New Orleans Dinner Cruises

Which New Orleans Dinner Cruise is Best?

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This post covers New Orleans riverboat dinner cruises, including tickets, discounts, menus, music, reviews, as well as information about various lunch cruises.

 

 


OVERVIEW

There are two main companies in New Orleans that offer cruise services on the Mississippi River: The Steamboat Natchez and the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler. Each riverboat provides both a sunset dinner cruise and a lunch cruise in addition to several other services.Mississippi River Cruise Read more »

How is the weather in New Orleans in December?

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December is a great time to visit New Orleans as the weather remains fairly mild and there are lots of events this month like the Christmas Eve Bonfires along the Levee or Caroling in Jackson Square.

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Best New Orleans Cocktails

12 Traditional New Orleans Drinks You Must Try

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This post covers 12 famous New Orleans cocktails, including a brief history, a top 12 list of mixed drinks, as well as the best cocktail bars to drink them in

 

 


HISTORY OF MIXED DRINKS IN NEW ORLEANS

In the earliest days of the city, barrels of brandy were as important to the French and Spanish colonists as their saws and hammers. By the time Napoleon sold the territory to the Americans 1803, this port city could offer bourbon from upriver, rum from the islands, brandy, absinthe and wine from the old country. Read more »

Things to Do in December in New Orleans

Things to do in December in New Orleans

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This post provides details about some of the most fun and interesting activities in New Orleans during the month of December, including a top-10, free things to do, nighttime activities, family-friendly and lots of Christmas options.  

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER

This section covers our top 10 activities that you can enjoy in New Orleans this December. Whenever possible, we will make a note when one of these ideas is also family-friendly, free, and/or great fun after dark.

For tips on the most popular activities in New Orleans, check out our ghost, swamp, plantation, and riverboat tour posts.

Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.

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New Orleans Streetcars | How to Ride the Trolleys

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This post demonstrates how to ride the New Orleans streetcars with tips on choosing the right ticket, seeing the best sights, and understanding the streetcar’s history. In New Orleans, trolleys are called streetcars, and their image is iconic to the Crescent City. The streetcar system is cheap and easy to navigate. 

 

 

There are currently 5 streetcar routes: the Riverfront; St. Charles; Canal (Cemeteries); Canal (City Park/Museum); and Rampart/St. Claude lines.

It’s important to know which line best serves your destination.  Though, many of you will likely be interested in the St. Charles Line to the Garden District, which you could use to reach our daily, pay-what-you-wish Garden District + Lafayette Cemetery #1 walking tour (learn more). Read more »

Night Tours in New Orleans

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This post will provide a rundown of all the most popular and interesting New Orleans night tours, including our pay-what-you-wish options. 

 

 


GHOST AND VAMPIRE TOURS

New Orleans is often referred to as the most haunted city in America, so it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are a lot of tours offered in the area which focus on the subject of ghosts, hauntings, and even vampires, and most occur at night.

We offer our own pay-what-you-want French Quarter Ghost TourDuring the outing, our professional tour guides cover a variety of topics from Pirates Alley to Hotel Monteleone. Whether you’re trying to save some money or you just want to take one of the best tours in the city, this is an excellent option.

If you’re not in the mood to walk, there are night bus tours which include a variety of spooky stories about the history of New Orleans and even take you to a cemetery. For additional information, check our Bus + Cemetery tours section.

For more details on both our tour and other spooky tours in the area, make sure to read our post about New Orleans haunted tours.

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Things To Do In The Treme

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This post covers things to do in Treme, one of New Orleans unique neighborhoods, including tips on what to see, where to eat, as well as where to dance. 

 

 


PLAN YOUR VISIT

A visit to New Orleans would not be complete without spending some time in one of its most famous locations. As one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, there is much to learn and experience when you are there in the Treme.

From its earliest beginnings as one of the nation’s few multicultural communities, its character was developed with a combination of immigrants, refugees, and Free People of Color all converging on the area from as far back as the 1700s.

The significance of such a community growing against America’s tumultuous background has created an area known for its famous jazz funerals, Mardi Gras Festivities, and historical sites. 


Sample Itinerary

  • Partake in a morning tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1 with us (Free Tours by Foot).
  • Take a coffee or lunch break at Mr. Gregory’s after the tour. 
  • Enjoy a walk through Armstrong Park.
  • Enjoy a late southern lunch at Lil Dizzy’s.
  • Learn about Mardi Gras Indians at the Backstreet Museum in the late afternoon (be sure to confirm hours).

How to Get Here

A quick walk from the French Quarter, the Treme begins at Armstrong Park, 701 Rampart Street. Regardless of how you travel, we recommend using this Google Maps link for directions to the park.

 

How to Get to Treme from French Quarter

 

We also created a Google map for you of all of the locations mentioned in this post.

You can walk away from the river on Dumaine St., Or, if you are at either end of the Quarter on Rampart you can ride the Rampart St. Car for $1.25. Read our post on how to ride the streetcars in New Orleans.

Why not join us for one of our pay-what-you-like tours of Treme offered @10:30 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays?

Our Voodoo Tour offered Wednesday through Monday and our Music, Arts and More Tour also visits parts of Treme. Check out our current schedule to see what is available. 

Lastly, we also offer a daily tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1. Though technically the cemetery borders Treme, it makes a lot of sense to combine a morning visit to the cemetery before heading off to Treme for lunch and more exploration. 


How Much Time to Devote Here

So, our tour of Treme lasts 2 hours, so we feel that is the minimum you should devote, but we feel at least a 1/2 day in the neighborhood is warranted. 

Just read the sections on things to see, things to eat, and nightlife, and see if you can’t help yourself from spending an entire day or night here. 


Special Events

In addition to the weekly Congo Square drum circle, there are several events or festivals taking place in the Treme.

  • Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival (March)
  • Jazz in the Park (Seasonal)
  • Tremé Festival (October)
  • Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival (November)

 


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TOP THINGS TO DO IN TREME

The Treme will keep you busy. Some of New Orleans top sights are located here. Below is our list of the top things to do, see and experience in this legendary neighborhood.

Be sure to also read our master post on things to do in New Orleans for more travel ideas.


St. Louis Cemetery #1

Established in 1789, it is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Located right at the edge of the French Quarter the tombs contain the remains of many of the old Creole families that lived there throughout history. Here you’ll see multi-story tombs of people from as far back as the French colonial days. Buried there you’ll find the first black mayor of New Orleans and Marie Laveau – the legendary voodoo queen. 

You can read a bit more with our self-guided tour of the cemetery, but you can only enter on a guided tour. 

Consider taking our St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour, which runs every morning and is a great start to your exploration of Treme


Louis Armstrong Park/Congo Square

Located on the outer edge of the French Quarter, the Louis Armstrong Park is dedicated to one of the City’s most favored residents and traditions. This 32-acre green space with several kids playgrounds has played a significant role in the city’s history and is also known as the city’s New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.

 

 

From as far back as the early 1800’s all manner of events have been held nearly every Sunday in this prominent location. This was the only day of the week when African Americans, both slaves, and freemen, were allowed to openly gather and make music together. Those many Sundays of long ago were instrumental in the development of one of the purest of American styles of music – jazz.

Every Sunday @3 pm, you can join in on a free drum circle in Congo Square (video). It’s among the top free things to do in NOLA.

You can get a taste of the history and flavor of the park on our Music, Arts, and More Tour, which usually takes place on Fridays and Saturdays @2:30 pm. 


Backstreet Cultural Museum

The Backstreet Cultural Museum is home to a number of artifacts, memorabilia, films, and costumes that reflect the growth of the African-American culture in New Orleans.

Exhibitions include exquisite displays on the Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals, and the many social clubs that emerged over time and illuminate the struggles that African Americans had to overcome and their triumph over the obstacles that were represented in its music.

 

 

You’ll also see their famous Film Collection, voodoo artifacts, Baby Doll exhibits, collections from the social aid and pleasure clubs of the region. A trip to the Backstreet Museum is much more than fun; it is also educational and entertaining.

The Backstreet Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and admission is $8.00 per person. A guided tour will help you to rediscover and relive an integral part of African American culture.  http://www.backstreetmuseum.org/


Eat

Food, particularly soul food, is what you should seek out in the Treme! We suggest several restaurants and cafes here, including Lil Dizzy’s, Treme Coffeehouse, Fatma’s Cozy Corner, Willie Mae’s Scotch house, or the crown jewel Dooky Chase’s.

Read more about them in our section on restaurants and be sure to read our post on the 13 must-try foods in New Orleans

And in case you didn’t know, we offer pay-what-you-like New Orleans food tours.


Jazz Mass St. Augustine’s Catholic Church 

1210 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Since its dedication to freedom from oppression in 1842, this Treme church was available to free people of color, who eventually purchased pews for enslaved people to worship alongside them since they could not pay for the pew fees in practice at the time.

 

 

In 2004, the church added a memorial to the slaves who lived and died in the area. The large chain cross is adorned by hanging angle shackles.

If you are there on a Sunday, why don’t you check out the jazz gospel service (video above)?  

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New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture, and History 

1418 Governor Nicholls St, New Orleans, LA 70116

This complex is currently closed for remodeling. When it reopens, it is the epicenter of activities in the neighborhood. You can still pass by and see the historical buildings that were typical of traditional Treme Homes.

Please check their website, http://www.noaam.org/ for an opening date.


St. Anna’s Episcopal Church

1313 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

St. Anna’s has always had an emphasis on social justice for all; they were the first church in the city not to charge pew fees since opening in 1846.

This is an Anglo-Catholic Church and certain Catholic rituals aren’t followed. In fact, one bishop destroyed the confessional booths with an ax in the 1940s.

The church also reaches out to our unique community with the Mission to Musicians program. St. http://www.stannanola.org/

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WHERE TO EAT IN THE TREME

Willie Mae’s Scotch House

2401 St Ann St.

A Food Channel favorite many of our guests ask about Willie Mae’s before we can suggest it. Originally it was a bar, but after a location change in 1957 the restaurant also housed a barbershop and beauty salon. Their Wet Batter chicken is what they have been known for ever since.

 

 
The Food Channel and the Travel Channel have both named it “America’s Best Fried Chicken”. So, maybe it is worth a trip to the Treme! 


Dooky Chase Restaurant

2301 Orleans Ave

Leah Chase is considered to be the Godmother of Creole Cuisine. So much so that there has been a documentary about her and Tatiana from the Princess and the Frog is based on her. Their lunch buffet is what we suggest, with an assortment of Creole and soul food cuisine.

Dooky Chase Restaurant is one of our top 10 places to get gumbo in New Orleans.

Make sure not to miss the pictures of celebrities and dignitaries that have sat at Leah’s table. 


Lil Dizzy’s

1500 Esplanade

Downhome southern fare with an affordable weekend breakfast buffet. Beyonce and Jay-Z swear by Dizzy’s!


Treme Coffeehouse

1501 St. Phillip St.

This family-owned coffee shop situated across from the community center is the Epicenter of the neighborhood. Tour groups, teachers, students, neighbors all Gather here. 


Fatma’s Cozy Corner

1532 Ursulines Ave

A new addition to the neighborhood Fatma’s offers Mediterranean/Turkish cuisine and beverages to the Treme. Fatma has owned many establishments in the Metropolitan New Orleans Area, so we are sure it will please your sense.

 


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MUSIC VENUES

If you venture out into the Treme for a night out, you won’t be disappointed. There are many locations to go to, and we highlight our 3 favorite places.

Be sure to read our post on things to do at night in New Orleans for more trip ideas


Mother-in-Law Lounge, 1500 Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Beloved late local musician Ernie K-Doe opened the Mother-in-Law Lounge in 1994; it was named after his smash hit “Mother-in-Law.”  The bar is a shrine to the flamboyant character who would often greet guests at the door.

It was reopened one year after being flooded after Hurricane Katrina passed through by his widow Antoinette K-Doe. After her eventual death, famed trumpeter Kermit Ruffins reopened the iconic bar as Kermit’s Mother-in-Law Lounge in 2014.
 

 

Learn more about music venues in this neighborhood in our nightlife section and be sure to read our post on where to find great live music in New Orleans.

It is also a stop on our self-guided Hurricane Katrina Tour


The Candlelight Lounge

925 N Robertson St.

Definitely a dive, this is the place to see generations of New Orleans musicians play for each other. We suggest calling ahead to see if they have live music on the night you plan to visit.

If they do you will enjoy yourself and the cheap drinks. We do suggest getting a taxi or Uber in and out of the neighborhood at night. 


Bullet’s Sports Bar

2441 A P Tureaud Ave.

Featured on the HBO Show Treme Bullet’s is a neighborhood bar. Call ahead for live music, and you will get a truly authentic New Orleans experience.

 


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GUIDED TOURS OF THE TREME

As we mentioned above, we offer pay-what-you-like tours of Treme @10:30 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays (details below).

Our Voodoo Tour offered Wednesday through Monday and our Music, Arts and More Tour also visits parts of Treme. Check out our current schedule to see what is available. 

Lastly, we also offer a daily tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1. Though technically the cemetery borders Treme, it makes a lot of sense to combine a morning visit to the cemetery before heading off to Treme for lunch and more exploration. 

Lastly, if you are considering a tourist discount pass, keep in mind that the New Orleans Pass includes a free tour of the Treme.


FREE TOURS BY FOOT TREME TOUR

Items discussed include:

  • New Orleans’ role in the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Saint Augustine Church
  • Backstreet Cultural Museum and Skull and Bone Gangs
  • Storyville
  • Jazz, rock and roll, and bounce music
  • Congo Square
  • Slavery in the colony and U.S. city and what happened after the American Civil War
  • The lives of New Orleans’ free people of color
  • Mardi Gras Indians
Tour information

Reservations: Required. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more persons should visit our group inquiry page

Treme Tour Meeting PointWHERE: Meet your guide at Mr. Gregory’s Coffee Shop 806 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (map).

WHEN: Meet your guide at 10:20 am.

DURATION: Approximately 2 hours.

DISTANCE: Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km)

COST: Pay what you like.

Save more money in New Orleans with a tourist discount pass and consider a swamp tour and a plantation tour.

 


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Be sure to read our other New Orleans neighborhood guides.

  • French Quarter
  • Garden District
  • Faubourg Marigny
  • Bayou St. John
  • Frenchman Street
  • Algiers

 

New Orleans Cemetery Tours

New Orleans Cemetery Tours

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This post covers the various New Orleans cemetery tours that are available to you, including our pay-what-you-like tours, self-guided options and bus tours that visit a cemetery.

 

 


GUIDED CEMETERY TOURS

Just about every tour company in New Orleans offers some type of cemetery tour. Most are focused on the history and burial practices of each cemetery, but others combine elements such as ghost stories and Voodoo practices (see the section below). 

We at Free Tours by Foot offer daily tours of both St. Louis Cemetery #1 and Lafayette Cemetery #1. See our current schedule of public tours. Read more »

Best Po-Boys in New Orleans

The Best Po-Boys in New Orleans

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This post is about where to find the best po-boys in New Orleans, including within and French Quarter and beyond. We also explain what a po-boy is. Of course, you could learn about them on one of our food tours.

 


WHAT IS A PO-BOY?

People come to New Orleans and say, “I need to try a Po-boy!” – and you definitely should while you’re here. Our tour guides are always asked about what a Po-boy is. Here’s the simple answer: a Po-boy is anything sandwiched between either 8, 16, or 32 inches of French Bread.
 

 

 

However, locals have a more concrete idea of what they think a true Po-boy should be. A New Orleanian will tell you a Po-boy is a protein ingredient (e.g. fried oysters, fried shrimp, or hot sausage) in between Leidenheimer French Bread.

Now, whether you want it dressed or not, that is the question. Locals usually just get their Po-boy dressed, and that means mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and pickles. That being said, don’t feel shy about asking for any of these toppings to be excluded from your sandwich – just don’t say you want it naked! 


Why is It Called a Po-Boy?

The first instance of a published description of a sandwich sounding like a Po-boy was in the Daily Picayune newspaper on Dec. 7, 1851. At the time, the paper actually called it a dugout.

Most agree that the Po-boy came to be during the streetcar strike of 1929. Former Streetcar Conductors Benny and Clovis Martin opened the Martin Brother’s Coffee Stand and Restaurant in 1922 at the French Market in the French Quarter.

Being former members of the Street Railways Union, they wanted to support the striking transportation workers, who they feared were destitute and starving. They published a letter in a local paper stating any of the people from the striking division 149 would be given a free sandwich. They would feed any poor boy that came into their shop.

 

 

The most popular Po-boy options are fried shrimp, oyster, or catfish. The more traditional options come with ham, roast beef, or hot sausage. But, if you want to be adventurous, there are many more options are out there.

In the next section, we list some of the best Po-Boys in New Orleans by neighborhood (as per the Free Tours by Foot tour guides).

 


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BEST PO-BOYS IN THE FRENCH QUARTER

Below we list several of our tour guides’ favorite locations in the French Quarter for a Po-Boy with some information on the location and what type of sandwich that each specializes in. 

If you will be in the area, then be sure to read our guide of things to do in the French Quarter.

Click here to enlarge the map.

Best Po-Boys in New Orleans Map

 


NOLA Poyboys on Bourbon St. (map).

Located just a few blocks from Jackson Square, this restaurant is one of the most popular places to grab a Po-boy. Their signature sandwich includes fried shrimp, but they also sell a variety of hot and cold options such as roast beef and Chisesi ham. 

Our French Quarter Food and Culinary History Tour actually end here. 


Killer Poboys Inventive Poboys (map)

Originally opened as a pop-up in the back of the Erin Rose bar post-Katrina, they now have their own restaurant on Dauphine. Their inventive Po-Boys are a cut above the norm. If you want to try a Pork Belly or BBQ Chicken Confit Po-Boy, this is the place. Their most expensive Po-Boy is $13.

 

killer poboys BBQ Chicken Confit Po-boy
This photo of Killer Poboys is courtesy of TripAdvisor
 

You can still get a Killer Po-Boy in the back of Erin Rose


Johnny’s Poboys (map)

People visit Johnny’s time and time again for what is often considered to be the truest form of the Po-boy. This is the Oldest Po-Boy shop in the Quarter, and you can find it on St. Louis St. near Decatur Street.

Voted the Best Po-boys in the City, Johnny’s is definitely worth checking out. They have a balcony for dining and their ½ Po-Boy gumbo special is a hit! 

The shop is located near the end of our French Quarter Tour


Verti Marte (map)

This restaurant is on the edge of the Quarter near Esplanade Avenue. They serve southern style hot plates like Mac n’ Cheese or Roast Beef. However, their All That Jazz Po-boy should be written into the history books. On a seeded roll, it has ample amounts of ham, turkey, sautéed shrimp, cheese, shrooms, and a tartar based “wow” sauce.

 

 

We say that this is at least 1000 calories!

 


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BEST OUTSIDE THE FRENCH QUARTER

This section will include several different restaurants that serve Po-Boys outside of the French Quarter. We will cover neighborhoods such as the Garden District, the Central Business District, and Bayou Saint John

Garden District/Uptown

The Grocery (map)

Local coffee purveyors at French Truck Coffee reopened this New Orleans institution – and we are grateful. We suggest the Pickled Shrimp – it is yummy!  This is also a coffee shop with a range of options at a low cost.

The Grocery is located just one block away from the start of both our guided and self-guided audio tours of the Garden District and makes for a good opportunity to fill up before your tour. 


Superior Seafood (map)

It’s easy to catch the St. Charles Streetcar to this upscale seafood eatery. Superior Grill, their Mexican restaurant, has been a New Orleans institution for years. Superior Seafood’s specialty Po-boy is one of the best in the city.

Angels on Horseback consists of fried, bacon-wrapped oysters topped with ravigote sauce set on French bread, dressed in shredded lettuce, tomato, pickle, and mayonnaise. Accompanied by fries and at a price point of $13, it is worth every penny.


Guys PoBoys on Magazine (map)

Guy’s Poboys on Magazine St. is a New Orleans mainstay. As you stand in line, you will be amongst the true locals of Uptown New Orleans. It’s likely that everyone in the small restaurant will know each other’s names – except for you.

Even so, you shouldn’t let that scare you, as they’re very friendly. We suggest the classic Shrimp 16″ dressed because it is one of the best in the city. Remember to bring cash, as that is all they accept. 


Mahoney’s on Magazine (map)

Mahony’s offer throwback Po-boys of days gone by, as well as other sandwiches with wholesome Southern ingredients.

We suggest their standout The Peacemaker. In between the slices of Leidenheimer French Bread are Jumbo Shrimp (never frozen), P&J Oysters with bacon, cheddar cheese, dressed with lettuce, mayonnaise, tomatoes, and pickles.

If that’s not your bag, the Ham (marinated in Barq’s Root Beer) and cheese, or the Fried Green Tomato sandwiches are delicious.


Tracey’s (map)

An Irish Channel Institution, this is the epicenter of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in The Big Easy. Located near the end of our Garden District Tour, this restaurant is an excellent option if you want to grab a bite for lunch. They also have all types of bar food.

Locals usually choose their Roast Beef Po-boy dressed and saturated in garlic gravy, or debris as some call it. The Magazine Street #11 bus has a stop to and from the Quarter right outside their door. It is an option if you don’t want to brave the lines at Mother’s.

 


Central Business District (CBD)

Mother’s on Poydras (map)

If you have ever watched the Food Channel then you have likely seen an excerpt on Mother’s. Close to the French Quarter, many would say it is worth the walk. That said, you should be prepared to wait in line for their world famous Ferdi Roast Beef and Ham Po-boy with debris on top.

 

 

Debris, what’s that? It’s all the little bits that fall from the Roast Beef as it cooks for hours and hours, added to the gravy – and it is delicious.


Luke (map)

A great spot for lunch, Luke provides celebrity Chef John Besh’s Cochon De Lait pressed Po-boy. Similar to a Cuban Sandwich – but still a Po-boy – it is what non-Cajuns might call pulled pork accompanied by Chisesi Ham, caramelized onions, Emmenthaler cheese, housemade pickles & housemade fries. They also have a great oyster happy hour! 


Mulates (map)

Near the Convention Center, Mulates is a Cajun Country institution that has opened a location in the Big Easy. Often featuring live Zydeco music, many people come for the ambiance and to see traditional dancing. We’d say go for the Mardi Gras Shrimp Po-boy, with shrimp tossed in Cajun Spiced Honey Mustard, you’ll forget the music playing isn’t in your head!


Pho Tau Bay  (map)

Pho Tau Bay moved to the Westbank after Katrina, so many travelers did not experience this generational restaurant. Thankfully, they are finally back on Tulane Avenue in the CBD, and we couldn’t be happier.

Baking their own fresh bread, they make what many people call a Po-Boy, but it’s actually a Banh Mi. You can get many traditional ingredients inside, but we suggest Banh Mi Pate Thit.

This Vietnamese delicacy is rolled ham with chef’s special chicken liver sausage on their fresh bread. The sandwich is dressed with homemade mayonnaise, julienne carrots, onions, cucumbers, and peppers. We warn you to be prepared for the peppers. 

 


Bayou Saint John

Liuzza’s on the Track (map)

This neighborhood joint is where locals always go before and after Jazzfest. If you find yourself taking our Self Guided Bayou St. John Tour, make sure to walk the block or two for their cheap Po-boy and Gumbo menu special. Accompanied by either a Barqs root beer or an Abita Beer, this meal will hit the spot. The Corned Beef or the Hot Sausage is something you can’t get in many other places. 


Parkway Poboys (map)

The bar has been open since 1911, and generations of New Orleanians drink there. That said, they are most famous for their Po-Boys sold out the back. We suggest going during off-hours, as it is quite popular and the line has been known to snake down the block.

 

 

We also suggest if you are in The Big Easy during the month of November, make this a must-see destination. After all, they actually have a Thanksgiving Po-boy! Only served on Wednesdays, it is broken down into a mix of white and dark meat. They add cornbread dressing, gravy and whole-berry cranberry sauce on Leidenheimer loaves.

Their 1929 Potato or Sweet Potato Po-boy is another standout, as they tout it is what the Martin Brother’s first served to the striking Streetcar Employees. 


Canseco’s (map)

This market offers a variety of different foods, but they also make some pretty good Po-boys in the deli for a very low price. As usual, you can expect all of the traditional favorites such as fried shrimp and roast beef. You’ll find a Canseco’s Market on Esplanade Avenue just North of the area where you can take our self-guided Bayou St. John Tour.

 


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