Welcome to the food edition of my three part series of my trip to New Orleans. This post was my favorite to put together, and obviously my favorite to experience. I knew before I even traveled there that New Orleans was known for their food. And boy, NOLA did not disappoint.
Each meal I had was better than the last. New Orleans has the reputation of being one of the best food cities in the US, and they have the recipes to back it up.
Some of these recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and since the city is rich with backgrounds of French, German, Spanish and Creole people, you can find recipes that have stood the test of time. From grits and eggs Benedict that are always an oldie but a goodie, they will always be crowd pleasers. To foie gras and frog legs for the more sophisticated palette. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it in New Orleans. I did not get a chance to try their famous Po-boy sandwich, but I did eat a ton of seafood, and probably ate more shrimp than I had in a year. But if you love seafood as much as me, you want to eat it in a place near the ocean and places that know how to make it.
Here are all the scrumptious food photos of all the meals I ate and devoured and fell in love with. There are many places to eat in the French Quarter, but these selected few were chosen specifically by the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau for us to check out and share. Obviously, they are going to take us to their favorite spots. I mean, they are the locals and they know all the places. So if my pictures don’t do it justice, take my and the NOLA CVB word for it and write these restaurants down as your must eats when you visit the city.
Arnaud’s Restaurant – (excuse the photos, they were phone photos and it was super dark)
Brennan’s – a brunch must since 1946
Cure bar for craft cocktails and appetizers.
Cooking demonstration and breakfast at Langlois Culinary Crossroads
Gumbo over grits and topped with poached egg.
Peche Seafood Grill – Winner of two James Beard awards.
Upperline Restaurant – Wine spectator award winner.
Cafe Du Monde – THE place for beignets and coffee
Breakfast at Palace Cafe
If you are interested in seeing the sights, culture and architecture through my mini photo tour, you can see it here: https://www.mythirtyspot.com/2015/01/tour-through-new-orleans-architecture-history-culture-sights.html/
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The opinions and text are all mine.