Luckily, while we all safely try to stay as home as much as possible, we don’t have to sacrifice the amazing food we’re used to eating regularly here in the Crescent City. That’s because takeout has risen to the top of the food chain. So, stay safe, stay home, and check out ten of our New Orleans takeout favorites!
Bear’s Poboys at Gennaro’s*
3206 Metairie Rd, Metairie
Ranked as the NUMBER ONE poboy spot in New Orleans (that’s some high praise), Bear’s should be one of your first calls for takeout. They’ve got all the poboys you’re craving plus specialty burgers and amazing apps/sides like homemade onion rings, gravy cheese fries, and boudin balls. Yum.
504.833.9226 | Online Menu
Bywater American Bistro
2900 Chartres St. (Marigny)
A self-proclaimed neighborhood restaurant, Bywater American Bistro has a little something for everyone. From roasted octopus to spaghetti, you can’t go wrong with their takeout menu. They’re also offering a three-course COOLinary menu for just $39.
504.605.3827 | Online Menu
1403 Washington Ave. (Garden District)
Arguably one of the most famous restaurants in the entire country, Commander’s has continued to serve up their famous fare during the times of COVID. They have a daily-changing menu of family meals and street food to-go, so you can take that high-class New Orleans feeling home with you!
504.899.8221 | Online Menus
5030 Freret St / 3336 Magazine St / 601 Frenchmen St
Their slogan is “put a smile on your face” and it’s hard not to when you’re around one of 3 Dat Dog locations. With bright colors and a fun atmosphere, Dat Dog is simply smile-inducing. And, that’s before the food. They have an array of gourmet sausages, all-beef hot dogs, award-winning French fries all available for easy takeout.
2301 Orleans Ave. (Tremé)
Another world-famous classic, Dooky Chase is here for all your soul food take out desires. The Chase family opened in 1941 and have served presidents, civil rights leaders, and celebrities. Fortunately, you don’t have to be famous to stop and get a plate of their renowned home cookin’. Make note that they’re open Tuesday – Friday.
504.821.0600 | Online Menu
Olive Branch Cafe
5145 General de Gaulle Drive, Algiers (Westbank)
Got a craving for some pizza or Italian? Head on over to the best bank and stop by Olive Branch Cafe. Their famous pizza dough and Caesar dressing are prepared by hand each and every day so you know you’re getting freshness that will last your car ride home. Mama mia!
504.393.1107 | Online Menu
Pho Noi Viet
2005 Magazine St. (LGD)
One of New Orleans’ sneakiest best food options is Vietnamese and one of our favorites is Pho Noi Viet on Magazine. You can get incredible pho, noodles, bahn mi, and more, and they’re open for takeout Wednesday – Sunday from 12 – 7.
504.522.3399 | Online Menu
4525 Freret #103 (Freret)
We’ve already listed some amazing options for big meals for you and your friends or family. But, we need some dessert goodness in our lives right now, don’t we? Look no further than Piccola where you can get the finest house-made artisan gelato, made according to the gelato artisan standards in Florence and Bologna, Italy. for Gelato / Crepes / Coffee (sources local milk and cream on Freret)
504.493.5999 | Online Menu
The Rum House
3128 Magazine Street (Uptown)
If you’re like us, you’ve missed that Caribbean flare on Magazine. More importantly, we’ve missed their tacos, and that’s why we’re so glad you can get them via takeout.
504.934.3333 | Online Menu
3720 Magazine St (Uptown)
New Orleans is world-famous for its food. That’s undeniable. But, the entire South is also famous for incredible gas station cuisine, and one of our favorite diesel destinations is Schwarma-on-the-Go. Located in the Jet-Go gas station at the corner of Magazine and Peniston, they’re serving up the best hummus, fried-eggplant sandwiches, and homemade chicken and lamb-and-beef shawarma in town. They were actually listed as one of GQ’s “best restaurants in an unexpected place.”
504.269.6427 | Online Menu
Corner of St. Charles & Poydras (Downtown)
The team at Tsunami claims to serve marvelous edible art, and they’re not lying. Stop by to pick up your nigiri, sushi, or sashimi fix, or take home one of their incredibly delicious and fun home sushi kits.
504.608.3474 | Online Menu
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Life in New Orleans surrounds around food. These are just a few of our favorites but there are so much more. We encourage you to keep eating local and supporting these businesses that make our home the food scene it is.
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