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:
For oyster lovers, there’s no better spot. This cash-only joint has been serving fresh oysters and other seafood specialties for a hundred years and they’re certainly worth a visit. Not much has changed since they opened in 1919 and that’s one of the reasons generations of New Orleanians have continued to come back year after year. They do close for the summer, so you’ll have to wait until September 12th when they reopen to visit. Trust us, the wait is worth it.
Address: 4550 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
2. La Petite Grocery
Housed in a charming Creole cottage from the 1800s, La Petite Grocery has it all: delicious food, a welcoming vibe, and a historic atmosphere. The story behind this little eatery is truly fascinating, and you can read more about it in our previous article
Address: 4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
If you’re in the mood for authentic Israeli cuisine, head on over to Shaya. The contemporary menu seamlessly blends flavors from all over the world for a meal that might just make your taste buds explode.
Address: 4213 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
4. Mona’s Cafe
Casual and comfortable, Mona’s Cafe has been serving Lebanese specialities for more than 20 years. This BYOB joint has a perfect pit stop to meet up with your friends after work and share a meal and maybe a bottle of wine or two.
Address: 4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
For a truly memorable meal, head on over to Cavan. Nestled underneath the ancient oaks and set in a century-old Creole mansion, a visit to Cavan never disappoints.
Address: 3607 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
You better come hungry at this little eatery, because the portions at Mahony’s are huge. This little counter-serve restaurant on Magazine has some truly mouthwatering po’boys, piled sky high and perfectly seasoned.
Address: 3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
7. Dat Dog
Colorful and quirky, you can always count on a fun time at Dat Dog. They’ve got more hot dog combination than you can shake a stick at, with new inventive items that you could only dream of.
Address: 3336 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
8. The Bulldog
Right on the corner of Magazine and Pleasant Street sits the Bulldog. Not only do they offer some of the best bar food in New Orleans, but they also offer more than 50 brews on tap and another 100 bottled options, so you can drink your way through pale ales, lagers, and IPAs while munching on some hearty cuisine.
Address: 3236 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
9. The Rum House
Island vibes and tasty tacos await you at The Rum House. Whether you’re looking for a quick spot for lunch or a long casual meal over delightful conversation with friends, The Rum House is the place to be.
Address: 3218 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
10. Joey K’s
Joey K’s has been a neighborhood favorite for many years, and after one bite, you’ll understand why. Hearty portions of home cooked Louisiana cuisine that will simply dazzle your taste buds.
Address: 3001 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
Our next stop on Magazine brings us to Coquette, a trendy little joint with a menu full of delicious American cuisine with their own unique spin on things.
Address: 2800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70115
Quite the popular spot during St. Patrick’s Day, Tracey’s has been a time-honored tradition for many New Orleanians. Famous for their po’boys and meat pies, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at this low-key Irish pub.
Address: 2604 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
13. District Donuts
Donut lovers, this one is for you. This comfortable cafe is the place to do when you’re craving something sweet. They make all their donuts in-house from scratch with unique flavor combinations you just won’t find anywhere else.
Address: 2209 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Moving right along, Stein’s is next up on our 6-mile journey. This Jewish-Italian deli will certainly satisfy your sandwich cravings, plus they have a great beer selection.
Address: 2207 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
15. Gris Gris
Our last stop on this journey brings us to Gris-Gris. This neighborhood restaurant opened up in August of 2018 and quickly became a favorite with locals. Their menu is full of refined southern cuisine and New Orleans classics that will quickly steal your heart.
Address: 1800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
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