City Name: New Orleans, LA
Country Location: United States
Continent: North America
Recommended Duration of Stay: 2-7 days
New Orleans, Is my #1 favorite city in the US. The city (tourists and residential areas), is filled with all kinds of culture, love, food and bourbon. Every visit feels like a hug from somebody's grandmama. I try to make this trek at least once a year, and when I do, I try to visit my favorite places. Below, I've shared my favorite food spots, for reference. Hopefully, this is helpful!
New Orleans is known for their Bourbons and mixed drinks: Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Daquiris. Have all of these until your heart and inhibitions are content!
Port of Call
I've heard the brunch here is good l, however I've only ever stopped here for their Monsoon, which is an XXL version of a Hurricane. You can take this to go and ensure you'll be happily intoxicated for a few hours. It's in the Treme area and once you grab the Monsoon, you can leisurely walk to the French Quarter. By the time you reach the FQ, you would have finished your drink. It's a great Saturday/ Sunday afternoon activity.
this place as southern as it gets. It's basically someone's grandmother's home cooking, and the "restaurant" itself is extremely small, BUT the food is so good people line up every day before 2pm to grab several plates. Consider this the hole in the wall from Louisiana heaven. Try to get there early and make sure you're hungry is if you go.
The Ruby Slipper
So this is a chain restaurant however it's so good. I usually get the Eggs Cochon, which if you like pulled pork and eggs separately, I'd suggest you try them together on the amazing biscuits they make here.
Willies Fried Chicken
If you absolutely love fried chicken, then I suggest you stop at one of the locations along bourbon street and get yourself a box of Willie's Chicken. If you are sensitive to salt, then I suggest you still make a stop at Willies, but only once you're completely blasted and you can barely stand. It's great chicken and I truly believe it prevents and cures hangovers. In my opinion, it's better than Popeyes and it's a New Orleans staple.
Acme Oyster House
This is a seafood MUST go. It's touristy but good. If you're into seafood and specifically oysters, this should be the bucket list item you cross off. It gets packed so you may have a bit of a wait, but it's worth it if and when you have patience.
If you do nothing else, please go eat here. Please! It has some of the best food I've ever had, in my entire life. They're known for their Po'Boy Sandwiches and their Barbecue Shrimp. It's absolutely delicious and sometimes I shed a tear thinking about how this place doesn't exist in New York. I can not stress how worth it this place is.