The Garden District in New Orleans is usually associated with shopping and mansion ogling, but there are plenty of dining options to fit any appetite and occasion. Magazine Street is ground zero for both shopping and nibbling, with many a sidewalk cafe and po-boy joint there for the grazing.
If an upscale experience is the ticket, Commander's Palace one of New Orleans's most beloved restaurants, is a great place to reserve a table for lunch. Before or after, just across Washington Avenue is the white-walled Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 , one of the most beautiful in the city and a frequent backdrop featured in Anne Rice novels.
If it's rib-sticking you need, Parasol's has a massive roast beef po-boy that deserves attention. For a break from Creole fare, Byblos has inventive, light Mediterranean dishes on the menu and Stein's dishes authentic Jewish deli. Simply let your hunger point you in the right direction and dig in.