In 2015, Eater critic Bill Addison declared New Orleans to be America's finest lunch town, and honestly, things are only getting better.
Numerous new lunch hubs have opened in the past year— especially sandwich shops— but New Orleans is still home to many a tried and true midday spot. Here in The Big Easy, the swanky, booze-filled Friday lunch is an institution, but it's just as classic to saddle up to a counter or bar for a shrimp po' boy, muffuletta or banh mi as well.
These essential lunch spots are places that anyone visiting the city for the first time should mark off his or her list. They cover a lot of ground for visitors and locals alike—great options for everything from business meetings to midday meet-ups with pals, including lots of Creole options with Vietnamese, Cajun and more cuisines as well.
Please note: These essential lunch restaurants are sorted by neighborhood, not by ranking.
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