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May 23, 2010 04:40 AM

Help! First trip with the kids next weekend

Hi - my husband and I are bringing our 2 children, ages 1 and 2, down to New Orleans next weekend to go to the zoo, aquarium, and children's museum and I need some suggestions on where to eat with them. We're staying at the Embassy Suites. Can anyone tell me a good spot for 1) one of us to go pick up dinner for the 2 of us to bring back to the hotel Friday night; 2) breakfast and lunch near the hotel on Saturday. We're planning on going to the children's museum in the morning and the aquarium after naptime; and 3) breakfast before the zoo on Sunday morning. Thanks! We're looking forward to it, but this will be a completely different trip to New Orleans than we are used to!

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  1. Here are two places close to your hotel that have take out orders but it's nothing fancy, sandwiches and pizza but that might work. Mothers is only a few blocks from your hotel for breakfast and the area has quite a few restaurants you could easily find lunch on Saturday.

    Pie Pizza and Pastas @ 814 South Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 2743. *
    Red Eye Grill @ 852 South Peters St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 593 - 9393.

    Lucy's bar is two blocks from your hotel. Call them they have a pretty good kitchen they may have take out orders also.

    Lucy's Bar @ 701 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 8995.

    Cafe Adelaide in the Loews NO Hotel at 300 Poydras St. 504 - 595 - 3305 serves Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. That's several blocks from your hotel. You could have lunch there while entertaining your kids. There are quite a few nice restaurants in the area also.

    Cafe Adelaide @ 300 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 595 - 3305. * BLD.

    The Creole Skillet and Mulates are two blocks away. Both serve lunch/dinner.

    The Creole Skillet @ 200 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 304 - 6318.
    http://Mulate's @ 201 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 522 - 1492. *

    Have a nice trip.

    Cafe Adelaide
    300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Red Eye Grill
    852 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Creole Skillet
    200 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. Just down the street from the children's museum on Julia Street is the perfect little general store/grocers. They have plate lunches and hot breakfasts and great sandwiches. They fixed my little one up with a styofoam cup of white beans and sausage when her energy was low. My youngest is like a bird, she needs to eat every hour or two. There's a few tables inside, but most people are getting food to go.
      Louisiana Products Inc‎., 620 Julia Street, (504) 524-7331‎

      1. Emeril's is nearby and may do takeout. I had takeout from his NOLA restaurant about 8 months ago, so Emeril's may also do takeout. I would call ahead to make sure. Obviously, it's not quite as good when you get it to go, but it beats eating takeout pizza. Also, Mother's is relatively nearby and while not my favorite po boy place, you could certainly get decent takeout there.

        Emeril's Restaurant
        800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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        1. re: latasche

          When I was there (Emeril's) earlier this month, sitting at the bar, someone came in and picked up a takeout order, so I know they do it.

        2. Do you have a car? Do you want something within walking distance etc?

          Just as an fyi In the event you are too tired, your hotel offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service:

          If you click on the link, scroll down to Wharehouse District (or the CBD) it will give you a list of places to dine in your area:


          IMO, I would go so far as to say, any restaurants food is available for take away. I can't see them saying no.

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          1. re: Suzy Wong

            Thanks so much for all the suggestions so far! I think we'll definitely be visiting the general store. Suzy, we will have a car, but will want something within walking distance on Saturday. Sunday for breakfast we can drive somewhere before the zoo since it doesn't open until 10 and the kids will be up between 5:30 and 6 . . .

            1. re: mbc1217

              Camelia Grill is close to the Zoo. ch

            2. re: Suzy Wong

              Whatever you do, don't get the buffet at the hotel. Ick city.

            3. If I were looking for takeout on Friday night, I would head over to Cochon Butcher for sandwiches and/or higher-end "bar" food. Located at 930 Tchoupitoulas Street. You can walk from your hotel to the shop, it's maybe 4-5 blocks.

              Cochon Butcher
              930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130