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Dec 29, 2011 04:31 PM

Cheap, quality take-out

Our recent college grad living in NOLA always complains there aren't enough good "cheap, good take-outs" We're from Seattle where teriyaki abounds, great pizza by the slice, great local drive-in hamburger joint and good local Mexican food. Please advise on anything like those you can recommend. Always, thanks in advance!

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  1. Which school, so we can recommend things in the right neighborhood.

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    1. re: rouxdauphine

      He's out of school but lives on Valence. I haven't been there yet. I think they're a few blocks from Magazine and I'm embarassed to say I don't know what their neighborhood is called. He has a car and works in Metairie so can get around.

      1. re: cloey

        I like Slice Pizzeria on Magazine near his house. There’s about to be a new Vietnamese Pho restaurant on Magazine as well. I think he’s right about upper Magazine, though, not much great take-out. There’s more options further down Magazine between Washington and Louisiana. If you want ethnic options, Mona’s has pretty good Middle Eastern and there’s an Ethiopian restaurant called Abyssinia that’s very good for take-out.

        1. re: cloey

          Good is in the mouth of the beholder but cheap is pretty much mom n pop ethnic, often out of a corner grocery. while the Feret street places are good they aren't cheap.

          In what area of Metairie does he work as there are some good choices there.

          Some of the groceries are good choices, Dorignac's, Rouses, Langenstiens, for portions that can make up several meals when paired with salad.

      2. Awesome pizza at Pizzicare on Tulane Ave.
        Midway on Freret
        Dat Dog on Freret
        Company Burger on Freret
        The Grocery on St. Charles

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        1. St. Charles Tavern is open all night I think and they deliver.

          St. Charles Tavern @ 1433 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 9823.

          1. Check out orleans.they have listings by price, and show a huge amount of cheap places to eat.

            1. Commerce Restaurant is a couple of blocks W of Canal in walking distance of FQ and has good inexpensive lunch. Daisy Dukes serves good breakfast, lunch and dinner open 24/7. Yo Mama's Bar and Grill has good inexpensive food and great burgers. The Trolley Stop Cafe on St. Charles Avenue has outstanding breakfast and lunch that's inexpensive. Go for the early bird $2.99 special. Angeli on Decatur has cheap late night eats such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches and pasta with a Mediterranean flair. Cafe Maspero serves very good reasonable NOLA cuisine also. Coop's is a great NOLA dive joint that serves outstanding comfort food and cold drinks. You can also watch the game there on their many TV's.
              Commerce Restaurant @ 300 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 9239.
              Daisy Duke's @ 121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561 - 5171.
              Yo Moma's Bar and Grill @ 727 Saint Peter St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 522 - 1125.
              Trolley Stop Cafe @ 1923 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 0090.
              Angeli on Decatur @ 1141 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 566 - 0077.
              Cafe Maspero @ 601 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 504 - 523 - 6250.

              Coops Place @ 1109 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 525 - 9053.

              Mimi's in the Marigny and Port O Call are fine places for inexpensive dining. The burgers at Port O Call are outstanding. Buffa's Lounge has good tamales. Three Muses has great music, cold drinks and good food.

              Mimi's in the Marigny @ 2601 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 872 - 9868.
              Port of Call @ 838 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 523 - 0120.
              Buffa's Lounge @ 1001 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 0038.
              Three Muses @ 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 298 – 8746.