The graffiti-covered exterior of this quaint restaurant is sure to catch your attention while strolling on the Jackson Avenue. As you step inside, you are welcomed into a disarmingly simple setting where pleasingly compensates for the lack of frills. At Jackson Turkey and the Wolf, sandwiches take center stage with options like the lemony yogurt infused lamb neck roti and the smoked ham laden Virginia french roll waiting to delight your palate. Cocktails such as the interesting blue curaçao and coconut milk concoction and the Julie And Candy quench your thirst and complement every item on the menu. If you have arrived with kids, the cute animal-shaped table numbers are sure to fancy them along with the limited but delicious selection of desserts served here.
Rich flavors and traditions from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast meld on the menu at Carmo Café. This lunchtime destination draws diners from the Warehouse District and CBD with tropical dishes made with fresh ingredients. While the menu doesn't shy away from meaty dishes, vegetarians and vegans can rejoice in the constant availability of meat-free and vegan-friendly options. The short menu at Carmo Café features soups, sandwiches, salads and always changing specials like Summer Seafood Gazpacho, Beef or Tofu Brochettes in Coconut Cashew Sauce, and Savory Bread Pudding.
Diners can find a taste of the Caribbean in the Crescent City with a meal at Coco Hut. This ultra casual hidden gem on Bayou Road serves up Caribbean favorites with a home cooked feel. Jerk options are always on the menu, alongside a number of seafood and vegetable dishes served with island flare. Fresh limeade is available to compliment any meal. While the standard menu is available at every meal, don't miss the daily specials spelled out on the restaurant's chalkboard. - Bethany Culp
Toups' Meatery is an ideal place for all meat lovers, the menu includes a variety of meat. That list has everything from lamb, pork and steak to goat and quail. The restaurant is headed by the award-winning Chef Isaac Toups who is well known for his innovations in Cajun delicacies and his impressive stretch on Top Chef. They have a small menu, but a diverse wine list which perfectly blends with the food. The place has limited seating hence making reservations is advisable.
Origami Japanese Restaurant Sushi & Such satisfies cravings for Japanese fare from its spacious Freret Street location. Under the leadership of veteran sushi chef and restaurateur Mitsuko Tanner, and with the help of several partners, Origami offers diners a variety of Japanese noodle dishes, soups, entrees, and sushi. The sushi menu includes everyday favorites, in addition to specialty rolls (like the Yami Yami Roll and the Tuna Sandwich). Origami is open for lunch and dinner daily.
Homemade ice cream and wonderfully hand-crafted sodas lure folks into The Soda Shop. This casual John Besh café in the World War II Museum takes visitors back to the days of the counter-service soda shop. Besh uses artisan ingredients to create sweet treats, like the Steen's Cane Syrup cupcake, house-made marshmallow cream pie and Very Very Local Berry Shakes. Need something with a little more substance? Order one of The Soda Shop's sandwiches, like the grilled pimento with roasted jalapeno country ham, or the Bad Mamma Jamma with pork gravy. Moreover, breakfast is served daily.
If fried chicken makes your world go round then Popeyes is a place for you. The Canal Street location of the famous restaurant chain sees a plethora of patrons waiting to gorge on their delicious chicken wings, tenders, plates of fried seafood, sandwiches and the gorgeous family meal platter. Their classic sides complement the order with ease and colas wash them down well. The chicken served at Popeyes is cooked so well, you would not want to spare even the bones!
Located at the Royal Street, Ole Saint is a haunt for the young and young at heart. The pub and restaurant has an impressive selection of craft as well as bottled beers and is equipped with HD television sets, which makes it a perfect spot if you wish to catch a game. Classic pub fare like burgers, steaks, fries, wedges, sandwiches, salads and more are also served here in massive portions. They have great happy hours which see college students and young professionals. The place has WiFi service too.
If you're looking for a place that serves an excellent Muffaletta that is true to its roots, then Serio's Po-Boy & Deli is just right for you. Apart from this New Orleans' signature sandwich, the deli also offers a variety of other sandwiches and po-boys that are generously stuffed with delicious ingredients like roast beef, Italian salami, grilled chicken, oyster and catfish without being overwhelming. Most of the sandwiches are available in small or large servings so as to satisfy appetites of all sizes. There are a few vegetarian options as well, alongside signature salads, small plates and sides.
Light fare are few and far between on the Red Gravy menu. This Central Business District cafe serves up hearty portions of home-cooked Italian food. Stop in during breakfast hours for their signature breakfast sandwiches like the Egg and Meatball or the Jim, with egg whites, turkey and spinach. For lunch, choose from daily pasta specials, hot sandwiches, deli sandwiches and daily roast specials. All dishes are available for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. -Bethany Culp
With options like the big steak omlete, fluffy pancakes, delicious crepes and scrambled eggs available in a staggering variety of flavors, the IHOP offers diners breakfast and brunch items all day and all night long. This chain of restaurants has garnered much attention over the years, and continues to evolve and expand its menu. The IHOP at Canal Street is open 24 hours a day making it a great choice for a late meal after a night out at the nearby Bourbon Street.
Café Fleur de Lis is a charming little cafe located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. The cafe offers a delectable selection of breakfast dishes that include local favorites like biscuits, grits and the seafood benedict, alongside all American favorites like omletes, pancakes, french toast, sausages and bacon. With a breakfast menu that is so varied, you are sure to find something that is just right for you. Apart from breakfast, the cafe also serves a selection of po-boys, burgers, pastries and beverages. Although popular and often crowded with hungry customers, Café Fleur de Lis remains a cheerful and friendly place where all are welcome.