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Top Ten places to eat in New Orleans

Feb 18, 2015

Today I'm sharing my last travel post from my trip to New Orleans (don't miss posts one and two), and I'm highlighting one of my favorite parts of the trip—the food! The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau set us up with an amazing itinerary that included some of the best places to eat in NOLA. In no particular order, here are my top ten places to eat in New Orleans:

My brunch included a pulled pork benedict (omg), while other gals had the banana fosters waffles. Are you drooling yet?

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This hands-on cooking demo restaurant is so much fun! And the food is to die for. We learned about the differences between creole and cajun cooking, and enjoyed chicken and sausage gumbo. We also learned how to flip crepes (catch me flipping one like a pro at 1:25 of this video)!

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Peche is known for their amazing seafood, and this restaurant did not disappoint. One of the bloggers on the trip declared that this was the best meal...of her life!

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This bar at the International House hotel is where I tried my first Sazerac, a local NOLA specialty. Watch the bartender make this unique drink at 2:02 of this video.

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We dined at Arnaud's our first evening, and it was the perfect restaurant to kick off our trip. While, if I'm being honest, the food there was probably my least favorite of all the places we tried, the restaurant is so charming, and there is so much history behind every nook and cranny, it's absolutely worth it to spend an evening there. We enjoyed live jazz, and toured the endless upstairs rooms, where they also feature a Mardi Gras Museum.

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A trip to New Orleans isn't complete without stopping at this famous cafe! We ran into actor Robert Davi there and snapped a photo with him.

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Our final meal was at Upperline, a local favorite that features warm hospitality (especially from the owner, JoAnn). Btw, my foie gras was amazing.

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Brennan's was probably my favorite meal in NOLA. It's an iconic New Orleans brunch spot, and if you visit this city and don't come here for brunch, you're doing it wrong! We sat and ate here for a good three hours. It was so delicious, I can't even pretend to be embarrassed about all the food I ate here. We also got an incredible tour afterwards of their wine cellar (lord knows how many hundreds of thousands of dollars of wine is in there), as well as the gorgeous upstairs rooms.

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Even though everyone talks about Cafe Du Monde, locals rave about Morning Call's beignets. After doing a taste test, I can safely say that Morning Call's beignets are better than Cafe Du Monde's. But you should still go to both, to find out for yourself! Morning Call is situated by a beautiful park, perfect for sipping cafe au lait and enjoying copious amounts of powdered sugar.

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I was totally blown away by this little cocktail bar. The decor is gorgeous, and the cocktails and small bites we had were fantastic. 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of New Orleans Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The opinions and text are all mine. Thank you again to the New Orleans CVB for bringing me on this wonderful adventure in your beautiful city!