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New Orleans Cheap Eats: The Top New Cheap Restaurants, Mapped

Kicking off Cheap Eats Week with a round up of local places to eat well and pay less.

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Behold, a dozen of the coolest new places (as well as a few off the beaten path) to get satisfying, delicious food for relatively small amounts of money. Happy Cheap Eats Week, y'all.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kebab

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2315 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-383-HEAT (4328)
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Kebabs and falafel sandwiches at this St. Claude culinary darling are a mere $6.42 and sides like Belgian fries and housemade hummus range from $2.75-$3.42. Everything's made in house, and meats are sourced directly from local farms like Chappapeela and Springer Mountain. Huge quality at low prices. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, too. [photo: Brasted]

2. Arabella Casa di Pasta

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2258 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 267-6108
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At Arabella, in residence on St. Claude next to Kajun's is a choose your own pasta adventure restaurant with pasta for $4.50 and a variety of sauces for $4.50-$6.00. Build it how you like it, and add-ons range from broccoli for $1.00 to meatballs for $3.00. It's all homemade, cheap, and delicious.

3. Felipe's Taqueria

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6215 South Miro Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 309-2776
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Diners can build their own cheap meals at Felipe's in the Quarter, Uptown, and now in Mid City. A meaty burrito combo with a drink, chips and dip, will set you back about $10. And its recent expansion into Mid City and Slidell ensures that the wonder that is their pile of nachos reaches more and more of the local area. [photo: Facebook]

4. The Big Cheezy

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422 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 302-2598
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Grilled cheese sandwiches. So simple, so good, so reasonably priced. The combination of breads, cheeses, and other creative ingredients make this a cheese flavored paradise of epic proportions. Sandwiches run for $7.75 and their beignets are $4.50. Add a tomato soup side for a buck fifty and that's almost too much comfort in your comfort food.

5. 9 Roses Cafe

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620 Conti St.
New Orleans, LA
(504) 324-9450
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Legit Vietnamese food in the French Quarter, what a time to be alive. This outpost of the famed Westbank restaurant has nothing on its menu over $15, with the vast majority of items under $10. [photo: Brasted]

6. Continental Provisions

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1008 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 407-3437
Like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, and Key and Peele, when two great things pair up, it becomes more than the sum of its parts. Such is the way with Continental Provisions in the French Market, where the meat wizardry of Seth Hamstead (founder of Cleaver & Co) meets the unadulterated joy of cheese from St. James Cheese Company. Throw in fresh baked bread from Bellegarde and it's a party. A variety of combinations of the simple pleasures of meat, cheese, and bread, almost everything is under $10.

7. St Roch Market

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2381 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
There's plenty to graze on here, from raw oysters to raw juices, soul food, Nigerian food, Korean-Creole food and more. And it's all priced for mixing and matching. No matter what your budget and mood, the St. Roch Market will deliver. [photo: Brasted]

8. Sneaky Pickle

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4017 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 218-5651
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Mostly vegetarian oriented (although meat and fish do make appearances on the specials board), this cheerful, homey, self-service joint offers flatbreads for $5 and the daily-changing hearty "bowl o' food" for $6.50.

9. 1000 Figs

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3141 Ponce De Leon Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 301-0848
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A brick & mortar place sprung from the Fat Falafel food truck, a good majority of the menu is $11 or less. But really, what you want is the falaferl sandwich they're best known for, for a whopping $5.50. [photo: Facebook]

10. Mid City Pizza

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4413 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-8609
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While the pizzas at this veggie-friendly joint (in the space that used to huose Crescent Pie & Sausage) are in the $15-20 range, it's the sandwiches, salads, wings, and calzones that put this into Cheap Eats territory, with all of them coming in at $7.50 or less. [photo: Brasted]

11. Press Street Station

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5 Press Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 249-5622
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The proceeds of this breakfast and lunch joint right on the border of the Marigny and Bywater benefits the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, which means that the culinary arts students at NOCCA are working hard behind the counter and the jazz brunches are slamming with talent (both in the culinary and musical senses.) Chef James Cullen, formerly of Reconcile Cafe, St. Lawrence, and Treo, has brought his chef and leadership skills to Press Street Station, which boasts a menu of breakfast and lunch food, the vast majority of which are priced at $12 and under. BYOB and keep an eye out for dinner service in the future. [photo: Brasted]

1. Kebab

2315 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Kebabs and falafel sandwiches at this St. Claude culinary darling are a mere $6.42 and sides like Belgian fries and housemade hummus range from $2.75-$3.42. Everything's made in house, and meats are sourced directly from local farms like Chappapeela and Springer Mountain. Huge quality at low prices. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, too. [photo: Brasted]
2315 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. Arabella Casa di Pasta

2258 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
At Arabella, in residence on St. Claude next to Kajun's is a choose your own pasta adventure restaurant with pasta for $4.50 and a variety of sauces for $4.50-$6.00. Build it how you like it, and add-ons range from broccoli for $1.00 to meatballs for $3.00. It's all homemade, cheap, and delicious.
2258 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. Felipe's Taqueria

6215 South Miro Street, New Orleans, LA 70125
Diners can build their own cheap meals at Felipe's in the Quarter, Uptown, and now in Mid City. A meaty burrito combo with a drink, chips and dip, will set you back about $10. And its recent expansion into Mid City and Slidell ensures that the wonder that is their pile of nachos reaches more and more of the local area. [photo: Facebook]
6215 South Miro Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

4. The Big Cheezy

422 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Grilled cheese sandwiches. So simple, so good, so reasonably priced. The combination of breads, cheeses, and other creative ingredients make this a cheese flavored paradise of epic proportions. Sandwiches run for $7.75 and their beignets are $4.50. Add a tomato soup side for a buck fifty and that's almost too much comfort in your comfort food.
422 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. 9 Roses Cafe

620 Conti St., New Orleans, LA
Legit Vietnamese food in the French Quarter, what a time to be alive. This outpost of the famed Westbank restaurant has nothing on its menu over $15, with the vast majority of items under $10. [photo: Brasted]
620 Conti St.
New Orleans, LA

6. Continental Provisions

1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, and Key and Peele, when two great things pair up, it becomes more than the sum of its parts. Such is the way with Continental Provisions in the French Market, where the meat wizardry of Seth Hamstead (founder of Cleaver & Co) meets the unadulterated joy of cheese from St. James Cheese Company. Throw in fresh baked bread from Bellegarde and it's a party. A variety of combinations of the simple pleasures of meat, cheese, and bread, almost everything is under $10.
1008 N Peters St
New Orleans, LA 70116

7. St Roch Market

2381 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
There's plenty to graze on here, from raw oysters to raw juices, soul food, Nigerian food, Korean-Creole food and more. And it's all priced for mixing and matching. No matter what your budget and mood, the St. Roch Market will deliver. [photo: Brasted]
2381 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

8. Sneaky Pickle

4017 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Mostly vegetarian oriented (although meat and fish do make appearances on the specials board), this cheerful, homey, self-service joint offers flatbreads for $5 and the daily-changing hearty "bowl o' food" for $6.50.
4017 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

9. 1000 Figs

3141 Ponce De Leon Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
A brick & mortar place sprung from the Fat Falafel food truck, a good majority of the menu is $11 or less. But really, what you want is the falaferl sandwich they're best known for, for a whopping $5.50. [photo: Facebook]
3141 Ponce De Leon Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Mid City Pizza

4413 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
While the pizzas at this veggie-friendly joint (in the space that used to huose Crescent Pie & Sausage) are in the $15-20 range, it's the sandwiches, salads, wings, and calzones that put this into Cheap Eats territory, with all of them coming in at $7.50 or less. [photo: Brasted]
4413 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

11. Press Street Station

5 Press Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
The proceeds of this breakfast and lunch joint right on the border of the Marigny and Bywater benefits the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, which means that the culinary arts students at NOCCA are working hard behind the counter and the jazz brunches are slamming with talent (both in the culinary and musical senses.) Chef James Cullen, formerly of Reconcile Cafe, St. Lawrence, and Treo, has brought his chef and leadership skills to Press Street Station, which boasts a menu of breakfast and lunch food, the vast majority of which are priced at $12 and under. BYOB and keep an eye out for dinner service in the future. [photo: Brasted]
5 Press Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

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