If you’ve been thinking of visiting of taking a road trip in an RV rental to New Orleans, then one would have to agree that it’s a good idea. New Orleans is one of the most iconic places in the U.S. and it’s bound to be an experience that you won’t soon forget.
Apart from the culture, the fun, and the French Quarter, New Orleans is known for its delectable food. From high-end restaurants to budget eats, there is something for everyone in this Louisiana city.There are some iconic dishes in New Orleans that everyone has heard of, such as the po boys or beignets, but you probably have yet to try alligator, right?
If you’re road tripping the U.S. on a budget, you could be planning ahead to ensure that you get the best deals. Just because you’re cutting back on spending doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on some pretty great meals. To help you plan wisely and be able to try the best food around Louisiana, the following restaurants are places where you can be sure to get good meals for under $20 in New Orleans:
- Diva Dawg: It may not seem like much at first. After all, hot dogs don’t sound like the kind of dish that you would want to get in New Orleans, but you don’t know what you’re talking about until you’ve tasted the hot dogs at Diva Dawg. They aren’t just your regular hot dawgs either. At Diva Dog, you can taste anything from alligator to crawfish on your hot dog. They also have veggie options for the vegans who love a (vegan) hot dog, every now and then. While there may be a lot of calories in these hot dogs, you don’t have to worry about spending too much.
- District: Because it may not always be easy to find the Diva Dawg, you may want to get your fill of comfort food at District. While it has everything from donuts to sweets, the most popular dish has to be the sliders. They won’t cost you more than $20 and they come in all shapes and sizes. You’ll definitely want to stop in for some sliders, or at least a donut.
- Samuel’s Blind Pelican: If you want to fill up on some good oysters and not break bank doing it, you’ll have to visit Samuel’s Blind Pelican for their oyster happy hour. You’ll need to get a drink to accompany your oysters from 4-8 p.m., but Samuel’s also offers 25 cent oysters when it isn’t happy hour. If what you want to eat is oysters, this is the place
- Morning Call: New Orleans is where beignets reign supreme and if you want to start your day off right with a good brew and delectable beignets, go to Morning Call. This inexpensive coffee place will help to ensure that you start your day off right with some of the best beignets in town. Morning Call also has other goodies on the menu and it won’t cost you more than $20 to eat there.
- Hong Kong Market Place: If you want to enjoy some exotic cuisine, head on over to Hong Kong Market Place where you’ll find great deals for delicious dishes. If you love a good banh mi, you’ll adore the super affordable sandwiches found at the stand in HKM. They only cost about 5 dollars each one, so why not try a couple if you’re in the mood for more. It won’t hurt your wallet and your taste buds will be sure to thank you.
- Mister Gregory’s: The French Quarter in New Orleans is well-known for its tasty sandwiches. Stop by Mister Gregory’s for a super affordable and highly delicious baguette with jambon and beurre. Cheap, tasty, and soo worth the big bites of butter you’ll be taking. We’re pretty sure that you can’t find anything like this sandwich, anywhere else in the U.S. Other places may try to mimic it, but no one can make them like they do in New Orleans.
A visit to New Orleans without enjoying the food there is like visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. Some dishes may make your mouth water while others may take a while to get used to, but you can be sure that you won’t regret trying these unique eats, at least once.
If you’re traveling on a budget, the above spots are good places to start for happy hour prices or low-priced bites. You won’t have to worry about breaking bank when you visit these spots, but you can be sure to eat some tasty meals.
As you travel around the country in an RV rental, it’s not a bad idea to try out different foods in the different cities–especially when it comes to visiting Louisiana. Where else will you have a hot-dog with alligator sausage?