Eating My Way Across the USA: New Orleans Edition

Hello, friends!

I’m back with more about one of my favorite parts of traveling – food! I recently was able to take a short, three-day vacation to New Orleans with fellow consultants Hannah, Molly and Jordan A. Upon arriving after the least ideal travel day (and a half) ever, I could not wait to explore… and get a taste of some infamous creole dishes! We did so much eating that it felt like all we did was plan our next meal. Here are four of my favorite finds:

Scarfing down Cafe Du Monde beignets in Jackson Square.
Scarfing down Cafe Du Monde beignets in Jackson Square.

Café Du Monde is best known for their beignets, so naturally my first stop was to try some. These large donut-like treats were topped with powdered sugar and did not disappoint. I would recommend walking across the street to Jackson Square to enjoy!

Joey K's jambalaya, shrimp po boy and red beans and rice.
Joey K’s jambalaya, shrimp po’ boy, and red beans and rice.

The next day, we decided to check out the beautiful Garden District and happened to stumble upon a Food Network Triple D find. Joey K’s offered so many delicious choices such as shrimp po’ boys, jambalaya, and classic read beans and rice (and also sausage, which is not a part of the title). I would recommend all three!

La Divina Gelateria's bourbon praline gelato.
La Divina Gelateria’s bourbon praline gelato.

Right next door was another Food Network find. You could imagine how elated I was for two finds in one day! La Divina Gelateria was featured on Rachael’s Vacation for their awesome homemade gelato. The bourbon praline was the perfect dessert.

Gumbo Ya Ya from the Famous Gumbo Pot with Crystal hot sauce.
Gumbo Ya Ya from the Famous Gumbo Pot with Crystal hot sauce.

The final day, we stopped by the Famous Gumbo Pot for gumbo, of course! The Gumbo Ya Ya made with chicken, Andouille sausage, and shrimp hit the spot. You must try it. And do not forget to add Louisiana’s Pure Crystal Hot Sauce… we promise that no meal is complete without Crystal.

If you happen to find yourself in New Orleans, definitely give some of these dishes a try. You will not regret it!

Until next time…

xoxo,

Francesca

Sweet treats upon my rather late arrival.
Sweet treats upon my rather late arrival.
Jordan, Molly, Hannah and me enjoying Jackson Square.
Jordan, Molly, Hannah and me enjoying Jackson Square.
In front of Cafe Du Monde with beignets and coffee in hand.
In front of Cafe Du Monde with beignets and coffee in hand.
In front of one of many floats at Mardi Gras World.
In front of one of many floats at Mardi Gras World.

Jackson Square

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