The Best of the Big Easy: 14 Great Bites in New Orleans

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[Photographs: Liz Bomze]

When my college friends and I were brainstorming cities for a meet-up weekend, New Orleans was at the top of everyone's list—for the warm weather and the music, of course, but mostly for the food. Naturally, I made a spreadsheet of where to go and what to get, so that no matter where we wandered, we had good options. We didn't come close to checking everything off the list; the city was even more saturated with must-try eats than I'd anticipated. But with just four days in the city we made a good dent, the best of which can be found in the slideshow »

About the author: Liz Bomze lives in Brookline, MA, and works as the Senior Features Editor for Cook's Illustrated Magazine. In her free time, she freelances regularly for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, the Improper Bostonian, and Martha's Vineyard Magazine; practices bread-baking and canning; takes photos; reads; and watches baseball. Top 5 foods: fresh noodles, gravlax, sour cherry pie, burrata, ma po tofu.