New Orleans is world-renowned for its food and the French Quarter is where you’ll find the city’s finest, celebrated restaurants. If your time is limited, and it’s a quick meal you’re after, follow the city natives and try the food where they eat. If you want to experience the best the city has to offer, enjoy the cuisine of the following must-visit eateries.
Brunch at Angeline is a meal not to be missed. If you can arrive at 10 AM at Angeline on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you’re in for a treat. A classic Southern brunch is served featuring everything from hearty omelettes of all types to “Gulf Shrimp and Country Ham.”
Café du Monde
If you’ve ever wanted to try an authentic beignet, you can grab a bag of the delicious, deep-fried choux pastries and enjoy them with a cup of coffee, freshly-squeezed orange juice, or milk. The beignets served at Café du Monde are among the best to be found anywhere. They are served 24 hours a day for enjoyment at the outdoor façade, or you can get them to go.
The rich flavors of the bayou can be savored and enjoyed at this French Quarter favorite. Just get there early because they don’t accept reservations. Their “Cajun Fried Chicken” is a must-try served with rabbit and sausage jambalaya, and a secret mix of spices. The menu is filled with the culinary classics the city is famous for and it’s so good you might find yourself at Coop’s Place more than once during your visit.
Offering classic Creole-Italian cuisine, Irene’s is so popular that there’s always a wait. Yet between the lively waiting area with live music on the piano and the delectable dishes served there, it’s definitely worth the wait. Offering favorites like “Meuniére Amandine” and “Lamb a’la Provence”, Irene’s is dining experience you really must have during your French Quarter visit.
Stanley may be an unassuming name but there’s nothing commonplace about the gumbo they serve there. Rich and flavorful filled with Andouille sausage, chicken, Gulf shrimp, oysters, and more, it will quickly become one of your culinary favorites. The menu at Stanley offers many of the dishes that made the city famous like their “Red Beans & Rice” and their “Cajum Spiced Ribs.” Be sure to try the “Classic Banana Split” made with their rich, homemade ice cream because it’s a delight.
Tucked into the back of a modest grocery store on a quiet French Quarter street, Verti Marte has a chalkboard menu, glass display cases, and serves generous portions. You can enjoy a po-boy or any of their delicious, ample deli sandwiches for a casual meal in a welcoming place.