Where to eat:
New Orleans is foodie heaven. Certainly not very healthy with lots of deep frying and gigantic portions, but bursting with must-try traditional dishes. Our biggest struggle was not having enough time to visit all the restaurants we wanted to try!
- Acme oyster house
- Surrey’s – interesting brunch options and delicious biscuits
- Cafe du Monde – for the beignet and chicory coffee of course
- French Truck coffee
- Two Chicks – great breakfast
- Mother’s – po’ boys
- Central Grocery – for the famous muffaletta
What to do:
- New Orleans School of Cookery. This was a highlight of our trip. We got to cook gumbo, shrimp and grits, and bananas foster with a lovely chef whose passion for southern cooking and New Orleans really sucked everyone in. We got beer and wine to enjoy while cooking and recipes to take away.
- The Garden District. Spend a morning wandering the beautiful streets of the Garden District. You can find walking tours online and in guidebooks that you can do yourself to explore some of the famous houses and landmarks. You can also do tours of the cemeteries.
- City Park. Museums, crazy golf and an all important branch of Cafe du Monde.
- Swamp Tour. Jump on the Cajun Encounters bus out of the city for a tour around the swamps for some alligator spotting.