New Orleans residents will be slowly allowed outside their respective homes after Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the lifting of stay-at-home orders after May 15. However, they will be ushered into a new normal where social distancing measures will still be in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat.
One sector that will benefit from this update is the local restaurant industry. Apart from being able to provide pickup/takeout and delivery services, outdoor seating will also be allowed, provided that social distancing is still observed.
The following restaurants featured here were listed among NOLA.Eater.com’s “essential restaurants” as of January 2020. They continue to serve the area with amazing food even while the pandemic rages on via curbside pickup, takeout, or delivery. Let’s see what they have in store and how you can savor their spectacular cuisine:
Blue Oak BBQ
900 N Carrollton Avenue
- Call, order online for pickup or delivery from 11 AM to 9 PM
- Order from Happy Hour menu Tuesdays to Fridays from 3 to 6 PM
Serves barbecue that truly defines what awesome NOLA cooking is all about. Opened only in 2016, it has become an instant favorite among restaurants in the City Park area. Their St. Louis Spare Rib Plate is the ultimate meat lover’s dream.
Stein’s Market & Deli
2207 Magazine Street, Lower Garden District
- Call before pickup Tuesdays to Sundays 9 AM to 5 PM
- Offers catering; call first
Pre-pandemic, this quirky Jewish-Italian restaurant used to get quite packed during lunchtime due to their affordable yet filling sandwiches. Crowd favorites to this day are their corned beef or pastrami sandwiches, as well as the protein-packed Reuben or Rachel.
4128 Magazine Street
- Pickup only, Tuesdays to Sundays 4 to 8 PM
- Accepts orders for pickup starting1 PM
Another relative newcomer along Magazine Street, this restaurant features the strong and bold flavors of Indian cuisine but with a Louisiana twist! Thus, it comes as no surprise that it constantly lands in listings of best restaurants in the state. Give their Goat Masala a try and get their Paneer Cheesecake for dessert.
209 Bourbon Street
- Call before pickup on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM
- Orders can also be placed via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by accomplishing this order request form
- Lunch pickup sked: 12 noon – 2 PM
- Dinner pickup sked: 4 – 7 PM
This classy fine dining restaurant is already an institution, cooking the best New Orleans cuisine for 112 years. The lockdowns due to the pandemic resulted in the creation of their Family Meals To-Go – a complete meal pack that includes salad and dessert, good for four people. To keep things interesting, they change these to-go food items on a daily basis. Visit their website to see these updates.
Bywater American Bistro
2900 Chartres Street
- Dinner set for pickup or delivery from restaurant
- Meal kits also available
If you’re looking for hearty American soul food in NOLA then this restaurant is the place to go. When the pandemic struck, restaurant owner and chef Nina Compton saw to it that her many patrons could still have a taste of their awesome menu favorites by opening pop-ups in various locations on different schedules. Check out their Facebook page to see where Nina will be serving next.
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