15 New Orleans restaurants you must eat at before you die

NOLA, the Big Easy, N'awlins: Whatever you call it, there's no doubt that New Orleans is the ultimate destination for all things food, history and culture.

If you've ever had the chance to visit this eclectic spot, then you know exactly what we're talking about.

However, if you haven't been to this magical city, think of it as a melting pot of cultures, each with their own unique music, religion, art and architecture. According to The Data Center, nearly 1.3 million people live in "metro New Orleans". Consequently, it's a mosaic of mixed ethnicities -- and thus, different foods, too!

From Jambalaya to hot dogs, fresh seafood and turtle soup, Creole and authentic French-American cuisine ... New Orleans will make your taste buds dance. It's the perfect destination for the ultimate foodie.

The restaurants we're obsessed with:

There's always something going on in the city year 'round -- like Jazzfest, Mardi Gras and Tales of Cocktails -- but even a random weekend trip to New Orleans isn't a bad idea. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the city is known for its mild seasons (excuse the summer heat and Southern rainstorms) -- so tourists are good to go no matter what month they visit!

So when it comes to planning your next visit down south, make sure to check out these hotspot restaurants above!

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