Sometimes we pick a restaurant for a craving; sometimes the ambiance sells it, or maybe it’s just nearby. And sometimes life gives us other criteria.

All of these picks are drawn from the 100 spots in the 2019 edition of our New Orleans Dining Guide, which of course are all in that number for their own reasons.

The following 10 lists can be a handy guide for any of your New Orleans food cravings, including the best happy hours spots, cheap eats, places to eat brunch (without the long wait), place to eat with a group (or alone) and much more. 

Click through the story collection slideshow below to view each list.