10 Female-Owned Restaurants To Support In New Orleans

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10 Female-Owned Restaurants To Support In New Orleans

New Orleans is home to so many incredible female-owned restaurants.

The culinary landscape in New Orleans goes beyond the Southern table staples like crawfish or gumbo. Thanks to the bold female chefs and business owners calling the city home, there’s so much innovation, creativity, and delicious menus. There’s also something for everyone with an incredible mix of cuisines on offer.

New Orleans cuisine would be nothing without the females who’ve shaped the flavors of the city. In honor of this, we’ve curated this list of female-owned businesses. We’re planning on continuously extending this list so send us your recommendations.

Here’s 10 female-owned restaurants to support in New Orleans:

1. Dooky Chase’s Restaurant  

Where: Tremé

Also making it on our list of delicious Black-owned restaurants in NOLA, Dooky’s offers authentic soul food guaranteed to warm your heart. Their menu is true to New Orleans and its delicious cuisine. The chicken sandwiches are next level, but the gumbo is the star of the show.

2. Tsunami Sushi

Where: Downtown

An excellent choice for downtown dining, Tsunami offers a tasty menu of sushi to suit everyone’s tastes. They have an excellent happy hour that your wallet will love, and you can’t leave this place without trying one of their cocktails. We recommend one of their dessert cocktails for a sweet treat to end your meal.

3. Casa Borrega

Where: Faubourg Lafayette

For incredible street food and specialties from Mexico City in New Orleans, head to Casa Borrega! Their kitschy and quirky aesthetic is both gorgeous and charming. They even have an incredible patio to enjoy your tacos al fresco.

4. Molly’s Rise And Shine

Where: Garden District

Start your day right at Molly’s Rise and Shine. This breakfast joint favorite is loved by its visitors. We recommend trying their Spicy Fried Chicken Honey Butter Biscuit, for a fiery breakfast to start your day.

5. Dian Xin

Where: French Quarter


This place may be small, but it packs a mighty punch. A Chinese that’ll make your wallet very happy, Dian Xin serves up generous portions at great prices. Not only great if you’re on a budget, but also incredible if you’re vegetarian or vegan. You have to try their delicious dumplings!

6. Backatown Coffee

Great spot to grab coffee or lunch with friends, Backadown Coffee will give you a perfect cup of coffee A highlight from extensive brunch menu are the bagels. It’s smoked salmon and cream cheese, or nothing!

7. Three Muses

Where: Frenchman

Nothing beats a night of jazz in New Orleans. Check out Three Muses for an integrate menu of Mediterranean staples, with an Asian twist. You have to stop by on one of their jazz nights to enjoy the music that put the city on the map.

8. Compère Lapin

Where: Warehouse District

A sophisticated eatery serving up Caribbean and European takes on NOLA classics. You’ve got to try Compère Lapin for an authentically unique experience. Make sure you order a desert – there really isn’t any shame when they look THAT good.

9. Coquette

Where: 11th Ward

A trendy date night hotspot, Coquette serves locally sourced New American fare alongside craft cocktails. Try their Duck Pâté, served with chestnuts, new potatoes and green shallots.

10. NOLA Vegan


With a top-notch selection of vegan dishes, NOLA Vegan envision a world where people think critically about their food choices, where growing numbers of people are inspired to make healthier and greener choices.

Featured Image: Casa Borrega via Instagram

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