There are plenty of eateries and bars along Magazine Street. We wish we’d been able to try more, but we could only eat and drink so much.
To give you a sampling of various foods, we’ve compiled a list of small dishes and cocktails you can try at several places as you make your food/bar crawl down Magazine.
Note: it’s not really practical to do this crawl only on foot; therefore, we strongly recommend renting a bike to reach the various clusters of eateries. Or, take bus #11 to General Pershing Street to start your crawl working your way to Race Street. Your first stop along the way is:
La Petit Grocery – This restaurant often ranks as one of the top 10 eateries in New Orleans. They offer a uniquely varied menu that’s pricier than other establishments listed here.
For this food crawl, we recommend their delicious Blue Crab Beignets. 4238 Magazine St.
From here it’s a 15-minute walk or an easier 3-minute bike ride to:
Dat Dog – This is not your typical hotdog stand. They offer a premium selection of sausages with unique flavors and toppings.
Here we recommend their secret menu item: the Duck Special with grilled onions topped with bacon, homemade bbq sauce, blackberry sauce, and mustard – It’s really, really good! Wash it down with a cold Louisiana-brewed craft beer on tap. 3336 Magazine St.
Araña Taqueria Y Cantina – A good Mexican-inspired option serving uniquely flavorful dishes and fantastic cocktails.
We suggest ordering several of their tacos, especially the Al Pastor (grilled pork and pineapple, cilantro, and onion)
and the Jalapeño Pineapple Cilantro Margarita. Note: everything we tried here (and we tried a lot) was wonderful!! 3243 Magazine St.
Basin Seafood and Spirits – As the name suggests, the menu is based around seafood dishes.
We suggest trying the crawfish mac-n-cheese
and the Watermelon Margarita. 3222 Magazine St.
Sucré – a chic pastry salon serving a selection of artisanal sweets ranging from handcrafted French macarons, Éclairs, cupcakes, and seasonal Mardi Gras King Cakes. The Éclairs are world ranked, in top 15. Sucré is located at 3025 Magazine St.
From here, it’s a 15-minute walk or 3-minute bike ride to reach:
District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew – Their main menu items are: donuts, sliders, and coffee.
We recommend the Cheeseburger and Fried Chicken Sliders.
For dessert, try a donut. 2209 Magazine St.
To finish off your crawl, consider a 10-minute walk or 2-minute bike ride to have your ‘after dinner’ coffee at Mojo Coffee House located at the corner of Magazine and Race Streets. This is a nice place to chill with a cup of coffee; they serve their own locally roasted brand. 1500 Magazine St.
We rented our bikes for this food & drink crawl from Arts District Bike Rental. They offer a great 24-hour rental rate and personal and friendly service. 1121 Margaret Place.