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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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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.

Mais Arepas

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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.

St. James Cheese Company

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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.

Emeril's Delmonico

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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.

Toups Meatery

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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.

Columns Hotel

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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.

New Orleans Hamburger And Seafood Co.

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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.

Slice Pizzeria

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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!"

The Delachaise

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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.

Zara's Little Giant Supermarket

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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.

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

Rue 127 New American Bistro

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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.

Cleaver & Co.

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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.

The Grocery

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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."

Avenue Pub

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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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Apolline

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.

Mais Arepas

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.

St. James Cheese Company

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.

Emeril's Delmonico

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.

Toups Meatery

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.

Columns Hotel

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.

New Orleans Hamburger And Seafood Co.

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.

Slice Pizzeria

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!"

The Delachaise

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.

Zara's Little Giant Supermarket

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.

La Cocinita Food Truck

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

Rue 127 New American Bistro

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.

Cleaver & Co.

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.

The Grocery

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."

Avenue Pub

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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