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Mother’s Day brunch items from La Boulangerie
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New Orleans’s Best Mother’s Day Takeout Options

From brunch and mimosa kits to decadent three-course dinners

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Mother’s Day brunch items from La Boulangerie
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It’s important to take any opportunity to celebrate right now — and just as New Orleans restaurants have always hosted the city’s special occasions, they’re here to help diners celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 from home. With options ranging from brunch and mimosa kits to extravagant three-course dinners, these local spots are offering special takeout meals for a stellar DIY Mother’s Day.

This list will be continually updated through Friday, May 8. Did we miss a great Mother’s Day takeout option? Let us know.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. La Boulangerie

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4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-3777
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The Donald Link bakery is offering cakes (double chocolate, red velvet, carrot cake, strawberry shortcake and yellow cake with chocolate frosting), pastries, croissants, crawfish quiche, bacon, and mimosa kits for Mother’s Day (or choose the Brunch in a Box option. For the full menu and to order, see here. And for more lunch-oriented options, check out sister restaurant Cochon Butcher’s Mother’s Day offerings.

2. Katie's

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3701 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-6582
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This Mid City family favorite has built a special Mother’s Day menu for six, with options including herbed pork tenderloin, smothered chicken, and braised short ribs with sides (additional sides for six available a la carte). Katie’s is also offering desserts, frose or peach freeze by the gallon, and a special half stuffed lobster dish. Call to order by Thursday afternoon for delivery or curbside pickup on Saturday or Sunday morning.

3. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Diners can always count on Toups’ for special occasion meals, and Mother’s Day 2020 is no exception. Choose from a whole chicken with confit potatoes, peppers and onions for $28 (serves 2-4); sweet potato casserole for $15 (serves 6-8); spring pea salad with shallots and mint; Lyonnaise salad; and a whole pineapple upside down cake. Call to place your order by Thursday at 9 p.m.

The whole chicken option from Toups Meatery’s Mother’s Day menu
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4. Blue Oak BBQ

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900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2583
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Always trust a Blue Oak special, and it looks like the Mother’s Day offering is no different. Order a meal of smoked garlic crusted prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, served with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes for $35 per person. Call to order.

Blue Oak’s Mother’s Day brisket special
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5. Dooky Chase Restaurant

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2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-0600
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The Dooky Chase’s team took off after Holy Thursday for its annual Community Gives Back Days, another reason they’re the best. It returns triumphantly for takeout with a traditional Creole Mother’s Day Brunch of shrimp and grits, eggs New Orleans, roasted turkey, gumbo, sides, and dessert, serving four for $150.00. Email takeout@dookychaserestaurants.com to preorder and schedule to pickup on Saturday, May 9 between noon and 4 p.m.

6. Copper Vine

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1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 208-9535
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Wine bar Copper Vine has a Mother’s Day brunch for four ($45/$36 with code CVEAT20) of baked pain perdu or French toast platters served with creme brulee custard and blueberries. Also offering sangria kits in white, red, or rose — enough to make a 52 ounce pitcher.

Copper Vine’s Mother’s Day brunch platter

7. Palm&Pine

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308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 814-6200
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This refreshing new restaurant on the outskirts of the Quarter has a reliably refreshing Mother’s Day menu, featuring dishes like chicken liver pate or shrimp, crab, and hominy gumbo to start; blue crab quiche or biscuits and gravy for the main; and cane syrup pie, Mexican chocolate sheet cake, or Louisiana blueberry tart for dessert. The three-course menu is $75 and serves four — not a bad deal. Email the restaurant with your order, contact info, and preferred pick up or delivery time and someone will get back to you to confirm and take payment.

8. Thalia

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1245 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 655-1338
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Excitingly, 2020 James Beard-nominated chefs Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus are offering Mother’s Day brunch and dinner via new neighborhood restaurant Thalia. For brunch: heirloom tomato salad, beef cheek grillades and grits, and strawberry galette ($30 for two people and $60 for four); for dinner: chilled pea soup, fish en papillote with squash, and strawberry shortcake ($40 for two, $80 for four). Also offering mimosa, French 75, and cinnamon roll kits.

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9. Galatoires

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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Galatoire’s shift to grab-and-go takeout remains in place for Mother’s Day meals, with some new special options available. Most excitingly is the mimosa kit for $50, which includes two bottles of Gala sparkling wine, a quart of OJ, and a pint of strawberries; and the Chantilly cake. There are familiar apps, soups, sides and salads, and entrees include a wagyu strip loin for four, roasted pork loin, or a seafood stuffed pompano. Call to place an order by 7 p.m. on Thursday to pick up on Friday or Saturday.

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10. GW Fins

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808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3467
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The three-course Mother’s Day dining package from GW Fins is appropriate for a celebration, with appetizers of lobster dumplings and barbecue shrimp; entrees including the beloved Scalibut (halibut filet topped with scallops), wagyu beef short rib, and steamed Maine lobster; and chocolate mousse and Ponchatoula strawberry shortcake for dessert. For two people, the package includes biscuit mix and either a bottle of wine or the restaurant’s popular cookbook for $110, or the meal alone is available for $43 per person. Call to order by 7 p.m. on Friday to pick up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

GW Fins Mother’s Day dining package
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11. Red Gravy

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125 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 561-8844
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This Italian gem is offering a family Mother’s Day brunch for two, four, six, or eight people. Platters include raspberry white chocolate scones, assorted fruit and cheeses, oven-roasted potatoes, and a choice of crawfish tail quiche, bacon Swiss quiche, or Florentine quiche (a free flower is included). Pricing is $30 for each 2 person order and up from there. Preorder by calling the restaurant or messaging its Facebook page.

12. Compère Lapin

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535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-2119
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Chef Nina Compton is packing up brunch kits from her original restaurant, composed of pastries, a shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, smoked fish dip, and granola for two ($65). Pre-order with a bloody Mary kit, a tropical mimosa kit, or sans booze via Open Table here by Friday at 4 p.m.

Hand pies in blueberry and bacon, egg, and leek are in Compere Lapin’s Mother’s Day brunch kit
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1. La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St #1518, New Orleans, LA 70115

The Donald Link bakery is offering cakes (double chocolate, red velvet, carrot cake, strawberry shortcake and yellow cake with chocolate frosting), pastries, croissants, crawfish quiche, bacon, and mimosa kits for Mother’s Day (or choose the Brunch in a Box option. For the full menu and to order, see here. And for more lunch-oriented options, check out sister restaurant Cochon Butcher’s Mother’s Day offerings.

4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Katie's

3701 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

This Mid City family favorite has built a special Mother’s Day menu for six, with options including herbed pork tenderloin, smothered chicken, and braised short ribs with sides (additional sides for six available a la carte). Katie’s is also offering desserts, frose or peach freeze by the gallon, and a special half stuffed lobster dish. Call to order by Thursday afternoon for delivery or curbside pickup on Saturday or Sunday morning.

3701 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
The whole chicken option from Toups Meatery’s Mother’s Day menu
Toups’ Meatery/Official

Diners can always count on Toups’ for special occasion meals, and Mother’s Day 2020 is no exception. Choose from a whole chicken with confit potatoes, peppers and onions for $28 (serves 2-4); sweet potato casserole for $15 (serves 6-8); spring pea salad with shallots and mint; Lyonnaise salad; and a whole pineapple upside down cake. Call to place your order by Thursday at 9 p.m.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Blue Oak’s Mother’s Day brisket special
Blue Oak BBQ/Official Photo

Always trust a Blue Oak special, and it looks like the Mother’s Day offering is no different. Order a meal of smoked garlic crusted prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, served with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes for $35 per person. Call to order.

900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Dooky Chase Restaurant

2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Dooky Chase’s team took off after Holy Thursday for its annual Community Gives Back Days, another reason they’re the best. It returns triumphantly for takeout with a traditional Creole Mother’s Day Brunch of shrimp and grits, eggs New Orleans, roasted turkey, gumbo, sides, and dessert, serving four for $150.00. Email takeout@dookychaserestaurants.com to preorder and schedule to pickup on Saturday, May 9 between noon and 4 p.m.

2301 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Copper Vine’s Mother’s Day brunch platter

Wine bar Copper Vine has a Mother’s Day brunch for four ($45/$36 with code CVEAT20) of baked pain perdu or French toast platters served with creme brulee custard and blueberries. Also offering sangria kits in white, red, or rose — enough to make a 52 ounce pitcher.

1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Palm&Pine

308 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112

This refreshing new restaurant on the outskirts of the Quarter has a reliably refreshing Mother’s Day menu, featuring dishes like chicken liver pate or shrimp, crab, and hominy gumbo to start; blue crab quiche or biscuits and gravy for the main; and cane syrup pie, Mexican chocolate sheet cake, or Louisiana blueberry tart for dessert. The three-course menu is $75 and serves four — not a bad deal. Email the restaurant with your order, contact info, and preferred pick up or delivery time and someone will get back to you to confirm and take payment.

308 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

8. Thalia

1245 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Outside Thalia Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA

Excitingly, 2020 James Beard-nominated chefs Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus are offering Mother’s Day brunch and dinner via new neighborhood restaurant Thalia. For brunch: heirloom tomato salad, beef cheek grillades and grits, and strawberry galette ($30 for two people and $60 for four); for dinner: chilled pea soup, fish en papillote with squash, and strawberry shortcake ($40 for two, $80 for four). Also offering mimosa, French 75, and cinnamon roll kits.

1245 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Galatoires

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Outside Galatoire’s Brasted/Eater NOLA

Galatoire’s shift to grab-and-go takeout remains in place for Mother’s Day meals, with some new special options available. Most excitingly is the mimosa kit for $50, which includes two bottles of Gala sparkling wine, a quart of OJ, and a pint of strawberries; and the Chantilly cake. There are familiar apps, soups, sides and salads, and entrees include a wagyu strip loin for four, roasted pork loin, or a seafood stuffed pompano. Call to place an order by 7 p.m. on Thursday to pick up on Friday or Saturday.

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. GW Fins

808 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112
GW Fins Mother’s Day dining package
Official Photo/Mother’s Day

The three-course Mother’s Day dining package from GW Fins is appropriate for a celebration, with appetizers of lobster dumplings and barbecue shrimp; entrees including the beloved Scalibut (halibut filet topped with scallops), wagyu beef short rib, and steamed Maine lobster; and chocolate mousse and Ponchatoula strawberry shortcake for dessert. For two people, the package includes biscuit mix and either a bottle of wine or the restaurant’s popular cookbook for $110, or the meal alone is available for $43 per person. Call to order by 7 p.m. on Friday to pick up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

808 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

11. Red Gravy

125 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This Italian gem is offering a family Mother’s Day brunch for two, four, six, or eight people. Platters include raspberry white chocolate scones, assorted fruit and cheeses, oven-roasted potatoes, and a choice of crawfish tail quiche, bacon Swiss quiche, or Florentine quiche (a free flower is included). Pricing is $30 for each 2 person order and up from there. Preorder by calling the restaurant or messaging its Facebook page.

125 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Compère Lapin

535 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hand pies in blueberry and bacon, egg, and leek are in Compere Lapin’s Mother’s Day brunch kit
Official Photo/Compere Lapin

Chef Nina Compton is packing up brunch kits from her original restaurant, composed of pastries, a shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, smoked fish dip, and granola for two ($65). Pre-order with a bloody Mary kit, a tropical mimosa kit, or sans booze via Open Table here by Friday at 4 p.m.

535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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