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Where To Eat Along The Parade Route, With Reader Faves

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Before the Super Bowl swept into town, Eater asked readers to tell us their favorite bars and restaurants to hit up during Mardi Gras parades. From those responses and our favorites, may we now introduce a map of Where to Eat Along the Parade Routes.

Most of these places are along St. Charles Avenue (with a couple Mid City destinations for Endymion), as the majority of replies we got were focused on big parades that roll from Uptown? ie. Muses, Krewe d'Etat, Bacchus. Some Eater tipsters offered up these wise words of caution: "Do not fall into the temptation of cardboard pizza from the big chains sold on St. Charles Ave. You think it sucks normally? Bad news. Avoid at all costs." The map includes fine dining establishments, bars, a hotel, delivered meals, and take out sandwiches. A little something for everyone, including kids.

Be on the lookout for our Where to Eat on Mardi Gras Day map later this week.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Apolline

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4729 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
The parades that roll in front of this Uptown charmer include Druids and Nyx (tonight 2/6), Muses on Thursday, and Krewe De Tat and Morpheus on Friday, and Mid City and Thoth on Sunday. Reservations strongly suggested.

2. Mais Arepas

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1200 Carondelet
New Orleans, LA 70113
Former Baru partner, David Mantilla's eye-catching Creole Columbian restaurant, Mais, is only a block off of St. Charles Avenue, which means arepas-break whenever the parades break down.

3. St. James Cheese Company

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5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-4737
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While the shop closes at 6 pm. Wednesday thru Saturday (open at 11a.m.) during the Gras, it's still a great stop for those catching the beginning of Uptown parades. Call ahead to get sandwiches to go. The Brie and ham is a good sandwich to eat without a potentially huge mess.

4. Emeril's Delmonico

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1300 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-4937
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Emeril's LGD hotness on St. Charles Avenue is open to the public all week (reservations encouraged) with happy hour 5 – 7 p .m. Monday-Friday, and drink specials every night like Thursday's Local Beer Aficionados night, with local beers for $3 each at the bar from open to close.

5. Toups Meatery

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Carrollton
New Orleans, La 70119
On Endymian Saturday, the restaurant, which is a block away from the beginning of the parade (Orleans and Carrollton) will serve cocktails, sodas and food to go from their patio.

6. Columns Hotel

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3811 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9308
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The beautiful hotel with a sweeping veranda offers reserved seating with food on Bacchus Sunday at $85/adult and $45/child and on Mardi Gras at $100/adult, $65/child. Pre-paid reservations required. via Todd Price.

7. New Orleans Hamburger And Seafood Co.

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4141 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 247-9753
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It's a chain that serves fatty foods, yes, but parents take note. An Eater tipster says, "They have beignets, and beignets make kids happy," especially if they've been hit in the face with a flying glittery shoe.

8. Slice Pizzeria

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1513 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-7437
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Slice, home of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and more, "is always open and full service during the parades," says a tipster. They also offer take out. "And they have a great Bloody Mary!"

9. The Delachaise

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3442 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-0858
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Besides offering the adult beverages that make most parade-goers happy, The Delachaise also has a Mardi Gras food menu featuring gumbo, fries, bruschetta, a vegan dish, and more.

10. Zara's Little Giant Supermarket

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4838 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-0581
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If you've never had a shrimp po boy from Zara's you are missing out. The Little Giant also has lots of take-out food like chicken strips, sandwiches, and of course BEER for the beginning of Uptown parades.

11. La Cocinita Food Truck

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La Cocinita won a Mardi Gras lottery and will be parked in the CBD at St. Charles and Gravier, serving up Venezuelan choripan sliders, featuring pulled pork, chorizo, and queso fresco, or roasted beets and black bean arepas (cakes made from cornmeal). Via Ian McNulty

12. Rue 127 New American Bistro

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127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-1571
While their dining room/viewing area is totally booked, the Mid City favorite will be selling jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, and BOOZE to-go on their patio during Endymion.

13. Cleaver & Co.

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3917 Baronne
New Orleans, LA 70115
The butcher shop is delivering $5 Boudin, $6 pints of red beans and gumbo, $6/$7 mild or spicy Blood Mary Mix by bike on St. Charles between Louisiana and Napoleon, starting tonight. No Def warns to call early (227-3830). They won’t deliver after dark.

14. The Grocery

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2854 St Charles
New Orleans, LA
(504) 895-9524
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An Eater tipster says, "The Grocery (6th st & St Chaz) is errrbody's sidewalk side stop for beer, cold drinks and parade food like nachos, burgers & hotdogs. If only they had portapotties too."

15. Avenue Pub

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1732 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-9243
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The beer mecca of New Orleans will also have an "easy" menu (so no crab cakes, sorry) but if you want corndogs and other gluttonous foods (and a bathroom) to accompany your craft brews, than this St. Charles Avenue favorite is a must stop.

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1. Apolline

4729 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115
The parades that roll in front of this Uptown charmer include Druids and Nyx (tonight 2/6), Muses on Thursday, and Krewe De Tat and Morpheus on Friday, and Mid City and Thoth on Sunday. Reservations strongly suggested.
4729 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Mais Arepas

1200 Carondelet, New Orleans, LA 70113
Former Baru partner, David Mantilla's eye-catching Creole Columbian restaurant, Mais, is only a block off of St. Charles Avenue, which means arepas-break whenever the parades break down.
1200 Carondelet
New Orleans, LA 70113

3. St. James Cheese Company

5004 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
While the shop closes at 6 pm. Wednesday thru Saturday (open at 11a.m.) during the Gras, it's still a great stop for those catching the beginning of Uptown parades. Call ahead to get sandwiches to go. The Brie and ham is a good sandwich to eat without a potentially huge mess.
5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Emeril's Delmonico

1300 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
Emeril's LGD hotness on St. Charles Avenue is open to the public all week (reservations encouraged) with happy hour 5 – 7 p .m. Monday-Friday, and drink specials every night like Thursday's Local Beer Aficionados night, with local beers for $3 each at the bar from open to close.
1300 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Toups Meatery

Carrollton, New Orleans, La 70119
On Endymian Saturday, the restaurant, which is a block away from the beginning of the parade (Orleans and Carrollton) will serve cocktails, sodas and food to go from their patio.
Carrollton
New Orleans, La 70119

6. Columns Hotel

3811 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
The beautiful hotel with a sweeping veranda offers reserved seating with food on Bacchus Sunday at $85/adult and $45/child and on Mardi Gras at $100/adult, $65/child. Pre-paid reservations required. via Todd Price.
3811 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. New Orleans Hamburger And Seafood Co.

4141 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
It's a chain that serves fatty foods, yes, but parents take note. An Eater tipster says, "They have beignets, and beignets make kids happy," especially if they've been hit in the face with a flying glittery shoe.
4141 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Slice Pizzeria

1513 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
Slice, home of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and more, "is always open and full service during the parades," says a tipster. They also offer take out. "And they have a great Bloody Mary!"
1513 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. The Delachaise

3442 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
Besides offering the adult beverages that make most parade-goers happy, The Delachaise also has a Mardi Gras food menu featuring gumbo, fries, bruschetta, a vegan dish, and more.
3442 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. Zara's Little Giant Supermarket

4838 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70115
If you've never had a shrimp po boy from Zara's you are missing out. The Little Giant also has lots of take-out food like chicken strips, sandwiches, and of course BEER for the beginning of Uptown parades.
4838 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. La Cocinita Food Truck

New Orleans, LA 70118
La Cocinita won a Mardi Gras lottery and will be parked in the CBD at St. Charles and Gravier, serving up Venezuelan choripan sliders, featuring pulled pork, chorizo, and queso fresco, or roasted beets and black bean arepas (cakes made from cornmeal). Via Ian McNulty

12. Rue 127 New American Bistro

127 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
While their dining room/viewing area is totally booked, the Mid City favorite will be selling jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, and BOOZE to-go on their patio during Endymion.
127 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

13. Cleaver & Co.

3917 Baronne, New Orleans, LA 70115
The butcher shop is delivering $5 Boudin, $6 pints of red beans and gumbo, $6/$7 mild or spicy Blood Mary Mix by bike on St. Charles between Louisiana and Napoleon, starting tonight. No Def warns to call early (227-3830). They won’t deliver after dark.
3917 Baronne
New Orleans, LA 70115

14. The Grocery

2854 St Charles, New Orleans, LA
An Eater tipster says, "The Grocery (6th st & St Chaz) is errrbody's sidewalk side stop for beer, cold drinks and parade food like nachos, burgers & hotdogs. If only they had portapotties too."
2854 St Charles
New Orleans, LA

15. Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
The beer mecca of New Orleans will also have an "easy" menu (so no crab cakes, sorry) but if you want corndogs and other gluttonous foods (and a bathroom) to accompany your craft brews, than this St. Charles Avenue favorite is a must stop.
1732 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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