If you’re like us, you probably miss eating out. But because of the rising COVID cases, going out isn’t the safest thing to do at the moment. Thankfully, there are dozens of restaurants in New Orleans that offer delivery and take-out. Some have even started selling meal kits for families to assemble at home! In our latest blog post, we’re reviewing 6 of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans that offer delivery. Check it out now!
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900 N Carrollton St. | City Park | blueoakbbq.com
Located in City Park, Blue Oak BBQ is one of the most popular destinations in New Orleans for fresh and savory BBQ. Blue Oak is open seven days a week from 11am-9pm, so it’s easy to order takeout from the restaurant whenever you are in the mood for a delicious BBQ meal.
Not sure what to get? Blue Oak offers a wide selection of daily specials and BBQ plates. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, we recommend trying their Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich. This loaded sandwich comes with a fried chicken thigh, dill pickle, and tartar sauce. If you don’t think that will fill you up, you can order one of their BBQ plates. Blue Oak offers a “Pick Any Two Meats Combo” and a “Pick Any Three Meats Combo. Happy Hour deals featuring appetizers and house cocktails are also available for your enjoyment.
“This was perfect for my family dinner and I even had some leftovers! One of the best barbecue places in NOLA. I highly recommend trying Blue Oak. The spare ribs were juicy and perfectly tender. The chicken wings were smoked beautifully and the nice sauce on the side gave it a nice touch of flavor. The sides were also very good. Everything was very exquisite and I will definitely be back!” - Yelp Review
2540 Banks St. | Tulane/Gravier | fharmacyrestaurant.com
Fharmacy Bar & Grille is known for its delicious comfort food and spacious outdoor patio. While you can certainly enjoy the restaurant’s award-winning food in its gorgeous outdoor seating area, you can also order delivery if you prefer to stay at home.
On the menu, you can find delicious American dishes such as the Classic All-American Burger, Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich, and Chicken Caesar Wrap. A full drink menu featuring wine, beer, soda, and water is also available for quenching your thirst after a satisfying meal.
“I don't know why it took a pandemic for me to finally try Fharmacy but WOW IT WAS SO GOOD! We ordered the boudin balls, Parmesan garlic wings, and Dr. Tan's Burger. Boudin balls came with a spicy remoulade sauce I ended up dipping everything in. The wings were crispy on the outside without being overdone. Burger was seasoned well and wasn't drenched in oil/ butter. Everything was cooked perfectly.” - Yelp Review
3312 Esplanade Ave. | Bayou St. John | lolasneworleans.com
If you haven’t tried out Lola’s yet, you’re really missing out. Lola’s offers delicious and authentic Spanish food with a fun New Orleans twist. Many of Lola’s dishes have even influenced local Creole cuisine in the city for decades.
On the menu, you can find fresh and savory meals such as Grilled Calamari, Spinach Linguine, and Ruby Red Rainbow Trout. If you managed to save enough room for dessert, we recommend trying the Chuflan or Almond Nougat Ice Cream. All of their desserts are made from scratch by the restaurant’s skilled chefs. Domestic and imported beer, wines, and house made sangria are also available to accompany your meal.
“This is such a cute brunch spot! Service was super quick and friendly and we had the perfect table on the sidewalk and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. I was hesitant to order the Pan Con Tomate because it was not my favorite thing when I was in Barcelona, but it was delicious here! The bread was light, crispy and not soggy! The Angel's Special was a great price for a lot of good! Steak, salad, two eggs and fries!” - Yelp Review
701 Mazant St. | Bywater | alwayssmokin.com
Craving some hearty BBQ platters? Check out The Joint. This popular BBQ restaurant serves some of the best smoked barbecue brisket, pork, chicken, and sausage dishes in the city. Along with their main dishes, The Joint also serves house made coleslaw, beans, and mac and cheese. As for the beverages, The Join offers a full bar menu filled with bottle and draft beers as well as an assortment of sodas. Hungry for dessert? Their pecan, key lime, and peanut butter pies are perfect for finishing your meal on a high note!
“I've gotten takeout here twice since quarantine and have been happy both times. The daiquiris are out of this world delicious too. I've had their ribs, Mac and cheese, beans, and pulled pork. My boyfriend has had the brisket but it was too fatty for him and he did not like it at all. Other than that the service and food are great! Can't wait to dine in one day.” - Yelp Review
1201 South Rampart St. | Central City | centralcitybbq.com
Central City BBQ is another popular destination for savory barbecue platters and refreshing drinks. This bustling restaurant offers all of the barbecue meals you could possibly think of, including Smoked Wings, USDA Prime Brisket Sandwiches, and a Full Rack of Ribs.
Inside, you’ll find a lively and bustling atmosphere perfect for sitting down and enjoying a cold one with friends. During non-COVID times, Central City BBQ is a great destination for hosting birthday parties and other special events. Of course, if you’d prefer to dine at home until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, you can order delivery instead.
“We shared the smoked turkey, smoked chicken wings, and Brussels sprouts. The turkey, Brussels sprouts, and fresh pickles are probably the best I ever had. The turkey was juicy with this amazing peppery outside, the Brussels sprouts were sweet and a little savory, and the pickles were more refreshing than sour. The bartender was so helpful with my husband and made sure he liked what he made him. Definitely adding this to our rotation the next time we're in town.” - Yelp Review
808 Bienville St. | French Quarter | gwfins.com
If you’re in the mood for seafood, we recommend ordering from GW Fins. This upscale seafood restaurant offers a special take out menu for guests who prefer to enjoy their meals from the comfort of their homes. You can find savory seafood dishes such as Wasabi Crusted Albacore, New Bedford Sea Scallops, and Center Cut Filet on its award-winning menu. Eating with the family? GW Fins also offers a special kids menu featuring, fried chicken, shrimp, pasta, and fish.
“We ordered the crispy pork belly appetizer and the royal red shrimp appetizers. Both were phenomenal and so tasty. I ordered the Chicken cracklin' drum. I thought this was a very interesting way to prepare the fish so I ordered it. I was not disappointed. It was crispy and the flavor was vibrant.” - Yelp Review
Where do you plan on ordering delivery from next? Let us know in the comment section below!