffed with alligator sausage and shrimp and has a rich creamy mustard sauce topping to energize the dullest palette.
Where to eat: Jacques Imo’s, 8324 Oak Street.