New Orleans Mardi Gras Eats: 31 of Our Favorite Spots

Whether you’re racing to catch the next parade, schlepping ice chests, or hoisting little ones on your shoulders, the rigors of Carnival can certainly help you work up an appetite. Fortunately for New Orleans locals and visitors alike, for this year’s New Orleans Mardi Gras parades, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from great New Orleans Mardi Gras eats. Here, we’ve compiled 31 of our favorite spots for parade route eats from Uptown to the Garden District to Mid City and the French Quarter. Come hungry, because you’ll want to try as many as you can.

31 Great Spots for New Orleans Mardi Gras Eats

Fence with Mardi Gras BeadsUPTOWN

Neapolitan pizza
Pizza Domenica
4933 Magazine St.

Fresh juice, serious breakfast
4807 Magazine St.

Goose Fat Fries
3442 St. Charles Ave.

Oysters, every way
4330 Magazine St.

Get schooled in good gumbo
Sophie B. Wright Charter School
1426 Napoleon Ave.

Classic Cajun breakfasts, plate lunches, and cozy dinners
Mosquito Supper Club (at Cleaver & Co.)
3917 Baronne St.

Slim Goodies BreakfastGARDEN DISTRICT

Serious breakfast: Try the Creole Slammer
Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St.

Takeout boiled seafood
Big Fisherman
3301 Magazine St.

Creative sausages, fresh buns
Dat Dog
3336 Magazine St.

Vietnamese po’ boys (banh mi) and pho
Lilly’s Café
1813 Magazine St.

Real-deal hot pastrami sandwiches
Stein’s Market & Deli
2207 Magazine St.

Hot coffee and vegan pastries
1829 Sophie Wright Pl.

Mardi Gras FloatMID-CITY

Brunch of champions
Ruby Slipper Café
315 S. Broad St.

Classic Creole fare
Mandina’s Restaurant
3800 Canal St.

A carnivore’s paradise
Toup’s Meatery
845 N Carrollton Ave.

Fried po’ boy classics
Parkway Bakery
538 Hagan Ave.

Updated Creole delights
3701 Iberville St.

Asian by way of New Orleans
514 City Park Ave.


Coastal Louisiana cuisine
601 Loyola Ave.

Tropical small plates
527 Julia St.

Light bites and juices
City Greens
909 Poydras St.

Raw bar and roasted fish
Pêche Seafood Grill
800 Magazine St.

Playful tavern fare
640 Carondelet St.

Impeccably sourced oysters
630 Carondelet St.

Mardi Gras Krewe of Rex FloatFRENCH QUARTER

Legendary burgers
Port of Call
838 Esplanade Ave.

Old timey lunch
Johnny’s Poboys
511 St. Louis St.

A gastropub with impeccable cocktails
625 Chartres St.

Unbeatable new-school po’ boys
Killer PoBoys
811 Conti St. (inside Erin Rose)

Pork and rum, perfected
Cane and Table
1113 Decatur St.

An instant Nola classic
616 St Peter St.

A memorable breakfast
547 St Ann St.


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