We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Angelo Brocato’s
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then you have to head over to Angelo Brocato’s. They’ve been serving amazing Italian desserts since 1905 and when you step inside you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to another time. 214 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119.
Antoine’s opened its doors in 1840, making it the oldest family-run restaurant in the country. Generations of New Orleanians have been enjoying their dining experience here at Antoine’s, usually with the same waiter they’ve have for decades. 713 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter at the corner of Bienville and Bourbon, Arnaud’s has been around since 1918. They’re celebrating their 100th year this year, so swing by and join in the celebration. 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112.
4. Cafe Du Monde
This famous little open-air coffee shop has become iconic and quite the tourist attraction. The original French Market Coffee Stand was established in 1862, and over the next 150 years they expanded to multiple locations around the city. There’s nothing like a beignet and a cup of coffee from Cafe Du Monde.
5. The Camellia Grill
This diner-style restaurant opened in 1946 and is practically a New Orleans landmark. From breakfast to gumbo, there’s something on the menu for everyone. 626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118.
6. Central Grocery
Known for being the birthplace of the iconic muffuletta, Central Grocery is the place to go when you’re in the mood for one of the colossal sandwiches. The line moves quickly, and your patience will be rewarded. 923 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116.
7. Commander’s Palace
One of the Grand Dame restaurants in New Orleans, Commander’s Palace has been delighting New Orleanians since 1880, making it one of the oldest restaurants in the city. 1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130.
8. Dooky Chase
If you’re looking for amazing home cooked food in a unique, friendly atmosphere, then you have to dine at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. Their fried chicken is legendary, and will have you licking your fingers it’s so good. 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119.
9. Hansen’s Sno-blitz
When it comes to snoballs, no one does it better than Hansen’s. Their homemade syrups are absolutely incredible, and they’re a perfect way to beat the heat during these New Orleans summers. 4801 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70115.
10. Jacques Imo’s
Head on over to Oak Street for delicious dining at one of the quirkiest restaurants in the city. The menu is filled with Cajun-Creole classics and some Jacque Imo’s originals you won’t find anywhere else. 8324 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118.
When you’re in the mood for down home Southern cuisine, look no further than this classic eatery. Mother’s has been around since 1938, and you can usually find a line around the block during lunch time. Trust us, it’s worth the wait! 401 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
Another historic restaurant in New Orleans, Tujague’s has been delighting New Orleanians since 1856. Known for their brisket, you’ll certainly have a memorable experience over at Tujague’s. 823 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116.
13. Willie Mae’s
Located in the historic Treme neighborhood, this family-owned and operated restaurant has been a local favorite since 1957. Serving soul food and southern classics, this is one place that’s worth waiting in line for. 2401 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA 70119.
How many of these famous restaurants have you eaten at? Sound off in the comments below!