17 Foodie Spots You Must Try in New Orleans, Summer 2021

This early Summer, I rewarded myself after losing 100lbs, with a trip to New Orleans. I never been to Nola, but I heard amazing things about the food and culture. I spent my two weeks visiting restaurants, dessert shops, creating content, checking out museums and I even when on a Swamp Tour.

Below is a list of desserts and food spots I have went to and I highly recommend. If you know me, I love to get as detailed as possible, so I added the each food item I devoured with the pricing. In addition, I added some essential tips to some of the spots I check out. Lastly, I will adding more spots to the list before Summer ends.

Letโ€™s get startedโ€ฆ..

1. Antonioโ€™s Restaurant

Location: 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130

History: ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€? ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต-๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. โฃ

What I recommend you tryโ€ฆ..โฃ

๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ + ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ฌ:โฃ

โžฅ Seafood Gumboโฃ $12 bowl/ cup $10

โžฅ Charbroiled Oysters $15

โžฅ Eggs Benedict โฃ$18

โžฅ Pain Pardu with Smoke Bacon โฃ$18

โžฅ Petite Filletโฃ $36

โžฅ Antoine’s Seafood Omeletโฃ $22

Dessert: โฃ

โžฅ Baked Alaskaโฃโฃ $20
โžฅ Jubilee Cheesecake (I need to recreate)โฃโฃโฃ $11
โžฅ Flourless Chocolate Torte โฃโฃ$11
โžฅ Bread Pudding โฃโฃ$9


โžฅ Red Blend, Paraduxx, Napa Valley $17 (Red Wine)

Tip: The dress code is business casual. More details on their website.

2. Cafe du Monde

Location: 1039 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

History: Iconic New Orleans cafe known for cafรฉ au laits, chicory coffee & beignets since 1862.

Cafe Du Monde

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐——๐˜‚ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ. ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿ’ฒ3.40 โฃ
Also, donโ€™t forget to pair it with coffee or hot coco. โฃโžฅ Reg/ ๐Ÿ’ฒ2.94 Large/ ๐Ÿ’ฒ4.30โฃ

Tip 1: If you looking for atmosphere and culture to the famous location on Decatur Street, is where you need to be. โฃ
Tip 2: There are two lines, so when you arrive the longest line you see are people who are trying to ORDER + SIT ON PATIO. The short line is a ORDER + PICK UP. I chose to do the short line because the lighting under the tent can be a hit or miss depending on the day. โฃ

๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช ๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. โฃ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช ๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ.
Tip 3: The beignets are very messy due to all the powdery goodness, so lean forward to take a bite. Let all the powder hit the ground and not your clothes or bag, like it did mines๐Ÿคฃโฃ
Tip 4: Bring Cash. They ONLY take cash.โฃ

Tip 5: When you visit Cafe du Monde, you have to check out their retail store called, Cafe Du Monde Logo Store on Decatur Street. โฃItโ€™s literally on the opposite end of the actual cafe.

๐€๐๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ: ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐ญ, ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐Ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ, ๐‹๐€ ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” โฃ โฃ

๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ถ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜น ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด.

๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ƒ๐ฎ ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐๐žโ€ฆ..

โžฅ Beignet Mix $3.99

โžฅ Coffee and Chicory $3.99

[๐˜ผ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™™๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ + ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ค๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ]

โžฅFrench Roast Coffee $3.99

[๐˜ผ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š ๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ค๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™˜๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ]

๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐จ๐ฎ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง๐šโ€ฆ..

โžฅ Cajun Jambalaya Mix $3.99

โžฅ New Orleans Red Beans & Rice Mix $3.99

โžฅ Cajun Gumbo & Rice Mix $3.99

โžฅ King Cake Mix $13.99

3. Backatown

Location: 301 Basin St Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112

History: Backatown Coffee Parlour, is a locally Black owned Black, located at the very site of old Storyville, embodies the aura of the time where you could hear the sounds of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and King Oliver and meet folks from all walks of life.

In addition to premium coffee and espresso drinks, the boutique also serves loose leaf teas, juice, fresh baked pastries and desserts along with an assortment of light fare meals for families to enjoy.

What you should tryโ€ฆ.

โžฅ Raspberry Grilled Cheese ๐Ÿ’ฒ6.75

Three cheeses – provolone + cheddar + pepper jack cheese – topped with raspberry preserve served on ciabatta bread

โžฅ Avocado Toast with Egg ๐Ÿ’ฒ7

โžฅ Black Coffee โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ฒ2.50

4. Lamar Coffee and Kitchen

Location: 1300 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119

History: Lamara Coffee & Kitchen is plant based and locally owned. The concept is simple: REAL FOOD MADE WELL. They make great food from the best ingredients to create a conversation about what healthy cuisine can be. โฃ

๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’“๐’šโ€ฆโฃ


โžฅ Matcha Lemonade ๐Ÿ’ฒ5โฃ

Kilogram Organic Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha over lemonade+ iceโฃ

โžฅ Chai Tea Latte ๐Ÿ’ฒ5.25 โฃ

Kilogram organic tea blend Chai w Oatly milk 11ozโฃ


โžฅ Lamar Burger (V)b๐Ÿ’ฒ12 โฃ

Lentil-quinoa-walnut patty | avocado | sprouts | tomato | pickles| red onion | vegan chipotle mayo | sprouted sesame bunโฃ

โžฅ Rainbow Tostadas (2) (V) (GF) ๐Ÿ’ฒ13โฃ

Black bean spread | guacamole | purple cabbage | golden beets, watermelon radish | local greens cashew crema | pepitas | baked corn tortillas


โžฅ Matcha Affagoto (V) (GF) ๐Ÿ’ฒ7โฃ

Choose between Matcha or Espresso (decaf available) and Coconut gelatoโฃ

5. Dragos

Location: 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112

History: Modern, downtown hub of the Metairie original known for charbroiled oysters & other seafood.

You should try either the half dozen and dozen charbroiled oyster for $14 or $24.

6. Hansenโ€™s Snowbliz

Location: 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

History: Family-owned sno-ball stand mainstay since 1939 that’s famous for soft shaved ice & homemade syrups.

I recommend getting a large Rainbow and custom creation for $7 each. Best part, you can keep the cups as souvenirs.

7. Creole Creamy

Location: 4924 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115

โฃโฃโฃHistory: ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ-๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐˜€๐˜๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€. ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฐ, ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป-๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†. **๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ**โฃ

แดกสœแด€แด› ษช ส€แด‡แด„แดแดแดแด‡ษดแด… สแดแดœ แด›ส€สโ€ฆ..โฃโฃโฃ

โžฅ Cookies and Cream โฃ

โžฅ Verbena & Blueberry Jam

โžฅ โฃAvocado โฃ

โžฅ Bittersweet Chocolate Torte โฃ

[โฃ Double Scoop ๐Ÿ’ฒ7 ]โฃโฃ

Tip: You are able to sample as many flavors as you desire. So donโ€™t be shy.

8. Drip Affogato

Location: 703 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70113

History: Affogato specialist offering creative pairings of ice cream and hot drinks in a chic, modern space.

What I recommend:

Signature Affogato Ice Cream flight $25

Flavors: Matcha, Bananas Foster, Chantilly Berry, Tiramisu

Tip 1: You can built your own ice cream flight with four flavors.โฃ

Tip 2: Bring an ice cream date because itโ€™s a lot of ice cream!

You can also build your own Affogato.

Check out menu below!

9. Nola Caye

Location: 898 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113

History: The port of New Orleans close proximity to the Caribbean nations and the historical influences from these nations that served to create the identity of New Orleans itself provide a most fitting setting to showcase authentic
representations of these nationโ€™s most popular dishes.

I highly recommend:

Ahi Tuna 22
seared tuna, mango, avocado, mixed greens, citrus vinaigrette, sesame seeds, etc

Braised Oxtail 29
pan jus, jalapeno-cheddar grits

Wine selection is incredible. I forgot which ones we had. Will update that soon.

10. Creasent Pizza Works

Location: 407 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

History: Contemporary counter-serve joint offering beer & slices of classic & creative hand-tossed pizzas.

Pizza is life! โฃ
แด›สœแด‡ส แด๊œฐ๊œฐแด‡ส€ 9 แด…แด‡สŸษชแด„ษชแดแดœ๊œฑ ๊œฐสŸแด€แด แดส€๊œฑ, ๊œฐส€แดแด แดแด‡แด€แด› สŸแดแด แด‡ส€๊œฑ แด›แด แด แด‡ษขแด‡แด›แด€ส€ษชแด€ษด แด€ษดแด… แด๊œฐ๊œฐแด‡ส€ แด›สœแด‡แด ส™ส แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑสŸษชแด„แด‡ แดส€ ๊œฐแดœสŸสŸ แด˜ษชแด‡๊œฑ. โฃ

Prices per slice are roughly $7 and whole pies are between $30-34.

๐™‰๐™–๐™ข๐™š: แด„สœษชแดขแดขแด€ส™แดœส€ษขแด‡ส€ โ†  Angus Beef + Onions + Cheddar + Mozzarella + Pickles + Ketchup + Mustardโฃ

Slice || ๐Ÿ’ฒ8โฃ
Whole Pizza || ๐Ÿ’ฒ34

11. Krystal Burger

Location: 116 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

History: Longtime fast-food chain serving square burgers on steamed buns, plus breakfast items & kids’ meals.

I recommend sticking to the basic and getting a three double krystal combo!

Take everything you love about our original Krystal and double it, double the meaty goodness of our square patties between those soft, steamed buns. Combo includes medium fries and a medium drink.

12. Bayou Express Seafood

Location: 243 Grand Caillou Rd, Houma, LA 70363โฃ (1 hr from New Orleans)

History: Unknown

My trip to NOLA aka New Orleans was everything! โฃLuckily, I took my vacation on the last month of Crawfish Season. You may find places that still offer them in July. โฃ

In Louisiana, their Crawfish is much bigger, juicer and cheaper than the ones in California. โฃThe Canjun seasoning in the boil is everything! โฃWhen I was in Houma, Louisiana, I checked out a whole in the wall spot calledโ€ฆ.โฃ

For my seafood boil I gotโ€ฆ..โฃ

$ 10.99/lb shrimpโฃ

$ 2.99/lb crawfish โฃ

$2.50 Sausage โฃ

$1.00 Potato โฃ

$.75 Corn โฃ

โฃ$1.50 Dip Sauce โฃ(FIRE)

Check out their menu

13. Los Jefes Grill

Location: 3224 Edenborn Ave, Metairie, LA 70002

History: Los Jefes Grill in Metairie has been chosen as their favorite Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Metairie, New Orleans and surrounding areas for takeout, delivery, dine-in and catering. (10 minutes away from NOLA)

What you should try:

Jefe’s Guacamole Dip

Chips and Salsa

Veggie Enchilada

Enchiladas Rositas (Cheese)

Torta Carnitas

Tostadas (Shrimp)

Crawfish Tacos

Taco Surf n Turf

Steak Chimichangas

More food on my Instagram.

But waitโ€ฆ..

I will be updating this article with more spots. I have so much more. Be on the look out!

Have you tried any of these spots?

Tag me on Instagram @eatwhateveryouwantand hashtag #eatwhateveryouwant

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