New Orleans January 18, 2018
The 7 Meals You Need To Eat In New Orleans This Year
With so many restaurants in New Orleans, it’s easy to just stick to a couple favorites that are near to your home. But why not branch out in 2018, and try something new? Below we’ve listed some popular menu items from restaurants around the city that you need to eat this year.
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. Shrimp and Grits from Atchafalaya Restaurant
Not only does Atchafalaya have amazing food, but their drink menu is very popular as well. Amazing Cajun and Creole food in a casual atmosphere is what makes Atchafalaya stand out from the rest, and why you should give it a try. When you visit, try their shrimp and grits: head-on Gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, smoked tomatoes and delicious cream cheese grits. Give it a try, you won’t regret it! Located at 901 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70115.
2. Drago’s Charbroiled Oysters
If you’ve never had a charbroiled oyster from Drago’s, make 2018 your year to check it off your bucket list. Drago’s has been a New Orleans staple since 1969, serving up some of the best oysters in the city. There’s a location in Metairie at 3232 N. Arnoult Road and another location at the New Orleans Hilton on Poydras Street.
3. Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake from Jacques-Imo’s Cafe
If you’re looking for an authentic Cajun and Creole meal, then look no further. Jacques-Imo’s has all the local favorites plus some unique culinary creations like crabmeat stuffed shrimp, fried grits, or our personal favorite, the shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake. You won’t find it anywhere else. Located at 8324 Oak St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.
4. Mandina’s Turtle Soup
This local gem has been New Orleans favorite for over 80 years. Featuring mouth watering Italian and seafood cooking in a home-style setting, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but the turtle soup is to die for. Located at 3800 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
5. Roast Beef Po’boy from Parkway Tavern
For over a century, Parkway Bakery and Tavern has been feeding the people of New Orleans delicious po’boys in a laid back atmosphere. There’s always a like over at Parkway, and for good reason—their po’boys are the best. Get yourself a hot roast beef po’boy and see for yourself. Be warned, you’ll need a stack of napkins to get through it! Located at 538 Hagan Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119.
6. Buffalo Shrimp Po’boy from Avery’s on Tulane
This family owned and operated restaurant has been around since 2012, and their commitment to using the freshest ingredients while providing the best customer services ensures they’ll be around for a long time. Be sure to try their buffalo shrimp po’boy, one of their most popular items on the menu. There’s a reason it’s one of everyone's favorites: Succulent shrimp tossed in house made buffalo sauce and bleu cheese dressing topped with bleu cheese crumbles and dressed with lettuce and tomatoes. What’s not to like? Find it at 2510 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
7. Maypop Restaurant
What happens when Southeast Asian cuisine meets Southern cuisine? Maypop Restaurant. Nestled in the warehouse district, this hidden gem has several amazing menu items that’ll blow your tastebuds out of the water. Maypop’s slow roasted pork bellow grillades and cheesy grits is an explosion of flavors you’re sure to love. Located at 611 O'Keefe Ave. Suite C2, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113.
How many have you tried? Let us know in the comments below!