Breaking Out of a Restaurant Rut: Kate’s Restaurant Recommendations

Recommendations for the foodie who is ready to stop going to the same two restaurants


Many students often go to Mint or Origami for lunch or dinner with friends. Are people continually going back to these places because they are the best?Or is it because they are easy and they don’t know of many other places? If you’re in this restaurant rut, here is a list of some restaurants – by place and type – worth trying.



Juan’s Flying Burrito – an easy sit-down Mexican restaurant located on the corner of Magazine and Joseph in Slice’s old location

Taceaux Loceaux – newly opened on Magazine and Octavia and a quick spot for a variety of tacos

Costera – a sit-down Spanish restaurant that replaced La Thai on the corner of Prytania and Robert

Sukho Thai – on magazine between Jena and Cadiz, this restaurant has a lot of seating and has a large menu

Pho Bistreaux – if you had the Vietnamese tacos, egg rolls, or iced coffee at the senior snack, this is where they were from – located on the corner of S Carrolton and Oak

Stein’s Market and Deli – on the corner of Magazine and Jackson, stein’s serves great sandwiches

Max Well – a vegetarian quick spot that offers many healthy options, located on the corner of Magazine and Webster


Metairie/ Lakeview

Blue Line – a great easy spot for breakfast and lunch on Metairie Road

Radosta’s – a quick spot for po-boys and sandwiches a few block off of Metairie Road

Equator – Off of Veterans boulevard right near the mall, this is a great spot for Thai food

Mama Thai – if you miss the coconut shrimp from La Thai, they have it – opened on Hammond Highway by the former owners of La Thai

Station 6 – also on Hammond Highway, Station 6 offers a great selection of seafood along with other dishes, such as a fried chicken sandwich

Swegs – a quick spot that offers a lot of healthy dishes located on Veterans Boulevard near the 17th Street Canal,

El Gato Negro – a family Mexican restaurant with a great menu located on Harrison Avenue