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Food and restaurants in New Orleans

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Bacchanal is like a magical fairy garden .... it used to be a wine shop and has since turned its backyard into a wine drinking/small plates eating/music listening paradise. ”
  • 438 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“This is one of the top places in NOLA to get a true New Orleans po-boy. They offer nice outdoor sitting or inside sitting. ”
  • 306 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Try the famous beignets and Community Chickory coffee! Located near the French Market!”
  • 282 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Commander's Palace, nestled in the middle of the tree-lined Garden District, has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893. Known for the award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of this famous restaurant offers a glimpse into New Orleans' storied past and has been the go-to destination for Haute Creole cuisine and whimsical Louisiana charm. The winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander's Palace has evolved into a culinary legend. Now under the watchful eye of co-proprietors Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan, the Brennan family's dedication to perfection has never wavered. A steady parade of renowned chefs - Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, and now Tory McPhail - have made Commander's Palace the world-class restaurant what it is today and its leading-edge Haute Creole cuisine reflects the best of the city.”
  • 270 locals recommend
Market
“The hub of the neighborhood's scene: a variety of up-and-coming chefs each turn out their own dishes in this marketplace. There's also a bar and outside seating!”
  • 231 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Very popular restaurant on historic Oak Street. People love it! While you are on Oak Street check out the Maple Leaf Bar too.”
  • 198 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Sometimes you are just in the mood for some good BBQ. And this is the spot...or the joint. The brisket is perfectly smoked, and the baked beans are cooked to perfection. Favorites: Brisket, Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Mac-n-Cheese”
  • 181 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Stylish renovated warehouse serving elevated, pork-focused Cajun fare in a group-friendly setting.”
  • 119 locals recommend

Cafes

Gift Shop
“Try the famous beignets and Community Chickory coffee! Located near the French Market!”
  • 282 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“The food and service are very nice. They offer a beautiful ambiance to pair with delicious food. ”
  • 204 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Satsuma Cafe hones a hipster vibe in the Bywater neighborhood. The vegan curry scramble with roasted sweet potato, kale, and cauliflower flavor blends are spot on. Mexican tacos and fluffy blueberry pancakes are hometown and out of town favorites. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
Café
“Bakery and breakfast/lunch place that makes delicious pastries, breads, and cupcakes Solid breakfast menu, including great breakfast sandwiches”
  • 164 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“This restaurant has perfected the donut, and not just any kind of donut. Each morning the owners create 6 new donut flavors (look them up on Instagram for a tease). If you aren’t in the mood for a decadent donut, try one of their delicious sliders (they are always creating something new) or iced coffee. You can’t go wrong at this fun place. Favorites: Any donut, Fried chicken slider, iced coffee ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Screw Cafe Du Monde! Ride bikes up Esplanade and soak in the beautiful City Park while having coffee & beignets here! Don't miss the free sculpture garden across the street!”
  • 155 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Really good (and still healthy!) latin food. I love their breakfast bowls and fresh juice combinations!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Café
“If its a nice morning and you are wanting something quick and tasty, head to Pagoda cafe. The cafe is a local hotspot for baked goods and artisan sandwiches. The menu changes daily, but you can’t go wrong with the breakfast tacos. Favorites: Breakfast tacos ”
  • 130 locals recommend

Bakeries

Sandwich Place
“This is one of the top places in NOLA to get a true New Orleans po-boy. They offer nice outdoor sitting or inside sitting. ”
  • 306 locals recommend
Café
“Bakery and breakfast/lunch place that makes delicious pastries, breads, and cupcakes Solid breakfast menu, including great breakfast sandwiches”
  • 164 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“OK, I mentioned our neighborhood fabulous Piccola Gelateria, but Angelo Broccato's Gelateria and Pasticceria makes my mouth water at the mere thought. (Go to both and let me know which you prefer!) Authentic Sicilian gelato and Italian desserts. Previously located in the French Quarter, but now on Carrollton Avenue (not too far with wheels or about a block and a half from the Canal Street streetcar route.) ”
  • 149 locals recommend
Bakery
“Awesome pastries, breads and sandwiches. Chocolate croissant is to die for...”
  • 95 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Who Dat Coffee Cafe is a Marigny neighborhood staple. They have an excellent staff and accessible owners. They have a wide coffee section, delicious corn cakes, vegan, vegetarian, and meat lovers' options. I'm a fan of the two top, tiny table on the steps for people watching.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Sucré has the most delicious homemade gelato, chocolates and dazzling cakes! Fabulous!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great little bakery just down the street. Quiche, breakfast, cookies and other baked goods and desserts. Vegan options available.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Café
“Best pastries in New Orleans anywhere, to me. Their Cafe au Lait is excellent too.”
  • 67 locals recommend