Known as the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States, the historic Faubourg Tremé is undoubtedly one of New Orleans’
most culturally influential thoroughfares for dining. Revered as the site where many African slaves successfully obtained, bought, or bargained for their freedom, this 18th century suburb is responsible for stirring up a few of the Big Easy’s finest Creole plates. An easy walk from the famous French Quarter,
Tremé offers both visiting travelers and locals an authentic taste of New Orleans’ past. Here, the best eateries to try around the Tremé neighborhood.
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
In business since 1941, Dooky Chase’s is a restaurant led by legendary chef Leah Chase. Initially a sandwich shop and lottery ticket outlet, this family restaurant features an inventive menu filled with Creole and soul food inside an atmosphere full of local art. The best down-home staples to try at this vibrant joint include: the Double Cut Pork Chop (served over a medley of greens and with sweet potatoes), the Veal Parmesan (cooked with angel hair pasta and Roma tomato sauce), and the delicious Red Fish Orleans (served with eggplant rice). Dooky’s opens from Tuesday through Friday, starting 11 in the morning.
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, 2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA, USA, +1 504 821 060
Willie Mae’s Scotch House
Restaurant, Cajun, $$$