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Our Favorite New Orleans Eats

Destination & Tourism | Jennifer and Mark Campbell | May 24, 2016

Our Favorite New Orleans Eats

Photos by Just Chasing Rabbits

Cafe du Monde

Eating beignets in New Orleans is like a rite of passage. You have to do it. You just have to!

For those of you who have never eaten the heavenly goodness, I compare them to doughnuts or funnel cakes. DEEEE-LISH! It's only good if you leave covered in powdered sugar.

Central Grocery

Home of the original muffuletta. The smell of this place alone is worth the trip.

The grocery store sells foods that are Italian and Greek (along with other specialties), so you can imagine the smell (breads, pastas, herbs,'ll drool for sure!).

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To cure your hunger, order a muffuletta. Don't ask for any changes or anything specific because you won't get it. It comes one way and one way only: The Central Grocery way (Italian meats with olive salad). You won't regret it!

Manny Randazzo's King Cake

Hands down the best king cake I've ever had. Thanks to New Orleans locals, the Johnsons, for the recommendation! After all, locals know best!

Randazzo's offers quite a few different sizes and flavors and can ship cakes as well. Depending on when you go, don't be surprised to see a line of people out the door and down the street. I'm not kidding! 


This restaurant is known for its baked ham. We visited for breakfast one morning, and every single item was amazing. The biscuits, the meats, everything...all just mouthwatering goodness! 

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This restaurant has a great atmosphere. They regularly have live music to really set the mood. On my first visit here, I ordered the (very large) sampler platter that included shrimp, crab, crawfish, oysters, frog legs and even alligator! 

What did we miss? Any recommendations for our next NOLA trip? Let us know in the comments below!

This story originally appeared on the Just Chasing Rabbits blog.

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