Carrollton Ave: Lots of Foodie Fare

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Carrollton Ave is a long, 4-mile thoroughfare of food and fun that extends from Uptown at the Riverbend to Mid-City at Bayou St. John. It’s split into N. Carollton and S. Carrollton by Canal St in the Mid-City area of the street, and both sides offer a wide range of local and international foodie fare. You can find addresses and phone numbers for these restaurants at NOMenu.com.

Beginning in the Riverbend at the far end of S. Carrollton, you’ll find everything from Louisiana Pizza Kitchen and O’Henry’s to Cooter Brown’s Tavern’s selection of oysters and beer to great late-night diner food at Camellia Grill. Farther down you’ll find New Orleans classics at the long-time establishment Ye Olde College Inn.

In terms of more international foods, you’ll find a wealth of options on the S. Carrollton side Uptown. There’s great Thai food at LA Thai, Bangkok Thai and Basil Leaf. Lebanon’s features Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, and Café Granada next door serves up Spanish tapas. Mona’s Café also has great Middle Eastern food. There are several Chinese restaurants, including China Orchid, China Palace, Chinese Kitchen, Dragon King and, the local favorite, Five Happiness. Little Korea boasts great Korean fare, and Little Tokyo Noodle Bar and Mikimoto cover Japanese foods. Jazmine Café also has fantastic Vietnamese food.

Oak St branches off from S. Carrollton and has its own selection of food and drinks for you to try.

On the N. Carrollton side, it is shorter and has fewer restaurants, but its own selection is still boast-worthy. One of the most well-known has to be Angelo Brocato, a classic institution serving up the best in Italian pastries and gelato. You’ll find more Italian food at Venezia just down the road.

In that same area, you’ll find Mexican fare at El Riconsito, Taqueria Guerrerro Mexico and Felipe’s Taqueria, and Chinese food is at Yummy Yummy. Across the street is Thai food at Doson’s Noodle House, stuffed burgers at Ms. Juicy Lucy’s and pizza at Wit’s Inn.

Down the road a bit, Fellini’s Café has great pizza and sandwiches, and across the street is Toups’ Meatery, which has steaks and Cajun food. KJean’s seafood has fantastic boiled shrimp and crawfish.

As you can see, as New Orleans is known for its vast amount of food selections, Carrollton Ave alone has an incredible wealth of options. Also, both ends of Carrollton Ave—from St. Charles Ave to S. Claiborne Ave Uptown and from Canal St to City Park Ave in Mid-City—are on the streetcar lines, and both of these sections have the highest concentrations of these accessible and delicious restaurants.

Next time you’re in the city, hop on a streetcar, and enjoy all that Carrollton Ave has to offer.

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