What are some French Quarter Eateries for a low budget
I am sending my wife a few of her friends to the French Quarter at the end of February. Her friends don't have a lot of money to spend on food. I'm looking for some suggestions for them for lunch and dinner. Breakfest they will get at the hotel. Does anyone also know of any late night snack places that a few women could get a light snack?
there are lunch specials at both Mr. B's and Bacco that are priced in the $15 range for 2-3 courses..
cheaper eats can be had at Mena's, Country Flame, Johnny's Po Boys, Central Grocery, La Pizza Kitchen, Acme and Felix. for late night, Coop's, Orleans Grapevine, and Felipe's on N. Peters.
718 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
6215 S Miro St, New Orleans, LA 70125
511 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Central Grocery Co
923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
620 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Mr B's Bistro
201 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Felix's Restaurant & Oyster
739 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116
enjoy a muffaletta at Central Grocer or po-boy at Johnny's. Personally I think it's very easy to eat good in New Orleans on a budget. A nice bowl of red beans and rice is filling and delish. Tasting what's awesome about New Orleans doesn't set you back like many other foodie destinations.
back in june, we stumbled into an excellent (inexpensive) breakfast and lunch place just a couple blocks off Canal St. on Camp st called Commerce Restaurant. Wish we had discovered it earlier in our stay because the lunches looked fantastic with Po-boys and jambalaya:
Mother's( which is just outside the quarter), The Gumbo Shop on St. Peters near Jackson Square, Johnny's Po-boys, Cafe Maspero's (the one on Decatur), Napoleon House (Hot Muffaletta), Cafe Du Monde (beignets and coffee) and Lunch at Bacco........the key is not where you eat, it's what you eat. If I were you, I would just tell them to eat nothing but Appetizers the whole trip. They can eat wherever they want, but just appetizers. Tell them to ask for their signature Appetizer, which is usually a pretty good portion, and enjoy. That way they can order and eat whatever they like.....it will just be a smaller portion size and cheaper. SECRET: Most restaurant's signature dishes are appetizers anyway.....not entrees. So in other words, the tastiest dishes are on the appetizer menu. The last thing you want, is to be walking around the French Quarter STUFFED. So tell them to eat apps. and desserts and enjoy the Quarter. Then when they get back.......you go and enjoy.......alone!!
Best lunch deal in the Quarter right now is the "deli-style" lunch at K-Paul's. The most expensive thing on the menu is $11 or $12. The menu changes weekly and you can view a sample menu on their Web site -- www.kpauls.com -- enjoy! Oh, and the "deli-style" just means that you order your food at the bar, pick it up at the kitchen window, and eat with plastic flatware.