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Where To Eat For Cheap in New Orleans Right Now

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It's the end of summer. In the past month, you likely went on vacation and blew all your dough, or stayed in town and didn't make any. Either way, you deserve a good meal and a glass of something, anything, on the cheap. For the completely broke or the keepsake cheapskates, here's where to eat cheap in New Orleans right now.

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1. Kebab

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2315 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-383-HEAT (4328)
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This BYOB kebab shop on St. Claude is open Friday-Monday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Kebabs and falafel sandwiches are a mere $6.42 and sides like Belgian fries and housemade hummus range from $2.75-$3.42. Everything's made in house, and meats are sourced directly from local farms like Chappapeela and Springer Mountain. Huge quality at low prices. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, too.

2. Arabella Casa di Pasta

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2258 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 267-6108
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At Arabella, now in residence on St. Claude next to Kajun's is a choose your own pasta adventure restaurant with pasta for $4.50 and a variety of sauces for $4.50-$6.00. Build it how you like it, and add-ons range from broccoli for $1.00 to meatballs for $3.00. It's all homemade, cheap, and delicious.

3. Lilly's Café

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1813 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 599-9999
Spring rolls under $4, bahn mi under $7, and pho under $9. The food and service are both excellent at this Lower Garden District spot, and your meal will cure whatever ails you without breaking the bank. Even celebrities come to Lily's for their pho fix.

4. McClure's Barbecue

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4800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 301-2367
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Got $10 in your pocket and an appetite for some meat? Hit up McClures, where sandwiches and burgers are between $8-10 and come with a side. Bonus points for using Dong Phuong bread and check out Taco Tuesday for $2.50-$3 tacos.

5. Rivista

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4226 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 371-5558
This bakery-coffee shop-cafe puts out fresh food all day long from pastries to sandwiches to salads. Sandwiches will set you back $8 or less, and salads are $3 for a small and $6 for a large. Croissants and slices of quiche are only a couple of bucks too.

6. Trèo

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3835 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 304-4878
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Chef James Cullen's menu is designed to be easy on the wallet; the small plates range from $8-12. Try the Scotch eggs or crawfish empanadas while enjoying a sophisticated evening out for a reasonable price.

7. Borgne

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601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 613-3860
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Borgne has two different specials going on all week that are hidden bargains in the CBD. The $10 lunch plate offered every weekday stays consistent every week. Mondays are red beans and rice, of course, but with a fried pork chop. The Wednesday rabbit ragout and Thursday fried chicken lunch specials are fan favorites. Also, for late-afternoon happy hour, 3-6pm every day except Tuesday, when it stretches to 7pm, cheap beer and sangria abound, but it's the $5 tapas plates that steal the show.

8. 13 Bar & Restaurant

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517 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 942-1345
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13 Bar & Restaurant is much more than cheap eats (there are like half a dozen fancy sandwiches that are $10-11, but the rest of the menu is firmly in the

9. Felipe's Taqueria

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6215 South Miro Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 309-2776
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Diners can build their own cheap meals at Felipe's in the Quarter, Uptown, and now in Mid City. A meaty burrito combo with a drink, chips and dip, will set you back about $10.

10. Killer Po-boys

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811 Conti
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 252-6745
The name doesn't lie. Cam Boudreaux serves up po' boys ranging from $8-12 bucks at his kitchen in back of Erin Rose, but they aren't your average lunch fare. The Morrocan Spiced Lamb Sausage with Tzaziki sauce sumac carrots, and torn mint for $10 reveals the po' boy renaissance is happening in the Quarter.

11. Boswell's Jamacian Grill

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3521 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, La 70119
(504) 482-6600
You eat their chicken and meat patties at all the festivals, but the lunch buffet for $9 at their no frills restaurant on Tulane is the jam for midday money saving. Plus the artwork and regulars are something to behold.

12. Eat Well Food Mart

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2700 Canal St, Ste A
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-7730
It's in a strange location on Canal and Broad near a very busy bus stop and the courthouse, but at this mini mart with a killer food counter $6 gets you an enormous banh mi made before your eyes AND a can of cold drink.

13. Pizza Delicious

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617 Piety St
New Orleans, La 70117
(504) 676-8482
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Slices from Pizza Delicious ($2-2.50 for standard pies, $3-3.50 for specialty pie slices), combined with a cauliflower or spinach roll (2/$5) make for a filling and ultra cheap meal.

14. Norma's Sweets Bakery

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(504) 309-5401
Empanadas and all the savory and sweet pastries at Norma's are all on the crazy cheap, like less than a buck. Pretty much anything, actually, from Norma's including great Cubans won't set you back more than $10, and it's also a beloved hidden gem.

1. Kebab

2315 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
This BYOB kebab shop on St. Claude is open Friday-Monday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Kebabs and falafel sandwiches are a mere $6.42 and sides like Belgian fries and housemade hummus range from $2.75-$3.42. Everything's made in house, and meats are sourced directly from local farms like Chappapeela and Springer Mountain. Huge quality at low prices. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, too.
2315 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

2. Arabella Casa di Pasta

2258 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
At Arabella, now in residence on St. Claude next to Kajun's is a choose your own pasta adventure restaurant with pasta for $4.50 and a variety of sauces for $4.50-$6.00. Build it how you like it, and add-ons range from broccoli for $1.00 to meatballs for $3.00. It's all homemade, cheap, and delicious.
2258 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

3. Lilly's Café

1813 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Spring rolls under $4, bahn mi under $7, and pho under $9. The food and service are both excellent at this Lower Garden District spot, and your meal will cure whatever ails you without breaking the bank. Even celebrities come to Lily's for their pho fix.
1813 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. McClure's Barbecue

4800 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Got $10 in your pocket and an appetite for some meat? Hit up McClures, where sandwiches and burgers are between $8-10 and come with a side. Bonus points for using Dong Phuong bread and check out Taco Tuesday for $2.50-$3 tacos.
4800 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Rivista

4226 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
This bakery-coffee shop-cafe puts out fresh food all day long from pastries to sandwiches to salads. Sandwiches will set you back $8 or less, and salads are $3 for a small and $6 for a large. Croissants and slices of quiche are only a couple of bucks too.
4226 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Trèo

3835 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Chef James Cullen's menu is designed to be easy on the wallet; the small plates range from $8-12. Try the Scotch eggs or crawfish empanadas while enjoying a sophisticated evening out for a reasonable price.
3835 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Borgne

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
Borgne has two different specials going on all week that are hidden bargains in the CBD. The $10 lunch plate offered every weekday stays consistent every week. Mondays are red beans and rice, of course, but with a fried pork chop. The Wednesday rabbit ragout and Thursday fried chicken lunch specials are fan favorites. Also, for late-afternoon happy hour, 3-6pm every day except Tuesday, when it stretches to 7pm, cheap beer and sangria abound, but it's the $5 tapas plates that steal the show.
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

8. 13 Bar & Restaurant

517 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116
13 Bar & Restaurant is much more than cheap eats (there are like half a dozen fancy sandwiches that are $10-11, but the rest of the menu is firmly in the
517 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Felipe's Taqueria

6215 South Miro Street, New Orleans, LA 70125
Diners can build their own cheap meals at Felipe's in the Quarter, Uptown, and now in Mid City. A meaty burrito combo with a drink, chips and dip, will set you back about $10.
6215 South Miro Street
New Orleans, LA 70125

10. Killer Po-boys

811 Conti, New Orleans, LA 70112
The name doesn't lie. Cam Boudreaux serves up po' boys ranging from $8-12 bucks at his kitchen in back of Erin Rose, but they aren't your average lunch fare. The Morrocan Spiced Lamb Sausage with Tzaziki sauce sumac carrots, and torn mint for $10 reveals the po' boy renaissance is happening in the Quarter.
811 Conti
New Orleans, LA 70112

11. Boswell's Jamacian Grill

3521 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, La 70119
You eat their chicken and meat patties at all the festivals, but the lunch buffet for $9 at their no frills restaurant on Tulane is the jam for midday money saving. Plus the artwork and regulars are something to behold.
3521 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, La 70119

12. Eat Well Food Mart

2700 Canal St, Ste A, New Orleans, LA 70119
It's in a strange location on Canal and Broad near a very busy bus stop and the courthouse, but at this mini mart with a killer food counter $6 gets you an enormous banh mi made before your eyes AND a can of cold drink.
2700 Canal St, Ste A
New Orleans, LA 70119

13. Pizza Delicious

617 Piety St, New Orleans, La 70117
Slices from Pizza Delicious ($2-2.50 for standard pies, $3-3.50 for specialty pie slices), combined with a cauliflower or spinach roll (2/$5) make for a filling and ultra cheap meal.
617 Piety St
New Orleans, La 70117

14. Norma's Sweets Bakery

New Orleans, LA 70119
Empanadas and all the savory and sweet pastries at Norma's are all on the crazy cheap, like less than a buck. Pretty much anything, actually, from Norma's including great Cubans won't set you back more than $10, and it's also a beloved hidden gem.

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