THE ULTIMATE NEW ORLEANS BARBECUE GUIDE FOR VISITORS
When people think about New Orleans food, the first thoughts that usually enter their minds are Creole and Cajun cuisines. Nonetheless, the city has a thriving barbecue (BBQ) scene.
New Orleans BBQ has its own style that is heavily influenced by Creole and Cajun seasonings, which give the meat a complex flavor profile. These seasonings often include cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic, and onion powder.
Below are some of the best BBQ joints in New Orleans that visitors should check out.
The Joint is a casual spot in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans and is known for its dry-rubbed ribs that are slow-smoked over wood. They also serve pulled pork, brisket, and sausage and have a great selection of beer and sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and coleslaw.
Frey Smoked Meat Co.
Frey Smoked Meat Co. is located in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans and serves traditional BBQ dishes like brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. Still, they also have some unique items like BBQ salad, various sides, and homemade sauces.
Blue Oak BBQ
Blue Oak BBQ is a casual spot in Mid-City serving up slow-smoked meat like brisket, pork, and chicken, as well as sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, and coleslaw. They also have a great selection of beer and various sauces to complement any meal.
Central City BBQ
Central City BBQ is located just outside the French Quarter and serves traditional BBQ dishes like brisket, pork, and ribs, as well as some unique items like brisket chili cheese fries and pork nachos.
Moe’s BBQ is located in the Garden District and serves traditional BBQ dishes, including smoked chicken, pork, and ribs, as well as fried seafood and a great selection of sides like mac and cheese, cornbread, and potato salad.
Stay at Maison Dupuy
These BBQ joints have a casual atmosphere and are great places to grab a bite with friends and family. One of the best ways to taste the best BBQ in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Maison Dupuy is ideally situated in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at the Maison Dupuy today.