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.
This place looks amazing! Hope to check it out sometime!
Oh my! That food looks amazing. I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans. If I ever get there, this is my first stop!
Olivia Schwab says
Everything looks incredible! I love creme brûlée and will have to go to this place if I ever make it down to New Orleans! My best friend goes to Tulane there so I’ll show her this post!
OMG, this all looks amazing! I want to go to New Orleans. On my bucket list!
Diane Sullivan says
Oh My Gooodness! I want it ALL!! Looks delicious.
I especially love the bananas and waffle! Yum!
Food in New Orleans seem really delicious. We have a few restaurants here that specialize in New Orleans cuisine and I love them all. It’s amazing how you captured that photo with fire!
John Lopez says
I’d love to visit in New Orleans!! There foods really looks delicious and I wanted to try it.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
All of these eats look amazing. I dont think I could pick just one. There are quite a few I would like to try if I were ever to get back south and visit New Orleans.
Elizabeth O. says
Crème brulee! What a lovely crust it has on top! I adore NO so much!
Madison | Wetherills Say I Do says
Oh my goodness! What an amazing trip and holy cow, all of the food looks incredible. Did you not eat for a week afterwards?!
Lindsay Eidahl says
Everything looks so amazing! I would love to visit New Orleans some day!
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Oh my goodness! I love the picture of the oysters! They are my favorite!
Thanks so much for taking us on the trip with you!
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
Fantastic trip you had in New Orleans! I am so envious! The place and the food looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this wonderful adventure you just had. :)
So many good looking dishes here. I can’t even pick a favorite…but it makes me want to go to New Orleans. :)
Yona Williams says
I am a foodie and think I would love to explore the restaurants of New Orleans. That first pic in this post has me salivating. It looks delicious. I think I would like to explore their breakfasts and desserts the most.
Omg this restaurant looks absolutely amazing! I do not think a single photo looked bad!!! Now I’m hungry lol
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
You had so many gorgeous meals there. I love the look of the waffles, I can’t wait to have some of them in Amsterdam next month :)
All of that food looks totally amazing. I really like all of the breakfast items the best!
Aww you ate at some of my favorite spots while in the Nola– I’m glad you enjoyed yourself.