It’s been said that New Orleans is America’s finest lunch town, and it’s no wonder, really — restaurants here take the midday meal seriously. A great number of lunch hubs have opened in New Orleans over the past decade — especially sandwich shops — but the city is still home to many classic midday spots for a more leisurely meal. Here, a swanky, booze-filled Friday lunch remains an institution, but it's just as appealing to saddle up to a counter or bar for a shrimp po' boy, muffuletta, or banh mi.
These essential lunch spots are places worth visiting whether from out of town or local — they include great options for everything from business meetings to midday meet-ups with pals, celebratory meals to damn good sandwiches. As hours are ever-changing right now, be sure to call or visit restaurant social media pages before stopping by.
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Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More