Lunch deals in New Orleans aren’t always easy to find. Here are 5 places you can get fed for $10 or less (before tax):
Lunch Deal #1
Blue Oak BBQ – During happy hour you can get a healthy serving of their BBQ nachos for $5. The full size is $13.25 and so very much to take down by yourself but I assure you it can be done. Pair the much more manageable $5 portion with their rotating daiquiri flavor and you’re set for a pleasant stroll down Carrollton afterward. Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday from 3 pm-6 pm.
Lunch Deal #2
Aglio – Tucked between Company Burger and Blaze Pizza on Girod Street is Aglio. If you haven’t eaten there yet, doing so will change your life for the better. For $9 you can get a mini charcuterie board. The things they pickle and put on those boards; it will keep you coming back. If that doesn’t do it for you, a bowl of their Aglio e Olio and small garden salad could do the trick. If you want to eat like the kings and queens that you are, happy hour is where it’s at. For $10 you can get 2 mojo pork tacos, some creole spiced popcorn, and two High Life ponies. Happy Hour drink specials are from 3 pm-7 pm and happy hour snacks are in-force from 3 pm-9 pm. Go alone, take your friends, there’s no way to lose.
Lunch Deal #3
Mid-City Pizza – Mid-City or Uptown, you can get a slice of pizza and a salad for under $10. I highly suggest a slice of the pizza of the day. Options such as chicken caesar or the vegetarian taco make sure that your pizza is never boring and always delicious. A great way to keep your tastebuds dancing. Slices are available Monday-Friday from 11 am-6 pm. Vegan options are available.
Lunch Deal #4
Backatown Coffee Parlour – Located on Basin and very much open to the public, despite what is going on Hard Rock-wise, this spot has you covered for breakfast and lunch in a really warm and comfortable atmosphere. A cup of soup and a sandwich or salad can be had for right about $10 here. Plenty of cozy seating and windows make this a great spot to people-watch while you eat. Don’t stare, that’s rude.
Lunch Deal #5
Your own dang kitchen – Look, in a city where good, filling food that is made with heart is abundant, it’s really easy and reasonable to get out there and spend money on breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Let this be a reminder that you probably have the ingredients for some of those favorites in your kitchen right now. Perfecting your own recipe of a favorite never hurts. But if it takes you a while to get it right, there are plenty of places in the city that can help your tummy in the meantime without a big hit to your bank account.
Other lunch deals in New Orleans that can found in many corner stores is a good hot plate!
Written by: Emily Richmond
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