[these pictures taken with my iPhone can’t do the food any justice].
Beignets at Café du Monde
Address: 800 Decatur Street, New Orleans 70116
Beignets covered in powdery goodness
Located on Decatur Street, Café du Monde is a fairly popular restaurant known for their beignets and cafe’ au lait that I found out about on the travel blog Travel With Bender.
When I arrived there I was not sure how to go about ordering, so I stood in the line I saw stretched out of the right side of the building. I came to find out that it was the take-out line, and if I wanted to order I had to just find a vacant table, sit down, and wait for a waiter to arrive. I probably should have just stayed on the take-out line. The service was incredibly slow but in the end the beignets were worth it.
In case you don’t know what a beignet is (I just learned about it during my trip planning for NOLA), it is a light, crispy, warm pastry covered in powdered sugar (see picture below). Word to the wise: avoid wearing black and going on a windy day, or you will be bathing in powdered sugar.
Po’Boys and Jambalaya at Mother’s
Address: 401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Jambalaya from Mother’s Restaurant
Mother’s Restaurant is also another famous Po’Boy restaurant in NOLA.
Mother’s is most famous for their Debris Po’Boy, which I found out about in the episode of Man vs. Food – New Orleans.
What is debris? It is beef cooked in beef stock for about 13 hours until it falls off of the bone, which it makes it extremely soft and tender. The Debris Po’Boy consists of the debris, mayonnaise, different kinds of mustard, and vegetables.
I also tried the jambalaya, which is rice cooked with chicken, homemade andouille (an-doo-wee) sausage, vegetables, herbs and seasonings. Both were delicious! [Debris not pictured here].
As aforementioned, I only spent two full days in NOLA and I was not nearly able to eat all of the food that I wanted to and I will definitely have to return to NOLA so I can eat some more and write v.2 of this post.
In the meantime, check out the sites these other travel bloggers to get ideas on what to eat when you visit the Big Easy. Happy Eating!