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The Best Casual Spots To Eat Near Voodoo Fest

Festival food can be pricey - but here are some options around City Park that will satisfy all the pre- and post- festival cravings.

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The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, held in City Park every Halloween weekend, always keeps the Mid City area hopping, and it's good to know where you can get a quick, affordable bite amidst fest chaos.

Of course, there's plenty to eat and drink inside the City Park Festival Grounds, but... that can be a mighty pricey option. Why not check out some of the area's more reasonably priced restaurants for food (and in many cases, booze)?

These restaurants offer an array of eats from barbecue to Cajun to Vietnamese-Creole to po' boys and much, much more.  Plus, these are some of the best restaurants in all of New Orleans, so if you're visiting town, you'll want to get in a visit and brag to your friends back home.

As with any fest situation, you should probably bring cash and prepare to wait for a seat at any of these establishments. Good news— many of these places are used to crowds and know how to keep a line moving.

So kick back, have a great time at Voodoo, and eat up.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Toups Meatery

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Carrollton
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Top Chef star and rangin' Cajun Isaac Toups turns out meaty dishes from the signature Meatery Board (cracklins, boudin and more Cajun charcuterie) to a killer pork chop and dirty rice, along with one of the best burgers in town. Plus, the bar does all things whiskey correctly.

2. MoPho

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514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-6845
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Michael Gulotta's casual, chef-drive take on Louisiana Vietnamese food is right down the street from City Park with restorative pho, delicious noodle/rice bowls, and a slew of incredible specials (including weekend hog/lamb roasts).

3. Morning Call

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City Park - Casino Building
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 300-1157
Beignets and cafe au lait await fest-goers 24 hours a day, right in City Park. They also have a decent jambalaya. Cash only though.
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4. Bud's Broiler

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500 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-2559
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Open 24 hours, this is the place to satisfy every late night craving with burgers, milkshakes, and chili cheese fries.

5. Felipe's Taqueria

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411 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 288-8226
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A great bang for your buck— Felipes does a quick and hearty super burrito loaded with meat, cheese, beans, and rice. This'll hold ya till Thanksgiving. Note: all the other dishes will also fill a reveler's belly nicely as well.

6. The Bulldog

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5135 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-4191
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The Bulldog on Canal Boulevard is the perfect place to stop by post-show and enjoy a reasonably priced craft beer and some bar food - sandwiches, burgers, wings, nachos and other assorted munchies. Plus, outdoor seating is available.

7. Cafe Navarre

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800 Navarre Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 483-8828
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Poboys, paninis, and burgers for lunch, and pizza for dinner, this neighborhood joint is close, cheap, friendly, and has a little something for everyone

8. Liuzza's By The Track

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1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 218-7888
BBQ. Shrimp. Poboy. That is all.

9. Angelo Brocato's

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214 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-1465
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If you need a little something sweet after listening to music and general festing, Angelo Brocato's is the place for gelato, Italian ice, a huge amount of pastries, filled to order cannoli, and authentic espresso.

10. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119-4911
(504) 482-3047
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All poboys, all the time. Get a roast beef, shrimp or the surf & turf, which combines both. Two poboys that don't get a lot of press but are quite tasty are the corned beef and the french fry. Try the sweet potato fries as a side and wash it all down with a local beer.

11. Bayou Beer Garden

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326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 302-9357
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A great post-Voodoo spot, the Mid City bar is a hoot with an awesome covered deck (with its own bar), live music, and tons of great bar food. Plus, a brand new attached Bayou Wine Bar bringing even more outdoor seating and drinking options for the vino lovers out there.

12. Bevi Seafood Co

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236 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-7503
Exceptional po' boys, plate lunches, and boiled/fried seafood in a casual little spot on Carrollton and Bienville.

13. 1000 Figs

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Ponce De Leon St
New Orleans, LA 70119
This small, awesome spot in Faubourg St. John is a beautiful walk away from City Park (down shady Esplanade) and does killer falafel and fries, lamb heart kebab, and more fresh, seasonal eats for both lunch and dinner. Also boasting a new Sunday pop-up brunch.

14. Brown Butter

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231 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 609-3871
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This Southern eatery is great for any meal, with sandwiches and huge salads for lunch, tasty brunch specials, and dinner entrees that border on the fine dining side (without the fine dining bill). Full bar and great beer selection.

15. Blue Oak BBQ

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900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2583
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This tasty barbecue spot is within easy walking distance of City Park (and the smoky aroma will likely draw you over anyways), with an incredible selection of barbecue sandwiches and platters, not too mention a great bar and patio. It's one of the hottest new spots in town.

16. Rosedale

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801 Rosedale Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
This new Navarre neighbrorhood eatery is right off of Canal Street (near Delgado) and does an array of casual New Orleans style eats from barbecue shrimp to gumbo to fried oysters from beloved New Orleans chef and restaurateur Susan Spicer. Plus, there's outdoor seating.
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1. Toups Meatery

Carrollton, New Orleans, LA 70119
Top Chef star and rangin' Cajun Isaac Toups turns out meaty dishes from the signature Meatery Board (cracklins, boudin and more Cajun charcuterie) to a killer pork chop and dirty rice, along with one of the best burgers in town. Plus, the bar does all things whiskey correctly.
Carrollton
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. MoPho

514 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Michael Gulotta's casual, chef-drive take on Louisiana Vietnamese food is right down the street from City Park with restorative pho, delicious noodle/rice bowls, and a slew of incredible specials (including weekend hog/lamb roasts).
514 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Morning Call

City Park - Casino Building, New Orleans, LA 70124
ENOLA
Beignets and cafe au lait await fest-goers 24 hours a day, right in City Park. They also have a decent jambalaya. Cash only though.
City Park - Casino Building
New Orleans, LA 70124

4. Bud's Broiler

500 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Open 24 hours, this is the place to satisfy every late night craving with burgers, milkshakes, and chili cheese fries.
500 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Felipe's Taqueria

411 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
A great bang for your buck— Felipes does a quick and hearty super burrito loaded with meat, cheese, beans, and rice. This'll hold ya till Thanksgiving. Note: all the other dishes will also fill a reveler's belly nicely as well.
411 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. The Bulldog

5135 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
The Bulldog on Canal Boulevard is the perfect place to stop by post-show and enjoy a reasonably priced craft beer and some bar food - sandwiches, burgers, wings, nachos and other assorted munchies. Plus, outdoor seating is available.
5135 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

7. Cafe Navarre

800 Navarre Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
Poboys, paninis, and burgers for lunch, and pizza for dinner, this neighborhood joint is close, cheap, friendly, and has a little something for everyone
800 Navarre Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124

8. Liuzza's By The Track

1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA 70119
BBQ. Shrimp. Poboy. That is all.
1518 N Lopez St
New Orleans, LA 70119

9. Angelo Brocato's

214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
If you need a little something sweet after listening to music and general festing, Angelo Brocato's is the place for gelato, Italian ice, a huge amount of pastries, filled to order cannoli, and authentic espresso.
214 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-4911
All poboys, all the time. Get a roast beef, shrimp or the surf & turf, which combines both. Two poboys that don't get a lot of press but are quite tasty are the corned beef and the french fry. Try the sweet potato fries as a side and wash it all down with a local beer.
538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119-4911

11. Bayou Beer Garden

326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy, New Orleans, LA 70119
A great post-Voodoo spot, the Mid City bar is a hoot with an awesome covered deck (with its own bar), live music, and tons of great bar food. Plus, a brand new attached Bayou Wine Bar bringing even more outdoor seating and drinking options for the vino lovers out there.
326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70119

12. Bevi Seafood Co

236 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Exceptional po' boys, plate lunches, and boiled/fried seafood in a casual little spot on Carrollton and Bienville.
236 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

13. 1000 Figs

Ponce De Leon St, New Orleans, LA 70119
This small, awesome spot in Faubourg St. John is a beautiful walk away from City Park (down shady Esplanade) and does killer falafel and fries, lamb heart kebab, and more fresh, seasonal eats for both lunch and dinner. Also boasting a new Sunday pop-up brunch.
Ponce De Leon St
New Orleans, LA 70119

14. Brown Butter

231 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
This Southern eatery is great for any meal, with sandwiches and huge salads for lunch, tasty brunch specials, and dinner entrees that border on the fine dining side (without the fine dining bill). Full bar and great beer selection.
231 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

15. Blue Oak BBQ

900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
This tasty barbecue spot is within easy walking distance of City Park (and the smoky aroma will likely draw you over anyways), with an incredible selection of barbecue sandwiches and platters, not too mention a great bar and patio. It's one of the hottest new spots in town.
900 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

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16. Rosedale

801 Rosedale Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124
Paul Broussard
This new Navarre neighbrorhood eatery is right off of Canal Street (near Delgado) and does an array of casual New Orleans style eats from barbecue shrimp to gumbo to fried oysters from beloved New Orleans chef and restaurateur Susan Spicer. Plus, there's outdoor seating.
801 Rosedale Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124

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