There are three main reasons to visit New Orleans: the people, the music, and last but not least, the food. With spring coming up, there are endless options for delicious eats around the city from upscale dining to downhome Cajun to try out.

Dooky Chase’s Restaurant

A New Orleans staple for years, this traditional restaurant serves up hearty, rich, and classic Creole dishes year round. From Redfish Orleans topped with crabmeat and served alongside eggplant rice to some of the most famous gumbo in the city, this local eatery will treat you—and feed you—like family.

Breads on Oak

New Orleans has something to offer for everyone, even those who don’t eat meat or seafood! Breads on Oak offers everything from New Orleans classics such as mufalettas and house-made remoulade to new inventions like cashew-ricotta tarts and an always-changing bakery menu. The twist? They have an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu so that everyone can join in on the local eats. These fresh, light offerings are perfect for the spring.

New Orleans School of Cooking

The kitchen for the New Orleans School of Cooking

Spring is about changes and new beginnings, and what better way to embrace it than to learn to cook? Enter the New Orleans School of Cooking where patrons can watch skilled chefs prepare classic Creole dishes while learning about the history of the cuisine. The best part is that after the demonstration, patrons get to taste everything they’ve learned how to make.

The Creole Creamery

There’s always room for dessert, and with two locations in the city, The Creole Creamery is the perfect place to cool down on a warm spring day. This ice cream shop offers flavors from classic chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry to local favorites like cafe au lait and creole cream cheese. They even include a rotating sorbet menu for those dodging dairy. With multiple locations, The Creole Creamery is a great place to grab an ice cream before getting to know New Orleans on foot.

Blue Oak BBQ

The South is known for its barbecue, and New Orleans can hold its own when it comes to flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth meats. Blue Oak offers traditional and flavorful three meat combos with sides like roasted garlic mac and cheese and Brussel sprouts. They are also constantly changing up their menu with things such as barbecue nachos, served with pico de gallo, jalapenos, queso, and your choice of meat.

Delicious food is part of any complete New Orleans trip. To get started, explore Joieful’s top dining experiences or call 504-207-4555 to purchase your experience today!