Simply put, pho is a New Orleans staple. Many people outside of the city don't know, but the Big Easy is home to a vibrant Vietnamese community, which primarily dates back to 1975, when many refugees from Vietnam arrived in Louisiana following the Fall of Saigon. Over the decades, Vietnamese cuisine has only made New Orleans's food culture richer and is widely regarded as an integral component of contemporary Creole.
It's not very difficult to find a neighborhood restaurant for pho — the Vietnamese soup known for its long-simmered beef — or chicken, or vegetarian — broth containing various proteins and thin rice noodles — there are dozens. Here, Eater’s picks for the best 17 spots for pho in and around New Orleans. — Gwendolyn Knapp
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