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New Orleans Dining
Our cuisine is built on a tradition that stretches from Paris to Port au Prince and from Cadiz to the Congo. It’s one of the reasons we live here and why you come to visit. Every day, the city’s more than 1,000 eateries ready themselves to welcome their guests with a gusto. They spoon the gumbo, blacken the redfish, smoke the pork, and plate the dishes with a respect for the old flavors and a warm welcome to new trends. Dine in some of the world’s oldest and best-known restaurants, including Galatoire’s, Arnaud’s, Antoine’s, and Brennan’s, or dine on beignets and café au lait at the famous Café Du Monde in Jackson Square.

Here, you can peruse where to dine outdoors, learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and find the best spots to eat with kids that adults can appreciate as well. You can dine healthy, eat fried seafood, devour po-boys, and find out where they get their name. Hungry after the show? There are late night cafes and bars that will feed your body as well as your soul. Take a class at one of the city’s cooking schools or explore ethnic cuisine at Vietnamese pho houses and Salvadoran pupuserias. Looking for vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free options? Yes, yes, and yes. The New Orleans dining scene is a brilliant reflection of the city’s diverse history, cultur,e and neighborhoods.

Some people eat to live, but New Orleanians live to eat. As a result, the city offers one of the most incredible – and incredibly diverse – concentrations of exceptional dining and unforgettable cuisine in the world. Wherever you choose to eat in New Orleans, prepare your palate to fall in love; there's never been a better time to dine in New Orleans, and your table awaits.