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:
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 Goddess – 307 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.
Sylvain – 625 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 & Table – 1113 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.