NOLA: What we ate

We ate good in New Orleans. Real good. So good that I've put myself on a detox upon returning home. I tried to always remember to take pictures of our food (which is something I normally don't have a problem remembering) but we were on the go so much that I missed a few places :( The food was so different than anything that we have back home so most of us tried to eat as many different dishes as we could; to get a real taste of what New Orleans has to offer. We definitely weren't disappointed!

I've included links to the places that we visited below. If you ever find yourself in New Orleans, I've got a few places you might want to try!

** Warning: Mouth-watering food pictures ahead... **

Amazing breakfast. I had the biscuits & gravy one morning & a banana pancake the next morning. Yes, we went twice. I also ordered a side of grits with each meal as well (gotta eat up what you can't get back at home).

We had oysters here & they were fantastic (the best on our trip)! Our friends had larger meals of po' boys, cuban sandwiches, shrimp bisque... & it all looked good. Try the frozen bourbon milk punch, it was delish!

Luke had a red beans & rice, gumbo & jambalaya trio - which was amazing. Don't get a burger here though, they'll overcook it! Mine was just "eh".

Everything on the menu looked amazing! We had tacos (shrimp, oyster, flaked fish, jerk chicken & pulled bbq) with sides of poblano polenta, fried plantains & black beans with chorizo. I would definitely recommend this place (& everything on the menu, too)!

Olde N'awlins Cookery
Oysters & beer. Nothing else too exciting about this place.

We had a semi-fancy dinner here & it was delicious! Luke & I both had the shrimp & grits - it was pretty much the most amazing dinner I've had in quite a while. Kind of on the pricey side, but I'd still recommend it!

Luke & I didn't actually eat here - but we were with our friends when they did. All the food they ordered looked great! Your typical New Orleans fare.

Super delicious beignets! So fresh, fluffy & covered in powdered sugar. SO GOOD!

We happened to end up near Cafe du Monde late one night so we stopped in for some coffee & beignets. To be honest, they weren't that good. We all quickly agreed that Cafe Beignet was a better choice.

Po' boys, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp creole, red beans & rice - you name it, this place has everything! Almost everyone in our group got something different & we all raved how great the food was. Luke & I shared a grilled shrimp po' boy & it was delicious!

Our last breakfast in town. Our waiters were amazing & the food was your typical greasy breakfast - but good! It was Katie & Kara's birthday, so the waiters drew them a picture & also took our groups picture to hang on the wall. I told you the wait staff was amazing!

- Photos © Holly Carman -


  1. Oh be still my grumbling tummy! I need to get me to NOLA. Have you ever been to Screen Door here? Pretty tasty southern fare!


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