Best Restaurants Garden District
One of our favorite things to do is stroll through the Garden District. The beautiful homes, the shade from the trees and enviable shopping stops make it the perfect spot to spend the day. When hunger strikes near the Garden District, there is certainly no shortage of options. These are just a few of our favorites.
Ready to get your Sunday brunch on? Atchafalaya, or ‘winding river’ in the Choctaw language, is doing New Orleans cuisine “while pushing boundaries.” Part of pushing said boundaries is the epic Bloody Mary bar, with vegetables pickled in-house and mixes made completely from scratch. You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning, right?
District has become well-known for its innovative and delicious donuts. (We’re not taking anything away from that. These donuts are what dreams are made of.) But District is a perfect spot for lunch, too. The sliders and burgers have been rated some of the best in the nation, and that’s kind of a big deal. The ‘croquenuts’ are sandwiches that use donuts instead of bread — and yes, they’re delicious.
Having breakfast at Surrey’s pretty much guarantees that the rest of the day will be amazing. Surrey’s is a bustling little cafe with lots of neighborhood chatter and art hanging on the walls. Local menu favorites include masterpieces like the Bananas Foster French Toast and the Crab Meat Omelette. Thirsty? All of the juice is organic and pressed fresh in-house. It’s considered acceptable to bring your own booze to pour into Surrey’s juice.
You can get a hot dog just about anywhere, right? The crew at Dat Dog will be the first to admit it. The process is simple here … choose a sausage and the toppings of your choice. The dogs range from fresh alligator sausage to a sausage infused with Guinness. And with more than 30 toppings to choose from, you can create a new masterpiece every time you visit. Following a vegan or vegetarian diet? Dat Dog offers veggie and vegan dogs!
We love us some New Orleans poboys, but sometimes you want to stray from the path. Turkey & the Wolf has a menu chock-full of sandwiches and ‘not sandwiches.’ Don’t underestimate the kitchen here. They’re using techniques from the fine dining world to create some truly amazing sandwiches. And with craft drinks like ‘Hillbilly Hotbox’ and ‘An Extraordinarily Tall Child,’ it’s no secret that the staff like to keep things fun. (It’s not uncommon to have a line stretching down the street.)
All of that shopping on Magazine got you feeling homesick? Joey K’s is making authentic homemade comfort food the Louisiana way. The daily specials are the real reason to get over to Joey K’s. Whether you show up for meatloaf on Thursday or the Creole Jambalaya on Friday, you’ll be glad you took a seat Joey K’s. Hot tip: Joey K’s also has some of the bean red beans and rice in the city.
Is there ever a bad time for a burrito? Juan’s Flying Burrito boasts a giant list of burritos and tacos. All of the creations at Juan’s start on the grill and with fresh ingredients. And since no burrito is complete without a margarita, the margarita menu, appropriately labeled ‘Fly Dranks,’ is just as impressive. Just look for the donkey with wings — you can’t miss it!