We did a quick trip to NOLA earlier this year and being the enthusiastic Foodies that we are, we made a list of all the places we wanted to eat while we were there. Needless to say, we didn’t have enough time to indulge in each one of these eateries but hey, since we spent soooo much time constructing a list we though that we would share it with you!
If you haven’t been yet, New Orleans is a hauntingly beautiful city rich with creole culture, African-American art, zydeco music and the most delicious Cajun food we’ve ever had. For all of these factors, we’re marking New Orleans as one of the most romantic cities in America because every night out on the town in this city could possibly be the Best Date Night Ever! So if you’re interested in checking out this soulful city with your loved one, check out these restaurants!
Mulate's the Original Cajun Restaurant: Cajun fare and live zydeco music in a rustic, wood-beamed space flanked by a dance floor & full bar. WE HAD FRIED ALLIGATOR HERE!
Café Du Monde: Iconic New Orleans cafe known for café au laits, chicory coffee & beignets since 1862.For atmosphere, go to the one in Jackson Square. Here’s a taste of some of their goodness if you want to experience it at home >>> Try the Coffee and Try the Beignets.
Willa Jean: Retro-chic café operation offering Southern menus, baked goods, coffee, tea & cocktails.
Domilise's Restaurant: Local institution with massive po' boys & beer in a no-nonsense counter-serve space since 1924.
Hansen’s Sno Bliz: Family-owned sno-ball stand mainstay since 1939 that's famous for soft shaved ice & homemade syrups. Sydnee says these are the best! (especially the one on plum st.)
The Ruby Slipper Café: an award-winning cafe famous for our breakfast, brunch & lunch offerings. We bring New Orleans flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics and fresh lunch dishes.
Tropical Isle: New Orleans most Powerful Drink, The Hand Grenade Drink is only served at Tropical Isle & Funky Pirate locations on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA.
MOPHO: Trendy spot for Vietnamese fare (including pho) with a Creole influence, plus bubble-tea cocktails.
Vessel NOLA: Mediterranean coastal fare, plus cocktails & beer bombers in a repurposed historic church.Boutique Du Vampyre: Unique store offering Gothic products ranging from jewelry & apparel to dolls & incense.
Verti Marte: This longtime market & deli open 24/7 is known for Creole-inspired sandwiches, entrees & sides.
GW Fins: Creative, ever-shifting seafood menu featuring fresh catches in a stylish updated warehouse space. (Sydnee recommended)
Red Fish Grill : Seafood & Cajun favorites including oysters in a funky & lively kid-friendly space. Has good BBQ Oysters.
Peche: Seafood from a coal grill & raw bar, plus local brews, are found in rustic digs with weathered wood.
Carousel Bar in hotel Monteleone: Has a rotating bar that’s supposedly really cool… Seaworthy: Locally sourced oysters & seafood are paired with cocktails & wine in a stylish Creole cottage.