From history to hedonism, there are many reasons to plan a trip to New Orleans – but one aspect of NOLA is on almost every traveler’s top 3 list, and that’s the food. The Big Easy’s homegrown Cajun and Creole cuisine took the best flavors from places like France, West Africa, Spain, Haiti, and Germany, and fused them together to create out-of-this-world combinations and mouthwatering cuisine. If there’s one thing you won’t have any trouble finding, it’s restaurants – but with only three mealtimes in a day, how are you supposed to decide where to eat? Don’t waste a single dinner on a dish that isn’t 10/10 because we’ve put together a list of some of the best foods in New Orleans and where to eat them – you won’t even have to agonize over a menu!
Most NOLA restaurants are back in business after lengthy lockdowns, but things change quickly. Before heading to any one of the eateries we’ve listed below, be sure to double-check the opening hours and keep an eye on New Orleans’ travel advisory, just to be on the safe side.
Got your appetite and your stretchy pants? You don’t need anything else! Here are the must-eat foods in New Orleans and where to eat them.