Are you visiting New Orleans for the Essence Fest or planning a trip this summer? Either way New Orleans is famous for their soul and their world renowned cuisine . Need help where to start? If you answer yes we got you . Below are some top recommendations where to grab a bite to eat  from content creator and influencer Taylor Arnell!

1. Monday’s 

+1 (504) 581-8900

4327 Bienville Ave

New Orleans, LA 70119

United States

Credit @MondayNola

Hors D’ Oeuvres:

Sweet Thai Chili Wings 

(Fried drummets tossed in a Thai sweet chilli)

Signature Cocktail 

Monday’s Martini (Hawaiian, Lime, Lemon)

Boudin Egg Rolls 

( Wonton wrapped boudin fried to a golden crisp served with Mondays house made viet sauce


A Whole Snapper (Deep Fried To Perfection Doused with Cilantro Lime Oil


(Sweet Potato Beignets)

2. Morrow’s 

+1 (504) 827-1519

2438 Saint Claude Ave

New Orleans, LA 70117

United States

Credit @MorrowNola

Hors D’ Oeuvres:

Gumbo Ramen noodles kicked up New Orleans-style with sausage, chicken and shrimp, garnished with vegetables.

Lettuce Wraps (Korean style spicy chicken, leafy lettuce and special sauce for your assembly.

BBQ Shrimp (Classic gulf shrimp sautéed in our own spiked butter sauce.) 


(Savory Peach Cobbler)

3.Neyow’s Creole Café

+1 (504) 827-5474

3332 Bienville

New Orleans, LA 70119

United States

Credit: @neyows_creole_cafe 

Filé Gumbo 

(New Orleans favorite prepared with shrimp, smoked sausage, ham and seasoning served over white rice.

Shrimp Salad 

(A classic salad of romaine lettuce and spinach, Gulf shrimp and Creole tomatoes.

Red Beans

(Served over white rice with your choice of fried chicken, grilled pork chops or hot sausage.

Homemade Bread Pudding 

Served with cinnamon cream

 4. Sun Chong

+1 (504) 355-0022

240 Decatur St

New Orleans, LA 70130

United States

Credit : @Sunchongnola

I Love You 

(Roku Jin, Lychee soju, peach purée, and lime juice

Sunny Side Up 

(Soju champagne, green tea, mint and lemon juice

Kimchi Dumpling 

(Kimchi, vermicelli and pork stuffed wontons steamed and served with house season soy sauce

Baco (Shrimp & Pork) 

(Asian bao bun stuffed with choice spicy pork or fried shrimp topped with pickled veggies

Fish – In – A – Boat 

(Handcut, beer battered, deep fried red snapper nuggets served with a side of sticky rice

(Matcha Cheesecake) 

5. Scrambled Cafe 

+1 (504) 427-2277

5433 Laurel St

New Orleans, LA 70115

United States

Credit : @ScrambledCafe 

Praline French Toast 

(Three Slices of Pain de Mie, Vanilla Cream Cheese, Praline Sauce, Bananas, and Candied Pecans

Berrylicious French Toast 

(Three Slices of Pain de Mie, Strawberry Cream Cheese, and Berries

Peaches and Cream French Toast (Three Slices of Pain De Mie, Peach Cream Cheese, Peach Slices, and Powered Sugar

Photo Credits: Courtesy Of Taylor Arnell