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.
Let’s get started…..
1. Antonio’s Restaurant
Location: 713 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
History: 𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄, 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲’𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗢𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀? 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝟭𝟴𝟰𝟬 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵-𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿.
What I recommend you try…..
𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐬 + 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬:
➥ Seafood Gumbo $12 bowl/ cup $10
➥ Charbroiled Oysters $15
➥ Eggs Benedict $18
➥ Pain Pardu with Smoke Bacon $18
➥ Petite Fillet $36
➥ Antoine’s Seafood Omelet $22
➥ Baked Alaska $20
➥ Jubilee Cheesecake (I need to recreate) $11
➥ Flourless Chocolate Torte $11
➥ Bread Pudding $9
➥ 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 café au laits, chicory coffee & beignets since 1862.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝗗𝘂 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲. 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗳𝗳𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝘁𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 💲3.40
Also, don’t forget to pair it with coffee or hot coco. ➥ Reg/ 💲2.94 Large/ 💲4.30
Tip 1: If you looking for atmosphere and culture to the famous location on Decatur Street, is where you need to be.
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.
𝘗𝘭𝘶𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥, 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪 𝘙𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳. 𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪 𝘙𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳, 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘱.
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 mines🤣
Tip 4: Bring Cash. They ONLY take cash.
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. It’s literally on the opposite end of the actual cafe.
𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬: 𝟖𝟑𝟐 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐭, 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐎𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬, 𝐋𝐀 𝟕𝟎𝟏𝟏𝟔
𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘒𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘋𝘶 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘹 𝘮𝘪𝘹𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴.
𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐃𝐮 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞…..
➥ Beignet Mix $3.99
➥ Coffee and Chicory $3.99
[𝘼𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 + 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨]
➥French Roast Coffee $3.99
[𝘼𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨]
𝐓𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚…..
➥ Cajun Jambalaya Mix $3.99
➥ New Orleans Red Beans & Rice Mix $3.99
➥ Cajun Gumbo & Rice Mix $3.99
➥ King Cake Mix $13.99
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 try….
➥ Raspberry Grilled Cheese 💲6.75
Three cheeses – provolone + cheddar + pepper jack cheese – topped with raspberry preserve served on ciabatta bread
➥ Avocado Toast with Egg 💲7
➥ Black Coffee ☕️ 💲2.50
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.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒓𝒚…
➥ Matcha Lemonade 💲5
Kilogram Organic Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha over lemonade+ ice
➥ Chai Tea Latte 💲5.25
Kilogram organic tea blend Chai w Oatly milk 11oz
➥ Lamar Burger (V)b💲12
Lentil-quinoa-walnut patty | avocado | sprouts | tomato | pickles| red onion | vegan chipotle mayo | sprouted sesame bun
➥ Rainbow Tostadas (2) (V) (GF) 💲13
Black bean spread | guacamole | purple cabbage | golden beets, watermelon radish | local greens cashew crema | pepitas | baked corn tortillas
➥ Matcha Affagoto (V) (GF) 💲7
Choose between Matcha or Espresso (decaf available) and Coconut gelato
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. Hansen’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
History: 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗹𝗱-𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲, 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗢𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀. 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟰, 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻-𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝘆. **𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲**
ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪ ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʀʏ…..
➥ Cookies and Cream
➥ Verbena & Blueberry Jam
➥ Bittersweet Chocolate Torte
[ Double Scoop 💲7 ]
Tip: You are able to sample as many flavors as you desire. So don’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.
Tip 2: Bring an ice cream date because it’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 nation’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!
ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴏꜰꜰᴇʀ 9 ᴅᴇʟɪᴄɪᴏᴜꜱ ꜰʟᴀᴠᴏʀꜱ, ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴍᴇᴀᴛ ʟᴏᴠᴇʀꜱ ᴛᴏ ᴠᴇɢᴇᴛᴀʀɪᴀɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴏꜰꜰᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱʟɪᴄᴇ ᴏʀ ꜰᴜʟʟ ᴘɪᴇꜱ.
Prices per slice are roughly $7 and whole pies are between $30-34.
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: ᴄʜɪᴢᴢᴀʙᴜʀɢᴇʀ ↠ Angus Beef + Onions + Cheddar + Mozzarella + Pickles + Ketchup + Mustard
Slice || 💲8
Whole Pizza || 💲34
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 70363 (1 hr from New Orleans)
My trip to NOLA aka New Orleans was everything! Luckily, I took my vacation on the last month of Crawfish Season. You may find places that still offer them in July.
In Louisiana, their Crawfish is much bigger, juicer and cheaper than the ones in California. The Canjun seasoning in the boil is everything! When I was in Houma, Louisiana, I checked out a whole in the wall spot called….
For my seafood boil I got…..
$ 10.99/lb shrimp
$ 2.99/lb crawfish
$1.50 Dip Sauce (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
Enchiladas Rositas (Cheese)
Taco Surf n Turf
More food on my Instagram.
I will be updating this article with more spots. I have so much more. Be on the look out!