November is a month made for eating. After all, the biggest food holiday of the year happens this month–you gotta get yourself in the mindset now. And while the end of the month might be turkey time, we've got other meals on the brain for the first half of the month. 

First of all, we’re beyond excited to welcome back a few of our old favorites, including Maypop, Otra Vez, and Emeril’s (see more new restaurants here). 

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Emeril’s

And between Emeril’s (hello, banana cream pie) and Thanksgiving, we’ve got pie on the brain. A few of our favorites include the hand pies at Windowsill Pies, the Salty Malty at G.W. Fins, and the pecan pie at Brigtsen’s. For more pie intel, check out our Pie Guide to New Orleans

Speaking of Brigtsen’s, the classic neighborhood spot was one of two New Orleans mentions on The New York Times 50 Best Restaurants List for 2021. The other one that you absolutely must try out? Chef Ana Castro’s exquisite tasting menu at Lengua Madre. Get the cocktail pairings–you won’t be sad. 

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Lengua Madre

Or maybe the change in weather has you craving gumbo, in which case, Neyow's is one of our top spots. Newer to the gumbo game? Kin, which used to be our go-to for ramen. Now they’re serving up fried chicken and spicy gumbo. Finally, we also love grabbing a bowl of gumbo over at Chef Eric Cook’s lower Magazine Street eatery, Gris-Gris

Where to Eat in NOLA in November

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Where to Eat in NOLA in November