It seems like a conundrum: how can it be so darn tricky to find a casual spot with decent grub in a pedestrian neighborhood packed with places to eat? The reality is that even for locals who don’t live in the Quarter, grabbing a simple meal on the fly isn’t as self evident as one might assume. The sheer amount of storefronts and crowded streets tends to overwhelm; add to this the amount of pricey, restaurants requiring reservations and fancy threads and it’s no wonder that those of us in sneaks and comfort sandals looking to fill our bellies can quickly descend into a existential food crisis. Never fear. Here are some of our tried and true, on the go grub spots that won’t break the bank.
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