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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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Toups Meatery

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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.
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).

Morning Call

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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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Bud's Broiler

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Open 24 hours, this is the place to satisfy every late night craving with burgers, milkshakes, and chili cheese fries.

Felipe's Taqueria

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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.

The Bulldog

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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.

Cafe Navarre

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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

Liuzza's By The Track

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BBQ. Shrimp. Poboy. That is all.

Angelo Brocato's

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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.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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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.

Bayou Beer Garden

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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.

Bevi Seafood Co

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Exceptional po' boys, plate lunches, and boiled/fried seafood in a casual little spot on Carrollton and Bienville.

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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.

Brown Butter

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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.

Blue Oak BBQ

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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.

Rosedale

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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.
Paul Broussard

Toups Meatery

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.

MoPho

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).

Morning Call

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.
ENOLA

Bud's Broiler

Open 24 hours, this is the place to satisfy every late night craving with burgers, milkshakes, and chili cheese fries.

Felipe's Taqueria

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.

The Bulldog

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.

Cafe Navarre

Poboys, paninis, and burgers for lunch, and pizza for dinner, this neighborhood joint is close, cheap, friendly, and has a little something for everyone

Liuzza's By The Track

BBQ. Shrimp. Poboy. That is all.

Angelo Brocato's

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.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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.

Bayou Beer Garden

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.

Bevi Seafood Co

Exceptional po' boys, plate lunches, and boiled/fried seafood in a casual little spot on Carrollton and Bienville.

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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.

Brown Butter

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.

Blue Oak BBQ

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.

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Rosedale

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.
Paul Broussard

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