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A New Orleans Instagrammable Food Tour

Our top spots in NOLA for FOMO-worthy food Instagram.

Enjoy beignets from Café du Monde and more at Beignet Fest (Photo: Paul Broussard)

If you’re visiting New Orleans and want to step up your Instagram game, look no further than our list of some of the most Instagrammable food spots in NOLA. Before digging in, whip out your camera to capture what may just be too good to eat.

District Donuts

This tasty shop on Magazine Street and Jackson Avenue has been making all of New Orleans’ donut and coffee dreams come true since 2013. With different flavors every day, District is serious about its roster of “fancy donuts” and of course, its original donuts. Additional locations include Lakeview, Elmwood, and Baton Rouge.

Drip Affogato Bar

Imagine if coffee and ice cream had a child. Well, that’s exactly what Drip Affogato Bar is. This sweet shoppe specializes in affogato, which combines these two indulgences in one dessert. Located in the Warehouse District, Drip has options like Chocolate or Matcha from the menu, or build your own affogato with options for ice cream, coffee, toppings, and syrups. You can also head to Drip when you need a little caffeine pick-me-up.

Café du Monde

If there’s one food New Orleans is known for, it’s the beignet. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Café du Monde is our on Instagrammable Food Tour list. These sweet, savory treats should be on your NOLA list any time you visit.

Auction House Market

This recently-opened food hall is an Instagrammer’s dream. With 10 food vendors to choose from, the possibilities are endless for which meal you can gram. Tip: head to the bathroom for an extra Instagram photo opportunity.

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Dat Dog

With locations on Magazine, Freret, and Frenchmen Street and a simple menu, Dat Dog is the place to go for all your hot dog dreams to come true. Need we say more? We’ll let this Instagram do the talking.

Poke Loa

Poke, the bowls of raw fish with lots of fixings that started in Hawaii, seems to be the new craze that everyone is talking about. With three locations, Poke Loa lets you build bowls of raw fish with rice, greens, and topping like green onions, edamame, mango, crab salad, and lemon miso aioli. Remember to let your phone eat first!

Elizabeth’s Restaurant

Located in the Bywater, Elizabeth’s is one of New Orleans’ most Instagrammable spots inside and out. The outside is covered with walls of Dr. Bob’s artwork and the inside serves insanely large portions of food. Be sure to order the Praline Bacon for ultimate Instagram exposure.

Turkey and the Wolf

This is not your average sandwich shop, however, the meals are served on Disney plates and the dishes are so out of this world you’ll want to be going back for more. Your Instagram followers will thank you once you post any dish from this place.

Willa Jean

Willa Jean is located in the Warehouse District and this brightly-lit restaurant serves up some tasty treats. Plus, this place has the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste. You can even order them with a whisk of cookie dough. Hungry yet?

Parkway Po-Boys

The New Orleans po-boy is a very personal experience and a NOLA-must. Whether you like it dressed (with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo) or not, the best po-boy in New Orleans is a subject still up for debate today. An Instagram of a po-boy will give your followers food FOMO.

Commander’s Palace

This stunning Garden District landmark, owned and operated by the Brennan family, serves some of the finest cuisine in New Orleans. Every weekday Commander’s Palace serves .25 cent luncheon martinis (three’s the limit). The turtle soup and the Creole bread pudding soufflé, served tableside, and drizzled with a whiskey cream sauce are both a must if you go to this establishment. Don’t forget to snap a pic of the outside as well.

Willie Mae’s

This family-owned spot has been serving up some delicious fried chicken and other soul food since 1957. Dishes from Willie Mae’s will satisfy your eyes and soul.

That’s all, y’all! This was such a hard list to compile because New Orleans has so many options to choose from, but we hope you go out into the city and do it for the Gram. Be sure to share your photos with us by using #OneTimeInNOLA.

Casey Ochoa is a native New Orleanian who has a passion for the city he loves so much. When he’s not working at a local digital marketing agency, you can find him riding his bike in the park, exploring different neighborhoods around the city, or trying to find the next best churros. Follow his NOLA adventures on Instagram @caseyochurro.

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