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Best of Guides

Best Of Guides

From the minute the second restaurant opened in New Orleans, the competition to make the best gumbo was on. But it isn’t only gumbo our chefs compete over. Every New Orleans classic is fair game. Please enjoy our “Best of Guides,” send them to your friends, and visit back frequently to find out who makes the best crab cakes, jambalaya, red beans, turtle soup, king cake and much more.

Best of Guide for Chocoholics thumb Best of Guide for Chocoholics

New Orleans may be famous for bread budding, bananas foster, crème brûlée and pralines, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a thing for chocolate. If the research is right and the average American eats 9.5 pounds of chocolate a year, we probably eat double that in NOLA. Here are our top picks for your next chocolate fix.

Best New Orleans Burger Guide thumb Best New Orleans Burger Guide

There’s nothing like New Orleans seafood but sometimes you just need a burger, and New Orleans’ finest restaurants don’t disappoint. Check out our favs and prepare to pass the ketchup.

Best Red Beans and Rice thumb Best Red Beans and Rice

The first time you taste red beans and rice you’ll ask yourself, “Why am I just discovering this now?” Honestly, it’s amazing to us that this classic New Orleans dish isn’t served everywhere on the planet on Mondays. What is the rest of the world thinking? Why red beans on Mondays, you ask? Well, we’ll tell you: In the old Creole days, before fancy front loading washing machines and Tide Pods, Mondays was wash day. Since there was no Uber eats back then either, and mère could cook red beans slow and low all day on the back burner without much tending, red beans became a Monday dinner tradition. (It isn’t bad for breakfast on Tuesday morning either!) At NewOrleansRestaurants.com, we’ve never met a plate of red beans and rice we didn’t like, but some places do it exceptionally well. Here are 15 of the best, in alphabetical order.

Best Bloody Marys in New Orleans thumb Best Bloody Marys in New Orleans

We've scoured the Big Easy to provide you a list with the best Bloody Marys around town. Bottoms up!

Best Gumbo in New Orleans thumb Best Gumbo in New Orleans

Almost every New Orleans restaurant serves some version of the iconic Louisiana fare. We've put together a list of our faves - some from famous haunts and some that soon will be.

Best Po-Boys in New Orleans thumb Best Po-Boys in New Orleans

You can't visit New Orleans without trying a scrumptious po-boy. Here's who made the best "dressed" list.

Guide to Bread Pudding in New Orleans thumb Guide to Bread Pudding in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for this delectable dessert. We've put together a list of the best restaurants that serve bread pudding in the Quarter and beyond.

Where to Get a Great Muffuletta thumb Where to Get a Great Muffuletta

Whether you say muffuletta or muffaletta, you're in the right place. New Orleans is the birthplace of this beloved Italian sandwich but, even here, no two taste the same.

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