Interested in trying some new traditional American spots in New Orleans? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for traditional American food.
The Kolache Kitchen
4701 Freret St., Freret
The Kolache Kitchen is a bakery and traditional American spot, offering tacos and more.
This is the first location in New Orleans for the Louisiana business — the other two locations are in Baton Rouge. On the savory side, the menu features savory kolaches, empanadas, breakfast tacos and rancheros. For the sweet tooth, there are sweet kolaches, cinnamon rolls, cookies and a sweet roll of the day. (See the full menu here.)
Yelp users are generally positive about The Kolache Kitchen, which currently holds four stars out of 23 reviews on the site.
Yelper miyako i., who reviewed The Kolache Kitchen on Feb. 22, wrote, "I had a nice breakfast experience here... The pastry texture was awesome, fresh, chewy. ... The blackberry filling, you could tell, was housemade from whole blackberries. Overall, it's a nice, clean cafe with great products, fast and fresh, with standout friendly customer service."
Tomas R. noted, "They have a wide variety of food offerings including savory and fruit kolaches, sandwiches, tacos, empanadas and a few other things. ... Kolaches are great for on-the-go meals and they're quite easy to handle."
The Kolache Kitchen is open from 6 a.m.–2 p.m. daily.
3625 Prytania St., Touro
Wakin' Bakin' is a breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot.
On the menu, look for barbecue shrimp and grits, sausage and cheddar on a fresh biscuit, avocado toast and fried egg with cheddar, bacon, tomato and avocado on a croissant. (See the full menu here.)
Wakin' Bakin' currently holds four stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.
Yelper Anne L., who was one of the first users to visit Wakin' Bakin' on Feb. 22, wrote, "This place is so wonderful! I love the atmosphere and the waiting staff is fantastic. The food is delicious with prices that won't make you feel guilty for eating there every weekend."
Thurston S. noted, "The food was delicious, perfectly seasoned and the service was great. The restaurant serves freshly squeezed orange juice and the coffee was eye opening. The atmosphere was relaxed and the decor was trendy."
Wakin' Bakin' is open from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. daily.
Two Chicks Café
920 Gravier St., Central Business District
Two Chicks Café is a breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot.
The menu serves up all-day breakfast, with dishes like the farmhouse omelet with turkey and smoked gouda; the crab cake benedict; savory and sweet crêpes; and barbecue shrimp and grits. The lunch menu offers a crab melt, Thai shrimp po'boy and chicken club sandwich. (See the full menu here.)
Yelp users are excited about Two Chicks Café, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 79 reviews on the site.
Yelper Joy G., who reviewed Two Chicks Café on Dec. 10, wrote, "Cozy — that's the best way to describe this place. It's decorated with bright colors and pillows, with classics like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' playing in the background."
Yelper Jim B. wrote, "Solid spot in New Orleans. Breakfast was outstanding. Very high quality and large portions. Really great service as well."
Two Chicks Café is open from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (It's closed on Tuesday.)
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey
741 State St., West Riverside
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is a cocktail bar and traditional American spot.
On the menu, look for the whiskey-smoked chicken salad sandwich, Louisiana wild shrimp roll, barbecued black Angus beef ribs and sides like cornbread cake biscuits and collard greens. (See the full menu here.)
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey's current rating of 3.5 stars out of 69 reviews on Yelp indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.
Yelper Chris B., who reviewed Picnic Provisions & Whiskey on Feb. 23, wrote, "My hands-down favorite at Picnic is the one hundred percent barbecue beef ribs. For starters, the meat has fantastic marbling. This gives it moisture and loads of flavor."
Munzer Q. noted, "Three New Orleans icons got together to create and open this place. You got to love the story, the preparation and the results. ... I love the inside of this place. The decor is beautiful and I love the music jukebox."
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.