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A Food Lover's Guide To New Orleans

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New Orleans is known worldwide for its amazing and unique cuisine. Many unique restaurants can be found in the area, including mom and pop eateries and high profile chef-owned restaurants. You will be able to find restaurants that serve up menu options including everything from jambalaya to crawfish and po-boys to gulf seafood. With the diversity of the area's restaurant scene, there is definitely something for everyone's palate in New Orleans.

Breakfast Stops

There is no better way to start off your day of exploring the city of New Orleans than by enjoying an amazing home cooked Southern breakfast. There are many restaurants in the area that make it their specialty to create mouthwatering breakfast plates, perfect for anyone who loves a good breakfast. Here are some of the top places in New Orleans to grabs yourself some breakfast:

Popular Restaurants

One of the reasons New Orleans is popular among foodies is the wide variety of restaurants found there. You will find everything from casual to fine dining options and sandwiches to exquisite seafood dishes. No matter what you are looking for, chances are one of the many restaurants in the area has what you are craving. Here are some of the top restaurants in the New Orleans area:

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Waterfront Restaurants

The New Orleans area has many different waterways, including bayous, rivers, levees, the Gulf of Mexico and other puddles of water. The amazing cuisine combined with the beautiful water views is what makes dining at one of the many waterfront restaurants a must-experience while in the area. Here are some of the more popular waterfront restaurants in New Orleans:

Food Trucks

Over the past several years, food trucks have been continually gaining popularity. More and more cities across the country are recognizing this, offering more business licenses to food truck operators. Some cities even host large food truck rallies and festivals. New Orleans recognizes this fast-growing trend and has become home to many of the top food trucks in the country. Here are some of the more popular food trucks found in the area:

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Wine Bars

Many foodies enjoy having a fine glass of wine with their dinner and know what makes a good paring. Many restaurants in New Orleans know this and have added wine bars to their existing establishments, while many establishments completely dedicated to the art of wine service have popped up throughout the area. Here are some of the most popular wine bars in the New Orleans area:

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Tourist Attractions

There are many reasons people love to visit New Orleans. Of course many do come for the food, however, there are many attractions and tourist hot spots that keep visitors coming back year after year. So when you are out exploring the many sights of New Orleans, make sure to be prepared with a list of must-try restaurants near where you will be exploring.

French Quarter

City Park

St. Louis Cathedral

Obviously, there are many different restaurants in the New Orleans area. All of which are worth visiting, and some that you cannot visit the area without trying. You may find yourself planning your next foodie-themed vacation to the area before you even depart to go home.

Heather Landon (Heather Leigh Carroll) is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions - writing and travel - to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at
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