Best Cheap Eats Cheap and cheerful eats for when you want delicious food on a budget.
Whether you’re a NOLA local or just passing through, The Original Italian Pie is the answer to “What do you want for dinner tonight?” Their fresh pies, calzones, and salads are made-to-order, and they even offer King Cake if you are in the mood for a French treat. Best of all, they’re known for wrapping up your drink so it stays ice cold while it heads to your front door.
Po boy’s, fried chicken sandwiches, loaded nachos and every other Southern classic you can name are staples at Down the Hatch. But what sets them apart is the Louisiana flare they add to all their dishes (the alligator po boy is next level). Go ahead and order from the gem of the Lower Garden District.
Late hours make this a standard post-Bourbon Street delivery hub, offering enormous portions for a fraction of the price. Traveling with some hungry plant-based friends? Red Star will happily sub tofu for meat in most dishes, and their veggie fried rice is so decadent, it’ll please even the pickiest of meat-eaters.
The perfect sandwich… does exist? That’s Liberty’s goal and certainly the opinion of many locals who swear by this place. No matter what you order, the combo of cheese, meat, and bread is a mouthwatering delight. But we highly recommend the Cheez Whiz Cheesesteak (pro tip: order the full size so you have leftovers in the morning). You can thank us later!
Comfort Food For The Soul Cozy favorites for when you need a hug in the form of a meal.
When you’re in the mood for Mediterranean comfort food served up hot, Mona’s is off the charts. Savory shawarma, creamy hummus, and comforting Lebanese tea are great options for rainy nights in when Netflix and the couch are calling your name.
NOLA might not be known for its Mexican fare, but Felipe’s still does it right. When those late-night desires hit, order from Felipe’s for made-from-scratch dishes including burritos, tacos, bowls, and nachos. Their dishes are endlessly customizable, meaning you can stack your nachos a mile high (plus plenty of vegan-friendly options too).
Slim Goodies will have you feeling satisfied when you are finished chowing down on their rich brunch options. Locals and foodie tourists alike have this place on their list of “must-try” spots for a reason. Order in for a brunch experience in your own home with guaranteed quality food delivered as you enjoy a lazy Sunday morning.
Study Session Snacks Treats for when you need something to reward yourself with while you’re up late cramming (again).
Any night is a great night for pizza, especially when it’s pouring and your fridge is looking rather bare. Yes, it’s officially time to get started on the homework you procrastinated until the last minute, but the good news is we’ll bring your dinner straight to you. When your piping hot pie arrives, you’ll begin to understand why this place is a local legend.
Channel your inner Lizzo with fresh-squeezed juices made-to-order, guaranteed to get you hooked. But they do more than juice—get your lunch on with satisfying salads, sandwiches and acai bowls that will get you ready to take on whatever your day throws at you.
Believe the hype behind this frozen yogurt shop. The wide array of flavors are here to satisfy any craving and their non-dairy and vegan options can get it. Postmate it straight to the dorms and let this sweet, ice-cold treat power you through any late-night cramming session.