NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans has always been known for great food, but is it possible to still find meals for under $10?
We set out to find out.
We have ground rules: No chains and it must be under $10 on the menu. However, we may go over $10 with tax and tip included. We always tip.
First, we stopped by Melba's where breakfast plates are dished up hot from the grill. They range from $3.49 - $9.99 and are delicious.
A "Little Man's Breakfast" is $3.49, "Big Man's Breakfast" $6.49, "9th Ward Hungry Man Breakfast" is $9.99 and a "Build Ya Own Omelet" for $8.99.
Melba's locations are located at 3205 Tulane Ave. and 1525 Elysian Fields Ave.
Chubbie's Fried Chicken
5-piece fried chicken (dark), $7.99
4850 Gen. Meyer Ave.
Spicy fried chicken sandwich, $8 1510 S. Carrollton Avenue.
If you're looking for a burger to sink your teeth into try Bub's!
Bub Burger (double), $8.50
4413 Banks St.
If you're in the Gentilly area around lunchtime, you won't want to miss Fiorella's. Half of the stromboli is plenty for one person. The family-owned restaurant started near the French Market before moving to Gentilly. Since 1985, they've dished up Italian favorites and Southern classics.
Stromboli (half) at Fiorella’s, $9.95
5325 Franklin Ave.
Curry bowl at Small Mart, $8
2700 Chartres St.
French Truck Coffee
Quinoa bowl at French Truck Coffee, $9
Big EZ Seafood
Gumbo at Big EZ Seafood, $6.50
1632 Lafayette St., Gretna
Egg Roll House
General’s chicken, half plate with fried rice, at Egg Roll House, $8.60
3507 Veterans Blvd., Metairie
Juan's Flying Burrito
B.R.C. Bowl at Juan’s Flying Burrito, $5.55; or Mojado burrito, $9
The B.R.C. stands for Beans, Rice and Cheese. That's what you'll find in a bowl topped with sour cream and jalapeños. McNulty says it's technically an appetizer, but it's enough to fill you up. If you're looking for a burrito, the Mojado is delicious. Both of these options are vegetarian-friendly.
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