French Quarter Fest is officially here! If you’re starting the music marathon early (the first performances begin at 11 am every day), a proper brunch is key to surviving and thriving. Here are our fave places to fuel up:

Horn’s1940 Dauphine St.

This quaint neighborhood restaurant is nestled in the Marigny and just a short stroll away from the Quarter, perfect for giving yourself a moment to digest before dancing to your favorite acts. For all you crawfish étouffée fiends, they serve it in FIVE delicious dishes, including the Jewish Coonass, Crabby Wife, and Grits & Étoufée!

Top Secret Tip: If there’s a wait, make the most of your time by walking to Buffa’s and ordering one of their killer Bloody Marys to go.]

Green Goddess307 Exchange Place Wednesday through Sunday

When you’re rolling with a krewe of vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and the gluten-free, eating together can be a struggle. Let the Green Goddess be the answer to your prayers with meals that accommodate any diet, from Freekeh Salad to Duck Confit Hash.

Sylvain625 Chartres St. Friday through Sunday

The French Quarter vibes are strong in this charming gastropub built within a 300-year-old structure. Marinate in the ambiance as you prepare to stage hop with a hearty plate of Crispy Pork Shoulder with Coosa Valley Grits and an ice cold beer.

Cane & Table1113 Decatur St. Saturday & Sunday only

What better way to start the party than an “All You Can Drink Brunch” with bottomless craft cocktails? Head to Cane & Table to sip as much as you can, while simultaneously preventing a hangover with a rich bowl of C&T Ya Ka Mein.