Homestyle food is the type that yamomanem' make, as they say in these parts. This kind of comfort food is not necessarily fancy, although the flavors are deep and layered. Instead, New Orleans homestyle cuisine is simply delicious, infusing even basic ingredients, like okra and bell peppers, chicken and local seafood, with careful attention to detail, from the making of the roux to the last bite of bread pudding at the end of the meal.
In New Orleans, homestyle cooking is commonplace. Many places have secret recipes and methods they use for creating just about everything on their menu. Portions are heaping, and family style ordering is often recommended, all the better to try more of the dishes that make New Orleans a food lover's paradise. A few bowls of gumbo, shrimp appetizer, and a couple plates of fried food can easy feed a party of four.
Comfort food can include soulful southern dishes like Willie Mae's fried chicken, or a more New Orleans specific speciality like the many derivations of gumbo served at the Gumbo Shop.
When you are looking for authentic New Orleans taste, complete with the loving hard work that goes into cooking, check out these top New Orleans homestyle restaurants.