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Where To Eat For Cheap Around The Uptown Parades

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While street food is the cheapest way to eat during Mardi Gras parades, if you don't care for hamburgers stuffed with deep fried twinkie corndogs or can't find the closest local food truck, here are a few more affordable and relatively quick options for those of you heading out to St. Charles Avenue to watch the parades this week/weekend. Even if you're situated on Magazine, Napoleon, or Lee Circle you'll find restaurants with affordable eats nearby, mapped here now.

As always, feel free to add more cheap eats in the comments. Have a safe and fun Mardi Gras, y'all.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cleaver & Co.

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3917 Baronne
New Orleans, LA 70115
Located two blocks off St. Charles, the best butcher shop in New Orleans is doing a parade menu with boudin, gumbo, cracklin and more, ranging from $4-$7 a plate. It's a great deal for awesome food.

2. The Grocery

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2854 St Charles
New Orleans, LA
(504) 895-9524
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The Grocery is a popular stop for beer, drinks, nachos, burgers & hotdogs, at St. Charles and Sixth.

3. Slice Pizzeria

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1513 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-7437
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Slice is great for pizza, pastas and other specialties that soak up the booze on the cheap. Slices of pizza range from $2.50-$4. They also have a full bar, so there's that.

4. Dat Dog

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5031 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6883
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Wednesday, February 26, Frencheeze. We Dat, Foodie Call, and Grilling Shilling will be holding it down in front of Dat Dog Freret before and after Nyx rolls, with lots of cheap eats. The Magazine Street location of Dat Dog is also within walking distance of St. Charles.

5. 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.

6. The Irish House

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1432 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 595-6755
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Family-friendly, on the route, lots of comfort foods and a mighty beer list to boot. They're also running a fried oyster po boy specialthis week.

7. Il Posto Italian Cafe

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4607 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-2620
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This great hidden-gem, is a few blocks from St. Charles and they sell parade packs for $10.50 with half a sandwich, a slice of king cake and a bag of Zapps... They also have sandwiches, salads, pastries, excellent coffee and beer/wine. It's a great pre-parade spot.

8. St. James Cheese Company

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5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-4737
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The cheese shop closes at 6 p.m., but early birds can call in a sandwich order to go before 5:30. The ham and brie is a not-messy option perfect for the parade.

1. Cleaver & Co.

3917 Baronne, New Orleans, LA 70115
Located two blocks off St. Charles, the best butcher shop in New Orleans is doing a parade menu with boudin, gumbo, cracklin and more, ranging from $4-$7 a plate. It's a great deal for awesome food.
3917 Baronne
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. The Grocery

2854 St Charles, New Orleans, LA
The Grocery is a popular stop for beer, drinks, nachos, burgers & hotdogs, at St. Charles and Sixth.
2854 St Charles
New Orleans, LA

3. Slice Pizzeria

1513 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
Slice is great for pizza, pastas and other specialties that soak up the booze on the cheap. Slices of pizza range from $2.50-$4. They also have a full bar, so there's that.
1513 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Dat Dog

5031 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Wednesday, February 26, Frencheeze. We Dat, Foodie Call, and Grilling Shilling will be holding it down in front of Dat Dog Freret before and after Nyx rolls, with lots of cheap eats. The Magazine Street location of Dat Dog is also within walking distance of St. Charles.
5031 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. 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

6. The Irish House

1432 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Family-friendly, on the route, lots of comfort foods and a mighty beer list to boot. They're also running a fried oyster po boy specialthis week.
1432 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Il Posto Italian Cafe

4607 Dryades St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This great hidden-gem, is a few blocks from St. Charles and they sell parade packs for $10.50 with half a sandwich, a slice of king cake and a bag of Zapps... They also have sandwiches, salads, pastries, excellent coffee and beer/wine. It's a great pre-parade spot.
4607 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. St. James Cheese Company

5004 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
The cheese shop closes at 6 p.m., but early birds can call in a sandwich order to go before 5:30. The ham and brie is a not-messy option perfect for the parade.
5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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