picnicking at the Fly in New Orleans (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

Good places to picnic in New Orleans

Lazy summer/fall days call for a picnic with friends, especially at dusk when things cool off a little bit. Plus, this is a budget-friendly form of entertainment.

You can go all out for a picnic, but a poboy or a bucket of chicken are easy options for quick meal with a gorgeous view. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

You can go all out for a picnic, but poboys and chips are good options for quick meal with a gorgeous view. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells, NewinNOLA.com)

We keep a blanket in our trunk so we’re ready to go at a moment’s notice. And no need for a fancy spread if you are picnicking on a whim. A bucket of Popeye’s or a poboy is equally as festive as a basket full of homemade goodies, in our opinion.

GoNOLA offered up suggestions for picnic destinations in New Orleans. Here are some of our favorite places to picnic in the city. Have another suggestion? Tell us in the comments.

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Where to eat in New Orleans 8/19/13

delicious Brussels sprouts at Cochon Butcher (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

delicious Brussels sprouts at Cochon Butcher (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

We continue to explore the restaurant options in New Orleans. Venues this week include:

  • Betsy’s Pancake House
  • Casa Borrega
  • Cochon Butcher
  • Creole Creamery
  • Hollygrove Market & Farm

Check out all our food photos.

Have a place we need to check out? Let us know.

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Where we ate in New Orleans last week 8/12/13

We continue to eat our way through New Orleans. This week’s restaurants include:

grape leaf platter from Mona's on Magazine Street (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

grape leaf platter from Mona’s on Magazine Street (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

  • Apolline
  • Crescent City Pie & Sausage
  • Mona’s Cafe
  • Hansen’s
  • Mikimoto
  • Felipe’s
  • The Superdome
  • Amici
  • Panera Bread

Here are all of our food pix.

Restaurants from the week before:

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Where to eat out in New Orleans 7/29/13

We’re eating our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew.

Liuzza's bbq butter shrimp stuffed in bread (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

Liuzza’s bbq butter shrimp stuffed in bread (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

Venues for the past two weeks:

  • Cafe Degas
  • Midway Pizza
  • Magasin
  • Liuzza’s by the Track
  • St. Joe’s
  • Slice
  • Creole Creamery
  • Hansen’s
  • Juicy Lucy’s
  • Surrey’s
  • Mikimoto

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Our New Orleans food adventures 6/24/13

We’re eating our way through New Orleans. Venues this week included Camellia Grill, Parkway Bakery, Orange Couch and Hollygrove Market & Farm.
  1. We had a veggie-filled week, thanks to Hollygrove Market & Farm (@HGMF). We signed up for the weekly produce box. The box is $30, including tax and the delivery fee.

Our New Orleans food adventures 5/27/13

We keep eating our way through New Orleans. Restaurants this week included Drago’s, Sukho Thai, Cafe Du Monde, Frank’s, Pat O’Brien’s and St. James Cheese Co. Plus we hit up a food truck rally in Broadmoor.
Here’s the Storify post we did about our food adventures this week.
  1. We kicked off the week with a food truck rally in Broadmoor.

Our New Orleans food adventures 5/20/13

New Orleans is a foodie city and we eat out quite a bit. It helps us give good recommendations when our out-of-town visitors ask us where they should eat. Here’s some photo evidence of our culinary adventures this past week or so.
Check out the full post on Storify for the prettier version of the photos.
  1. We tried Bacchanal Wine for the first time. Had a fun #NewinNOLA meet-up and eat-up.
  2. Beautiful night at #bacchanalwine. Enjoying our first experience here. #nola