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2024 Eat Fit-Approved Mardi Gras Parade Route Spots

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It’s no secret that Mardi Gras season is filled with nutritional land mines for folks who are watching calories or have specific health concerns. Fortunately, the Ochsner Eat Fit team of registered dietitians has worked with restaurants across the New Orleans area to incorporate nutritious options onto menus, including many along the parade routes.

The following list of Eat Fit-approved restaurants covers parades by route, in New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner. For a full list of parades and routes, check out the 2024 Mardi Gras parade schedule.

Parades in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans

  • PJ’s Coffee, 2222 St. Claude Ave. and 2700 N. Peters St.
  • Dat Dog, 601 Frenchmen St.
  • Buffa’s, 1001 Esplanade Ave.

Parades in the French Quarter, New Orleans

  • Attiki Bar + Grill, 230 Decatur St.
  • Cleo’s Mediterranean Cuisine and Grocery, 940 Canal St.
  • Dat Dog, 601 Frenchmen St.
  • Mambo's, 411 Bourbon St.
  • Oceana Grill, 739 Conti St.
  • Rib Room, 621 St. Louis St. (only available at brunch and breakfast)
  • Wakin' Bakin', 900 Dumaine St.

Parades in Metairie, Louisiana

  • A Tavola, 3413 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
  • Acme Oyster, 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Bobby Hebert's, 4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Bud’s Broiler, 2929 N. Causeway Blvd.
  • Byblos Mediterranean Grill, 1501 Metairie Rd.
  • Chez Pierre, 3208 Clearview Parkway
  • Don's Seafood, 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
  • Fat Boy’s Pizza, 2565 Metairie Rd.
  • Izzo’s Illegal Burrito, 4316 Veterans Blvd.
  • Martin Wine + Spirits, 714 Elmeer Ave.
  • Poke Loa, 701 Metairie Rd.
  • Smoothie King, 1431 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Parades in Mid-City New Orleans

  • Acorn, inside the Louisiana Children's Museum, 15 Henry Thomas Drive
  • Bud's Broiler, 5115 Canal Blvd.
  • Cafe Degas, 3127 Esplanade Ave.
  • Church Alley Café + Grocery, 4201 Canal St.
  • G’s Pizza, 4840 Bienville St.
  • Lamara, 1300 N. Broad St.
  • Smoothie King, 224 N. Carrolton Ave.
  • Wakin' Bakin', 4408 Banks St.

Parades in Kenner

  • Chateau Café, 3501 Chateau Blvd.
  • Reginelli’s Pizzeria, 6287 817 W. Esplanade Ave.
  • Williams Seafood and Po-boy, 4041 Williams Blvd.

Parades in Uptown New Orleans

  • Antidote Juice Bar, 734 Union St.
  • Carmo Cafe, 527 Julia St.
  • Cleo’s Mediterranean Cuisine and Grocery, 940 Canal St.
  • CR Coffee Shop, 3618 Magazine St.
  • Daily Beet, 1000 Girod St. and 3300 Magazine St.
  • Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St.
  • Goodbird, 5041 Freret St.
  • Green Fork and Straw, 1400 Prytania St.
  • Gris Gris, 1800 Magazine St.
  • LemonShark Poke, 2901 Magazine St.
  • Martin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne St.
  • Miss River, in the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Canal St.
  • Picnic Provisions, 741 State St.
  • PJs Coffee and Tea, 622 Canal St. and 5432 Magazine St.
  • Poke Loa, 3341 Magazine St. and 939 Girod St.
  • Reginelli’s Pizzeria, 5961 Magazine St.
  • Saba, 5757 Magazine St.
  • Shake Shoppe, 4537 Freret St.
  • Shawarma On the Go, 3720 Magazine St.
  • Slim Goodies, 3322 Magazine St.
  • Smoothie King, multiple downtown locations
  • Superior Grill, 3636 St. Charles Ave.
  • Tal's Hummus, 4800 Magazine St.
  • Tsunami Sushi, 601 Poydras St.
  • Vintage Garden Kitchen, 201 St. Charles Ave.

Items that fit Eat Fit nutritional criteria are those without white, refined carbohydrates, as well as limited sodium, animal fats and added sugars, with an emphasis on lean proteins, plant-based fats, and ample fresh produce.

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