Does your poodle like po’ boys? Does your bichon beg for beignets? If you like to take your dog with you when you go out to enjoy the bounty of New Orleans food, then check out these dog-friendly restaurants.
If you have caught your dog rolling on her back with that begging look in her eyes, then she may be trying to tell you it is time to take her to Cafe Freret, where both pets and people are taken care of well. Your dog will get to choose between peanut butter dog biscuits and snickerpooches (snickerdoodles for the canine set). All the treats have been approved by veterinarians, so you don't have to worry about your pooch's tummy.
For you, the decision begins with breakfast or lunch. Since Cafe Freret serves breakfast foods like omelets and steak and eggs all day long, you can go that route or order up one of their signature sandwiches like the New Orleans Chicken Bomb. Either way, both you and dog are sure to enjoy your time at this cool cafe.
A visit to this famous outlet is a must if you want a true taste of New Orleans po’ boys. Even the president has eaten here. Parkway Bakery offers 25 different types of po’ boys including a traditional fried oyster and shrimp. Or you can branch out a bit and order a Parkway Surf and Turf. Get a side of homemade turkey and alligator sausage gumbo, wash it all down with Barq’s Root Beer in a glass bottle and you have a classic Crescent City meal sure to satisfy. Your well-behaved dog is welcomed to join you at the outside tables.
When Saturday morning rolls around and only an elegant brunch will do, you don't have to leave your four-legged friend behind. Head over to Cafe Amelie for a genteel weekend meal in the beautiful Princess of Monaco Courtyard and Carriage House in the French Quarter. The brunch menu at this historic place includes sunny-side-up eggs, cochon over cheddar chive biscuits or Amelie French toast with southern pecan sauce. Surrounded by lush greenery and accompanied by the gentle sounds of a fountain, you and your dog will feel more refined just by spending time in this New Orleans oasis.
So don't leave your furry best friend behind when you go out next time. Check out one of these great pet-friendly restaurants and give your dog the gift of time with his favorite person.