If you’re spending a whole day at the convention center, chances are you’ll need to get out and grab a bite to eat. There are a ton of great options all around the center that can satisfy any mood. Stop by Cochon Butcher or St James Cheese Company for a sandwich or Sofia NOLA for a pizza. Can’t decide what you’re in the mood for? Head over to Auction House Market where you’ll have several different food stalls to choose from.

Here are some of our favorite spots, all within walking distance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

At Cochon, Chef Donald Link has reconnected with his culinary roots serving the traditional Cajun Southern dishes he grew up with. Chef Link and chef/co-owner Stephen Stryjewski are working with locally sourced pork, fresh produce and seafood, focusing on traditional methods, creating authentic flavors of Cajun Country.
Established in 2009 in the New Orleans Warehouse District, Butcher is a butcher shop, a sandwich counter and a wine bar located next door to Cochon. Chefs Donald Link & Stephen Stryjewski offer small plates, daily lunch specials and dinner entrees. Inspired by old-world meat markets, Butcher specializes in housemade meats, terrines and sausages. The fresh cuts are handpicked and the ready-to-cook items are available daily. Butcher offers an array of housemade pickles, jellies, jams and sauces, as well as a carefully curated collection of handmade knives, cutting boards and branded merchandise. Butcher’s charcuterie, sausage or cheese platters, and sandwich trays are available for catering needs. Chefs include Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski.
Peche Seafood Grill in New Orleans' Warehouse District serves simply prepared coastal seafood with a unique, modern approach to Old World cooking methods. Featuring rustic dishes and a raw bar showcasing Gulf seafood. Chefs include Donald Link and Ryan Prewitt.
A sleekly designed food hall with nine unique vendors, a craft cocktail bar, and beautiful private event space in the Warehouse District. Featuring: oyster bar, Indian, poke, sushi, empanadas, juice/smoothie bar, gourmet deli, Thai.
A nationally-certified sustainable tropical restaurant and bar committed to providing pescatarians, vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike with naturally flavorful, healthy food featuring the best local ingredients in a friendly, casual environment.
The American Sector in The National World War II Museum puts a sassy new spin on the most popular staples of American cuisine. Favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, milkshakes and more. Generous portions, vintage cocktails and décor combining the best of old and new makes the American Sector the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, snacks and spirits.
A fun and funky high energy Italian restaurant in the heart of the New Orleans' Warehouse District. Our family style approach reflects our view that dining is communal, and food is meant to be shared.
The first restaurant to popularize dining and dancing - Cajun style. Must be experienced to be believed. The best authentic Cajun cuisine and live Cajun music nightly. Perfect for private parties.
Located in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), Two Chicks Café offers breakfast, lunch and a full juice bar. Enjoy freshly squeezed juices and smoothies for an on-the-go meal, or sit down and enjoy their wide range of all-day breakfast and midday lunch specials. They serve traditional, Cajun and vegetarian-friendly breakfast bites.
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The newest addition to the Link Restaurant Group and offers rustic Italian cuisine rooted in Louisiana tradition and technique. The menu features daily antipasti, locally farmed produce, Gulf seafood and house made pastas.
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Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril’s newest concept in New Orleans. Meril showcases some of Lagasse's favorite dishes offering a diverse menu complete with craft cocktails and a varied wine selection.
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Nestled in a renovated warehouse in the Warehouse District, Chef Emeril Lagasse's flagship restaurant continues to break culinary boundaries with its unique blend of "new New Orleans" cuisine. Xplorit Virtual Tour Discover Emeril's New Orleans with one of the most comprehensive, completely immersive and interactive virtual experiences in the world.