Few places in the country are as diverse in their food offerings as New Orleans. The sheer number of casual and fine dining options is a good indication that the city takes its restaurant scene very seriously. Regardless of the type of cuisine you’re craving, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find it served up somewhere in the area. The biggest problem you’ll have when it comes time to eat is deciding where to go. Read on for some suggestions on which New Orleans restaurants you should consider giving a try during your stay.
restaurant marries Israeli staples with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. Shaya approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana. Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.
Toast is a neighborhood bakery where you can sit at the breakfast bar while sipping a cafe au lait and enjoying omelets or you can grab a coffee and cinnamon roll on your way to work. All breads, jams, custards, and curds are made in house daily.
TOUP’s Meatery When you eat with the Toups family, it’s an experience. They’ve been in Louisiana for over 300 years, so they’ve developed an incredible relationship with the food and the land. Inspired by these deep-rooted Louisiana family traditions, Isaac and Amanda opened Toups’ Meatery restaurant in the Spring of 2012 to share that unique eating experience with the food-loving people of New Orleans. At Toups’ Meatery, you’ll find authentic cracklins’ on the menu, which have been called “equal to Christendom’s finest”, cocktails by the pitcher, and the Meatery Board, a wonderful selection of house cured meats and accompaniments. Slow cooked, meltingly tender Lamb Neck, Confit Chicken Thighs with chicken liver and cornbread dressing, and other substantive dishes that reflect Chef Isaac’s sophisticated approach to Cajun cuisine.