go for the sake of food

Emma and Martin went to New Orleans with an extensive list of restaurants to try; they had to work hard to squeeze in both time and, literary, place for all the food they found.

What did you have?

Everything and anything! We tried to vary the cuisines as much as possible, especially since Cajun – traditional Southern food – can be rather heavy; you need to mix the meat and cassoulets with something lighter. But my tip is to eat, just eat!, no matter what. If you reach your very limit of food and drink intake, just ask for it to go!

So where did you eat?

We had our list of restaurants and to be honest it was sometimes too much with big meals for both lunch and dinner. But we just couldn’t risk missing out on something. (Smile.)



Martin discovered a new favorite, Sazerac, which is the national drink in NOLA. Try it!!

And the best bar: Bar Tonique! Here we spent our New Year’s Eve.

Another must do is a drink or two at Carousel Bar, located in the Monteleone Hotel. You get a little dizzy from the booze as well as the rotating bar.

Carousel Bar, Hotel Monteleone,
Carousel Bar. Photo by Miguel Solorzano



Super nice place in every aspect. High quality food (the small dishes!), great interior and service that couldn’t be better;  SoBou is a bit more contemporary than the other restaurants we tried.


A secluded and cozy Frenchie, located  in a residential area.

Stein´s Market & Deli

This is a must for lunch. Simple yet gorgeous deli with the best sandwiches and a great atmosphere.

Commander´s Palace

Ranked as the best restaurant in NOLA. We only had time for brunch but, that being said, the brunch was a three course meal with extra everything, plus a live jazz band cruising from table to table in an all-American way.

Commander’s Palace

Port of Call

A real burger is a must on a trip like this, or on any trip in the US for that sake. And as it should be (?1) the burger is preferably accompanied by their signature cocktail, served in 75 cl cups. Bring it with you if you can’t finish.


Probably one of the best experiences ever, food wise. Just go here! Promise!


Cozy place located in The French Quarter with amazing food and atmosphere. Finish the night at the bar with  a drink made from plenty of love.

Taqueria Corona

Best taco in town, so it’s said. We were not disappointed!


The place to go for Cajun food and a friendly atmosphere.

Dante’s Kitchen

… is where regulars and locals go. Dante’s has a chill atmosphere with comfort food at its best!

Just go for the sake of food.

by Catharina Holm

Destinations: New Orleans, USA

Escapes: Bar, Food, Restaurants