New Orleans Cheap Eats: Where the Budget Conscious Traveler Dines
Whether you come to New Orleans with dollars, euros, yuan or bahts, you want to get the best value for every purchase you make. Since you could potentially make 3-5 food purchases per day during your Big Easy stay, overspending on meals can really put a dent in your vacation funds.
The city has a vast number of restaurants to choose from. The list below will help you find places that give the best bang for your buck. A place like Port of Call will give you a steak and loaded baked potato that your body could feed off of for a week. Felipe's Taqueria isn't joking about the "super" in their super burritos.
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Port of Call will more than suffice as your steak/potato/beer fix for those on a budget.
Local Expert Tip: "This will be the best loaded baked potato you ever have."
- Cuisine: Seafood
Once you finish your Po-Boy from Crabby Jack's, the spilled remnants on your plate equate to another meal.
Local Expert Tip: "Crabby Jack's takes an annual summer break, so check their website before stopping by."
Felipe's knows how to do made-to-order Mexican food. It comes at you quick while sparing damage to the wallet.
Local Expert Tip: "A super burrito and a 40 oz. Tecate is the meal of champions. "
The Milk Bar makes monster sandwiches at unmatched prices. They even give free lollipops with every order!
Local Expert Tip: "You can never go wrong with a Milk Bar milk shake hand crafted by the "Moo Krewe". "
The Camellia Grill is modeled after an old school diner with prices to match.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't feel bad chasing a bacon omelette with a chocolate cherry milkshake. "
You can have a crisp Reginelli's hand-tossed pizza for $11.25. Pile on the toppings for added mouth pleasure.
Local Expert Tip: "Try to time your visit around their beer pitcher/large pizza deal. "
- Cuisine: Deli, European, Italian, Local Specialty
- Average Main Course Price: $8
- Neighborhood: French Quarter
Central Grocery will have you begging for a nap after taking down one of their super sized sandwiches.
Local Expert Tip: "Eating a muffuletta anywhere but Central Grocery is blasphemous. "
Lebanon's Cafe is a great spot for cheap eats with no skimping on quality.
Local Expert Tip: "Pita sandwiches are the rage here and can be yours for $5."
Liuzza's isn't in operation for margins, they live to see people smile after each and every gumbo slurp.
Local Expert Tip: "Fill up on the gumbo before heading out to Jazz fest or to catch an exotic animal race at the Fairgrounds. "
After eating a Soul Food meal, you want to feel good and full. Mother's portions are mind boggling.
Local Expert Tip: "If you are asked whether you want "debris" on your po-boy and aren't sure what they are, just say yes."
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