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15 Dishes We Loved in New Orleans

New Orleans is heaven for foodies. They take their cooking seriously, and they do it seriously well. Trying to find our favorite places to recommend was a feat in and of itself, but we managed to nail down our 15 favorite dishes. Split up by appetizers, entrees, and desserts, these individual dishes are the best plates at the very best restaurants.

We also included 7 drinks (one for each day of the week). You can't visit NOLA without wetting your whistle!


Palace Cafe, New Orleans


Central Grocery

Drago's Hilton New Orleans


wall of macaroons


Cafe Du Monde

Vieux Carre - Carousel Bar - Hotel Monteleone

I Wish I Could See a Map of Where These Places Are.

Wish granted! Need directions? We put together this map with all of our favorite places from the list to help with your logistics.

Last Updated: May 22, 2018