This may be an act tantamount to the basic-ness of Pumpkin Spice Lattes on the first day of Fall. But having a hurricane from Pat O’Briens is beyond basic–it’s essential. This fruity, rum libation is so quintessentially Nola. So pace your self and don’t forget to grab a Hand Grenade afterwards!
Cafe Du Monde
Another New Orleans staple, Cafe Du Monde. Just when you thought there was nothing special about a beignet, well you haven’t had one here. Not sure if it’s the perfect Cafe Au Lait pairing or the magic dust the sprinkle in their dough mix, but this treat MUST be had, hot and fresh from their cafe. Everyone I know who’s purchased the dough mix, trying to create their own NOLO cafe in their kitchen… it never quite tastes the same.
Jimmy J’s Cafe
Sure the line may be nearly half a mile and you have to wait over 2 hours to walk through the doors of Jimmy J’s, but who won’t pay that price for a GREAT plate of food?!
That’s exactly what we did, and we were pleasantly surprised.
The menu gives you the perfect balance of your brunch favorites infused with New Orleans flare. There’s no shortage of crawfish specials, andouille and the perfect mix of sweet and savory.
Having Liberian and Nigerian roots I was taken by the history of New Orleans and the impact of West African culture in that region.
And there is no better way to learn about a culture than through food.
Bennachin, true to it’s Cameroonian roots, serves dishes that are bursting with flavor–rich stews, coconut rice, fried plantain and a healthy offering of vegetarian dishes.
Serving a wide array of meats that will make any pork enthusiast heart melt (or clog), this spot is a butcher, wine bar and wine counter all in one.
If you are looking for an amazing sandwich, this is the spot.
Great for a quick bite in between sight-seeing. Even if you don’t want pork, they have great turkey selections as well.