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Ah, food. For some, food is the main reason to travel, and New Orleans' food is definitely worth the trip. From café au lait and beignets in the morning to a post dinner Café Brulot Diabolique (or Devilishly Burned Coffee), guests of bed and breakfasts New Orleans should have fun eating their way through the city. New Orleans is a great place to throw caution to the wind, gustatorily speaking. Be adventurous, and try not to think too much about your heart, arteries, or cholesterol.

Tuck into a hearty bowl of gumbo, a traditional Creole stew with origins in West Africa. Gumbo starts with okra and filé (sassafras leaves), and can be found with seafood, duck, sausage, or vegetarian (gumbo d'zherbes). Simpler but no less tasty is a bowl of New Orleans red beans and rice, served with cornbread.

Seafood lovers enjoy a wide and interesting selection in New Orleans. Start every dinner with tasty oysters, raw on the half-shell, deep fried, or Rockefeller style. Crawfish should be tried as well. Traditionally it is boiled in spicy water and served with corn and potatoes, but try it any way you find it.

The sandwiches of New Orleans stand apart. Most locals can tell you where to find the best po-boys in the neighborhood so be sure to inquire at your New Orleans bed and breakfast. The po-boy tastes like coming home to natives. The distinctive po-boy bread can be filled with everything from fried shrimp, catfish, and oysters to soft-shell crabs, roast beef to ham and cheese. It is a meal unto itself.

Less well known outside of New Orleans, but no less tasty, is the muffaletta. Sliced meats, cheeses and olive salad fill a big round Italian loaf similar to focaccia. It was first served in the early 1900s at the Central Grocery on Decatur, where you can still find them today.

There are many great restaurants and food stands in New Orleans. Be sure to bring dress clothes, for it is customary to dress for dinner. Eat often, and eat well.


Degas House

Phone: 504-821-5009
Toll Free: 800-755-6730
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1896 OMalley House

Phone: 504-488-5896
Toll Free: 866-226-1896
Mid city is one of the hottest foodie areas. With over 14 restaurants within walking distance. Café Minh an Asian/French fusion is amazing. Mandinaâs is a classic New Orleans neighborhood hot spot. Theoâs Pizza just next door serves up a mean pizza. Angelo Brocatoâs is a 108 year old Italian gelato shop. Plus much more.
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Little Eazy Guest House

Phone: 504-949-5292

The Little Eazy is located between the French Quarter and the Baywater, in the Faubourg Marigny. There are many great New Orleans restaurants in the neighborhood, only 3 blocks from Frenchman St where there is great Italian, Creole, Thai, Japanese, and American cuisine. Also 3 blocks from the French Quarter and 6 blocks from the Bywater, so you have many local, both low and high end, restaurants to choose from. Also just blocks away there are 24 restaurants as well of those who will deliver food right to the cottage.
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Ashtons Bed and Breakfast

Phone: (504) 942-7048
Toll Free: (800) 725-4131
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Royal Street Courtyard Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-943-6818
Toll Free: 888-846-4004
We are surrounded by amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner places. Come on in and we'll tell you all about them!
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La Dauphine, Residence des Artistes

Phone: 504-948-2217

We know the restaurant scene quite well, and have been to nearly every restaurant. We have the Zagat guide on our iPhones, and we also know a lot of the chefs and restaurant owners personally. We know the local newspaper restaurant critic and he has visited our house (to pick up a friend of his who was staying with us). He's quite a good critic. We know the good places to eat here and elsewhere.
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Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-269-2640
Toll Free: 800-490-8542
Dine Around The Big Easy Let us plan a wonderful week of dining in some of New Orleans best restaurants. We send our guests to these establishments routinely and have contacts with many of the well known and not so well known places that only the locals enjoy. Stay with us for five consecutive nights and we'll take $20 off your daily posted rate on our website. You can use that savings towards your dinner tab. A delicious deal-and we'll make all the reservations for you to boot! Special events, holidays and convention periods may not be applicable. Call Toll Free 1-800-490-8542 for details.
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Chez Palmiers

Phone: 504-208-7044
Toll Free: 877-233-9449
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Chimes Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-899-2621, 504 453-2183

Good dining is synonymous with New Orleans and the Chimes Bed and Breakfast can guide you through the best restaurants keeping within your budget.
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Pierre Coulon Guest House

Phone: 504-943-6692 or 504-250-0965
Toll Free: 877-943-6692
Explore New Orleans from a base in the most fabulous neighborhood in America, and discover the many new and interesting restaurants in the Marigny-Bywater area!!
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HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade

Phone: 504-948-9448
Toll Free: 800-924-9448
The HH Whitney House serves a hot, complete breakfast each morning that will take you well into the day. The one complaint that we receive from some of our guests is that they were not hungry enough to have lunch and had to forego one of their restaurant choices for the day. But if you have a big appetite and are ready for more, we are happy to recommend some of our favorite places to you.
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Sully Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 504 891-0457
Toll Free: 800 364-2414
New Orleans restaurant scene has never been stronger and many of the stellar eateries are located within walking distance of the inn. We also work with a private chef to create a special dinner for you and your guests here at the inn. Visit our website for a listing of some of our favorite places to sample New Orleans culinary treasures.
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The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 1-504-942-1463
Toll Free: 1-800-970-2153
Good food can be found all over New Orleans. In the immediate vicinity of The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast there are restaurants (Feelings Cafe, Schiro's), coffee shops (Flora's, Sound Cafe, Who Dat, Orange Couch) and other venues (Mimi's bar has a great tapas menu, the Cake Cafe and Bakery features in-house baked breads and cakes for breakfast and lunch and Vietnamese specialties for dinner!).
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Auld Sweet Olive Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 504-947-4332
Toll Free: 877-470-5323
At Sweet Olive, we are just blocks away from some of the best food in New Orleans. From local favorites (Cajun, Creole, Po-Boys, Gumbo ...) to the unexpected (amazing fresh Spanish tapas at our neighborhood bar), we've got it all. And if you're looking for a break from local specialties, we've got sushi, pizza, filipino food, barbecue, and a Turkish restaurant across the street. Don't forget to stop at Loretta's, right on Rampart Street, for a snow ball or a rum praline. Take a creole cooking class at Langlois, also on our street. And don't forget to start the day with our own, delicious breakfast, featuring fresh fruit, home-baked goodies and more!
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B&W Courtyards

Phone: (504) 322-0474
Toll Free: 800-585-5731
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1870 Banana Courtyard Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 504-947-4475
Toll Free: 800-842-4748
95% of bed and breakfasts in New Orleans can only serve *Continental breakfast due to an ordinance issued long ago. SOOO, maybe license should be 'bed and beverage'? Soft drinks, bottled water are on table for our guests, and if we are here late afternoon or early evening, if you ask us REAL SWEET, we'll give you, on the house, a glass of wine or beer. *We go to local bakeries, so we can offer bread pudding, king cake, shoesole, and other pastries, banana bread baked by Cuban bakery with bananas from our courtyard, along with fresh fruit (some from our trees, in season), orange juice, toast, teas, and NAwlins blend coffee with chicory. Ask and we'll recommend restaurants or cooking classes.
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Grand Victorian

Phone: 504-895-1104
Toll Free: 800-977-0008
World-renowned Commander's Palace is a block and a half walk from our front door, and is a good beginning to the swirl of great restaurants that surround our inn and our city. There are over 20 great casual restaurants, coffee shops and dessert spots within walking distance as well. Innkeeper Bonnie is known for her discerning palate and can recommend stops on your dining adventure from the new exciting restaurants to the traditionally historic locations.
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Southern Comfort

Phone: 504-895-3680
Toll Free: 888-769-3868
New Orleans is a city of restaurants. At the moment there are over 1300 to choose from. They can be those wonderful inexpensive neighborhood restaurants that serve up red beans and rice or a po-boy to the more expensive restaurants like August, Commander's Palace or Brennan's I always recommend having at least one grand dining experience and lot of local inexpensive dining experiences. It can be daunting, so many to choose from! We love to eat and will share our local knowledge in choosing the perfect dining expereince for you. For breakfast in the morning Southern Comfort serves up a memorable way to start your day. Some of our guests favorites are the Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoe and Goat Cheese Quiche, the Blueberry Bread Pudding, and Pecan Waffles with Banana Fosters Syrup!
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