This Taco Costs as Much as a Car
1. DISTRICT: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.2209 Magazine St, New Orleans
2. St. James Cheese Company5004 Prytania St, New Orleans
3. Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery14207 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans
4. Wayfare4510 Freret St, New Orleans
5. Cochon Butcher930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans
6. Stein's Market & Deli2207 Magazine St, New Orleans
7. Liberty Cheesesteaks5031 Freret St, New Orleans
8. McClure's BarbecueNOLA Tap Room, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans
9. Casamento's4330 Magazine St, New Orleans
10. Mister Gregory's French Casual Cafe806 Rampart St, New Orleans
11. Kebab2315 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans
12. The Sammich7708 Maple St, New Orleans
As the name implies, DISTRICT excels at coffee, sliders, and donuts, all while making innovative changes to each. In lieu of your average breakfast sandwich, expect "croquenuts" (a hybrid of a croque madame and a donut) or bacon & egg on a miso-praline biscuit. Donuts, meanwhile, range from the simple glazed and cinnamon sugar to the more unconventional Sriracha-maple, candied thyme, and cereal & milk. While you could pair your sugary goodies with a basic brew, we suggest you opt for house staples like Vietnamese cold brew or the "Sproca-Cola," a winning combination of cola, espresso, and chocolate milk.
This Uptown eatery is oh-so-more than just a cheese shop. It also sports fantastic sandos that qualify as some of the best in the city, such as its Hooks Cheddar sandwich that's made with Wisconsin Hooks cheddar, smoked turkey, basil, tomato, mayo, and avocado.
This eastern New Orleans Vietnamese standby might not amount to much from the outside -- with a mixed brick exterior and fading eggshell awning greeting diners -- but the signature bahn-mis here have drawn accolades from the country over. In addition to functioning as a casual full-service restaurant, the venue comes with a bakery that turns over equally excellent pastries like coconut rolls, egg tarts, and strawberry shortcake.
Wayfare is a proud provider of the great American sandwich. Actually, they make a bunch of them, using house-made jams, mustards, and spreads. And if you want to try one of their specialties, go for the Knuckle sandwich, which features roast beef and other amazingness on a pretzel bun.
Cochon's generalist meat offshoot, Cochon Butcher, is a hybrid butcher shop, deli counter, and wine bar in the same warehouse building as its pork-centric sibling. There are house-cured meats, sausages, and terrines to take home, but you're really here for the sandwiches, precisely the Muffuletta, stacked with nearly an inch of pink-hued, salty meats (pastrami, mortadella, Genoa salami), creamy provolone, and olive salad. You can order it to-go, but if you're staying, make sure to pair with a side of pancetta mac & cheese.
This deli & market in NOLA's Lower Garden District offers traditional and specialty sandwiches, including breakfast sandwiches (on Davidovich bagels straight from NYC) all day. Stein's also sells a huge selection of cured meats and salamis, over 50 cheeses from around the world, and a massive selection of domestic & international craft beers.
Located in Uptown New Orleans, Liberty brings the taste of Philly cheesesteaks to Creole Country with classic sammies loaded with steak, onions, and gooey cheese.
One of NOLA's finest BBQ joints, McClure's cooks his meats in a gigantic courtyard smoker and gives you the option of selecting from a variety of sauces, including North Carolina-style, sweet Kansas City sauce, and white Alabama sauce.
A New Orleans landmark since 1919, Casamento's is the grandaddy of all oyster bars, serving up fried oyster po' boys and equally delicious raw oysters, shucked right in front of you. The space is small and completely tiled, because the owners know oyster juice spillage is inevitable when you're marathon-slurping your meal.
This French Quarter cafe is a prime spot for breakfast and coffee, but don't forget its wide variety of sandwiches, which garner plenty of attention themselves.
This Bywater eatery immediately found a cult-like following after moving in and for excellent reason: its Dutch/German street food is spot on, especially the dark meat chicken doner, which has no equal in town.
This tasty Uptown used to be a pop-up, but they earned enough acclaim and business to launch a brick and mortar that cooks up sophisticated entrees and throws them between two halves of a French bread loaf. Pro tip: get the En Brouchette, which features a combination of fried oysters with bacon, bleu cheese, and meuniere sauce.