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 Wayfare makes a bad ass BLT with fried green tomatoes
Wayfare makes a bad ass BLT with fried green tomatoes
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13 Awesome BLTS to Try in New Orleans Right Now

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Wayfare makes a bad ass BLT with fried green tomatoes
| Photo: Josh Brasted

Let's talk about the BLT for a moment. It's pretty much the best sandwich that's ever existed. Mainly because it's centered around crispy, delicious, greasy, sinful bacon. And it's dreamy lunchtime perfection when bacon meets mayo, lettuce, and tomato on white bread (or sourdough, wheat, what have you).

Here now, Eater presents the best BLTs to try in New Orleans right now, thanks to a little help from our readers during our last Friday Open Thread.

Do you see a BLT that absolutely needs to be added to this list? Hit us up via email or leave a comment, and happy lunch hour, y'all.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Wayfare

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4510 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
At Wayfare, the sandwich hotspot on Freret Streets, chef Kevin White makes a B(Fried Green Tomato)LT.

2. Boucherie

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8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-5514
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Chef Nathaniel Zimet turns out a BLT with house cured Niman Ranch bacon and a garlic aioli.

3. Cochon Butcher

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-2123
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No surprise that Donald Link's Butcher is home to a fan favorite BLT with housemade bacon on whitebread, seeing as these guys are the master of all things hog. But it's hard to pass up the buckboard bacon melt (with collards) when given the option.

4. Stein's Market & Deli

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2207 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 527-0771
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One Eater reader swears by Stein's BLT with "avocado and sun dried tomato spread on an Egg Bagel." The Nueske's applewood smoked bacon used here is good stuff.

5. Rivista

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This buzz-worthy bakery from Chris and Lisa Barbato has a rotating menu of lunch and brunch specials, and the "B.A.A.T." has been known to make an appearance with bacon, avocado, tomato, and arugula on homemade brioche, really amazing homemade brioche, that is. They also do a bagel breakfast sandwich with bacon, farm egg, and arugula.

6. High Hat

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4510 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 754-1336
Adolfo Garcia's Freret Street NOLA meets Delta Souther comfort joint has been serving a lamb bacon BLT with an oven-dried tomato mayo on sourdough (with fries) for $11 lately. One reader has declared it "hands down the best BLT in the city." Check Facebook for their daily specials, because this BLT is not a daily menu item...yet.

7. Dante's Kitchen

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736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118
Their BLT&E includes crisp pork belly, arugula, local tomato and a fried egg on brioche. Available for brunch Saturdays and Sundays.

8. Borgne

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601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(646) 340-1770
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Brian Landry creates a neo-BLT by pairing fried Louisiana ersters with pork belly and all the BLT fixins on country toast at the Besh Group's seafood hottie in the Hyatt.

9. Satsuma

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3218 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 304-5962
At both the Bywater and Uptown locations, a classic BLT is available on sourdough or wheat, or opt for the "special BLT" the subs arugula for lettuce, and adds avocado and goat cheese to the mix.

10. Crescent City Brewhouse

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527 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-0571
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The Brewhouse has a BLT that's a "blt but funked up a bit," a reader says. Meaning, the sandwich is also topped with basil and fresh mozzarella on a brioche.

11. La Petite Grocery

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4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3377
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James Beard nominee Justin Devillier makes a killer "b.e.l.t." that likely won't cinch your waistline: smoked bacon, sunny side up egg, arugula, tomato & herb aioli on multi-grain bread.

12. Lüke

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333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-8890
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"Luke's BLT with a fried softshell crab has to be up there," a reader writes in. It is, but the Benton's bacon and crab sandwich is only available as a special, probably due to the availability of soft shells these days, rather than appearing on the menu full time. Patient young BLT jedi must be.
517 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 942-1345
At the behest of a reader, this late night home of tater tachos on Frenchmen makes the list for their "great goat cheese BLT" that's slathered in a basil aioli. They also do a classic version as well.

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1. Wayfare

4510 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
At Wayfare, the sandwich hotspot on Freret Streets, chef Kevin White makes a B(Fried Green Tomato)LT.
4510 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Boucherie

8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Chef Nathaniel Zimet turns out a BLT with house cured Niman Ranch bacon and a garlic aioli.
8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118

3. Cochon Butcher

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
No surprise that Donald Link's Butcher is home to a fan favorite BLT with housemade bacon on whitebread, seeing as these guys are the master of all things hog. But it's hard to pass up the buckboard bacon melt (with collards) when given the option.
930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Stein's Market & Deli

2207 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
One Eater reader swears by Stein's BLT with "avocado and sun dried tomato spread on an Egg Bagel." The Nueske's applewood smoked bacon used here is good stuff.
2207 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Rivista

New Orleans, LA
This buzz-worthy bakery from Chris and Lisa Barbato has a rotating menu of lunch and brunch specials, and the "B.A.A.T." has been known to make an appearance with bacon, avocado, tomato, and arugula on homemade brioche, really amazing homemade brioche, that is. They also do a bagel breakfast sandwich with bacon, farm egg, and arugula.

6. High Hat

4510 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Adolfo Garcia's Freret Street NOLA meets Delta Souther comfort joint has been serving a lamb bacon BLT with an oven-dried tomato mayo on sourdough (with fries) for $11 lately. One reader has declared it "hands down the best BLT in the city." Check Facebook for their daily specials, because this BLT is not a daily menu item...yet.
4510 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Dante's Kitchen

736 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Their BLT&E includes crisp pork belly, arugula, local tomato and a fried egg on brioche. Available for brunch Saturdays and Sundays.
736 Dante St
New Orleans, LA 70118

8. Borgne

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
Brian Landry creates a neo-BLT by pairing fried Louisiana ersters with pork belly and all the BLT fixins on country toast at the Besh Group's seafood hottie in the Hyatt.
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

9. Satsuma

3218 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117
At both the Bywater and Uptown locations, a classic BLT is available on sourdough or wheat, or opt for the "special BLT" the subs arugula for lettuce, and adds avocado and goat cheese to the mix.
3218 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

10. Crescent City Brewhouse

527 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Brewhouse has a BLT that's a "blt but funked up a bit," a reader says. Meaning, the sandwich is also topped with basil and fresh mozzarella on a brioche.
527 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
James Beard nominee Justin Devillier makes a killer "b.e.l.t." that likely won't cinch your waistline: smoked bacon, sunny side up egg, arugula, tomato & herb aioli on multi-grain bread.
4238 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Lüke

333 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
"Luke's BLT with a fried softshell crab has to be up there," a reader writes in. It is, but the Benton's bacon and crab sandwich is only available as a special, probably due to the availability of soft shells these days, rather than appearing on the menu full time. Patient young BLT jedi must be.
333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. 13

517 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
At the behest of a reader, this late night home of tater tachos on Frenchmen makes the list for their "great goat cheese BLT" that's slathered in a basil aioli. They also do a classic version as well.
517 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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