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13 Summer Brunches for Takeout and Delivery in New Orleans

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Brunch might just be the best meal of the week. And while there’s nothing like indulging in a languid, booze-fueled weekend meal at a favorite restaurant, brunch at home can come close. Even as restaurants are slowly starting to reopen for in-house and outside dining, chefs and owners know that not everybody is ready to venture out just yet. Which is why the pick up and delivery side of the business isn’t going anyway anytime soon. Get the weekend off to the best start with brunch treats from any and all of these restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blue Line Sandwich Co.

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2023 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 309-3773
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Breakfast is chef Brad McGehee’s favorite meal of the day and his affection comes across on the excellent farm to table menu at Blue Line Sandwich Co. in Metairie. Served all day, the likes of buttermilk waffles, cochon de lait biscuit, and breakfast paninis are all wonderful. Pickup from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, delivery from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

2. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Toups Meatery’s hefty brunch offerings are bold and full of flavor — if you need to eat light, order elsewhere. Try the terrific smoked catfish dip, house cured charcuterie, fried catfish benny and one of the best burgers in town, made with waguy beef. Don’t miss an order of the specialty pickles and definitely get a side of the boudin balls.

Fried catfish eggs Benedict
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3. Morrow's

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2438 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 827-1519
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This stylish St. Claude Avenue corner spot from event promoter Larry Morrow and his mother Lenora Chong serves the kind of Creole comfort food that works anytime of the day or night. From crawfish bread to fried chicken, the menu aims to please. Morrow’s is popular and the kitchen isn’t known for speed, so even the curbside pickup line can snake down the block. Available on Uber Eats.

4. The Ruby Slipper Café

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2001 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-9355
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There are Ruby Slipper Cafes all over town, but this one in the Marigny is especially nice, with its location in a grand old bank building. Southern comfort fare is the mainstay here and brunch is offered from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The array of Benedicts impress, topped with everything from fried green tomatoes to pork debris.

5. Bywater Bakery

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3624 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 336-3336
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Chaya Conrad’s passion for taking care of customers and feeding them food made with love makes Bywater Bakery a very special place. Friday bagels are legend, as are go-cups of roast beef debris, grits and eggs, and slabs of Chantilly cake. The community takeout window is now open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday/Wednesday.

6. Elizabeth's

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601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 944-9272
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Home of praline bacon and some of the best bloody Marys in town, this Bywater breakfast icon does morning comfort food right — from fried chicken livers and eggs to breakfast po-boys. It also serves breakfast calas, a New Orleans specialty of deep fried rice balls. While it’s normally open seven days a week, Elizabeth’s is currently open for brunch takeout only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

7. Palm&Pine

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308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 814-6200
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Brunch has always been good about this newish spot on the outskirts of the Quarter, but the current menu is even better. Dishes include fried beef cheek boudin and cream cheese grits, excellent breakfast tacos and chilaquiles, and peaches and cream pain perdu. Available for takeout Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crispy boudin and grits
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8. Willa Jean

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611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 509-7334
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There’s a reason Kelly Fields earned the coveted title of Outstanding Pastry Chef at the James Beard Awards in 2019. Her biscuit situation alone deserves a gold medal and is proof positive that Willa Jean’s chef/owner never skimps on comfort. Get the hot biscuit with sausage gravy or with fried chicken drizzled with spicy honey. The French toast is over the top — griddled fig challah bread creamy with coconut custard. Open for takeout daily, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9. Bearcat Cafe Uptown

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2521 Jena St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 309-9011
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The Bearcat Cafe’s original location Uptown, now joined by a sister in the CBD, is a brunch lover’s dream. Served all day, treats can be Good Cat healthful — like chia pudding and the mushroom fueled soft scramble with egg whites. Then there’s the Bad Cat section of the menu, where the likes of the cafe breakfast, with a paleo pancake and a pork chop with cauliflower Romesco, earn plenty of purrs.

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Vegan Ranchero
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10. Slim Goodies Diner

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3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3447
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Magazine Street’s beloved diner is known for their hangover-curing Slammer options, made with hashbrowns and scrambles of various sort (eggs, chili, tofu, etc.). Order takeout or delivery through any of the third-party apps — Uber Eats, Postmates, Waitr, DoorDash, and D’livery Nola — daily between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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11. Cavan

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3607 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 509-7655
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Magazine Street’s elegant Cavan has relaunched brunch for dine-in, pickup, or delivery, Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A range of classic brunch items includes avocado toast with picked red onion, sun-dried tomato, feta cheese, and Balsamic caviar; pork cutlet with hashbrowns, sunny side egg, sun-dried tomato aioli, corn and tomato relish; and a bread board with cranberry and oat scones, blueberry muffins, lemon muffins, pretzel rolls, and banana bread. Order online through D’livery Nola for takeout or delivery.

12. Atchafalaya

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901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9626
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Brunch is inspired at this rustic Irish Channel eatery, offered a la carte or two courses for $30. The grits and grillades are the bomb, but then again so is the breakfast sandwich, served on focaccia with applewood smoked bacon scrambled eggs, avocado, and pepper jelly. Better still, brunch isn’t just for weekends at Atchafalaya; it’s dished daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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13. La Boulangerie

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4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-3777
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This European-style bakery and cafe is top shelf, a friendly spot to take out Maggie Scale’s wonderful sweets and breads — the buttery croissants are super-sized. Bite into one for a breakfast sandwich of sausage, baked egg and cheese or order a tricked out salmon bagel with capers and fresh tomatoes. Francophiles will adore the La Boulangerie’s Parisien, a magnifique mash-up of butcher ham, Comté cheese, and cornichons on a snappy baguette slathered with salty butter.

1. Blue Line Sandwich Co.

2023 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005

Breakfast is chef Brad McGehee’s favorite meal of the day and his affection comes across on the excellent farm to table menu at Blue Line Sandwich Co. in Metairie. Served all day, the likes of buttermilk waffles, cochon de lait biscuit, and breakfast paninis are all wonderful. Pickup from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, delivery from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

2023 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70005

2. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Fried catfish eggs Benedict
Toups Meatery/Facebook

Toups Meatery’s hefty brunch offerings are bold and full of flavor — if you need to eat light, order elsewhere. Try the terrific smoked catfish dip, house cured charcuterie, fried catfish benny and one of the best burgers in town, made with waguy beef. Don’t miss an order of the specialty pickles and definitely get a side of the boudin balls.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Morrow's

2438 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

This stylish St. Claude Avenue corner spot from event promoter Larry Morrow and his mother Lenora Chong serves the kind of Creole comfort food that works anytime of the day or night. From crawfish bread to fried chicken, the menu aims to please. Morrow’s is popular and the kitchen isn’t known for speed, so even the curbside pickup line can snake down the block. Available on Uber Eats.

2438 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. The Ruby Slipper Café

2001 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70116

There are Ruby Slipper Cafes all over town, but this one in the Marigny is especially nice, with its location in a grand old bank building. Southern comfort fare is the mainstay here and brunch is offered from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The array of Benedicts impress, topped with everything from fried green tomatoes to pork debris.

2001 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

5. Bywater Bakery

3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Chaya Conrad’s passion for taking care of customers and feeding them food made with love makes Bywater Bakery a very special place. Friday bagels are legend, as are go-cups of roast beef debris, grits and eggs, and slabs of Chantilly cake. The community takeout window is now open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday/Wednesday.

3624 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Elizabeth's

601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Home of praline bacon and some of the best bloody Marys in town, this Bywater breakfast icon does morning comfort food right — from fried chicken livers and eggs to breakfast po-boys. It also serves breakfast calas, a New Orleans specialty of deep fried rice balls. While it’s normally open seven days a week, Elizabeth’s is currently open for brunch takeout only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

601 Gallier St
New Orleans, LA 70117

7. Palm&Pine

308 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Crispy boudin and grits
Palm&Pine/Facebook

Brunch has always been good about this newish spot on the outskirts of the Quarter, but the current menu is even better. Dishes include fried beef cheek boudin and cream cheese grits, excellent breakfast tacos and chilaquiles, and peaches and cream pain perdu. Available for takeout Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

There’s a reason Kelly Fields earned the coveted title of Outstanding Pastry Chef at the James Beard Awards in 2019. Her biscuit situation alone deserves a gold medal and is proof positive that Willa Jean’s chef/owner never skimps on comfort. Get the hot biscuit with sausage gravy or with fried chicken drizzled with spicy honey. The French toast is over the top — griddled fig challah bread creamy with coconut custard. Open for takeout daily, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

611 O'Keefe Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

9. Bearcat Cafe Uptown

2521 Jena St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Bearcat
Vegan Ranchero
Bearcat Cafe/Facebook

The Bearcat Cafe’s original location Uptown, now joined by a sister in the CBD, is a brunch lover’s dream. Served all day, treats can be Good Cat healthful — like chia pudding and the mushroom fueled soft scramble with egg whites. Then there’s the Bad Cat section of the menu, where the likes of the cafe breakfast, with a paleo pancake and a pork chop with cauliflower Romesco, earn plenty of purrs.

2521 Jena St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. Slim Goodies Diner

3322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Magazine Street’s beloved diner is known for their hangover-curing Slammer options, made with hashbrowns and scrambles of various sort (eggs, chili, tofu, etc.). Order takeout or delivery through any of the third-party apps — Uber Eats, Postmates, Waitr, DoorDash, and D’livery Nola — daily between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. Cavan

3607 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Magazine Street’s elegant Cavan has relaunched brunch for dine-in, pickup, or delivery, Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A range of classic brunch items includes avocado toast with picked red onion, sun-dried tomato, feta cheese, and Balsamic caviar; pork cutlet with hashbrowns, sunny side egg, sun-dried tomato aioli, corn and tomato relish; and a bread board with cranberry and oat scones, blueberry muffins, lemon muffins, pretzel rolls, and banana bread. Order online through D’livery Nola for takeout or delivery.

3607 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Atchafalaya

901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Brasted/Eater NOLA

Brunch is inspired at this rustic Irish Channel eatery, offered a la carte or two courses for $30. The grits and grillades are the bomb, but then again so is the breakfast sandwich, served on focaccia with applewood smoked bacon scrambled eggs, avocado, and pepper jelly. Better still, brunch isn’t just for weekends at Atchafalaya; it’s dished daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

901 Louisiana Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

13. La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St #1518, New Orleans, LA 70115

This European-style bakery and cafe is top shelf, a friendly spot to take out Maggie Scale’s wonderful sweets and breads — the buttery croissants are super-sized. Bite into one for a breakfast sandwich of sausage, baked egg and cheese or order a tricked out salmon bagel with capers and fresh tomatoes. Francophiles will adore the La Boulangerie’s Parisien, a magnifique mash-up of butcher ham, Comté cheese, and cornichons on a snappy baguette slathered with salty butter.

4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115

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