Not only does Chalmette offer some of the best neighborhoods, but it also has some of the best restaurants. There are many great places to eat in Orleans Parish, but there are also plenty of other nearby communities that offer delicious and unique options.
Chalmette is located east of New Orleans in the neighboring St. Bernard Parish.
These are some restaurants in Chalmette worth the short trip from New Orleans.
This cozy cafe/restaurant is a 90s vision of 1960s America. Each table is decorated with an astrological sign. The stereo system plays old folk songs unapologetically, and there are posters for Woodstock-era musicians on the walls.
There are many veggie-friendly options, including fried cauliflower which has received rave reviews from picky eaters. Also, you can find healthy dishes such as salmon and tuna bowls filled with generous portions of vegetables and fish.
There are classics such as hamburgers and Cuban sandwiches, as well as “Louisiana cheesecake”, which is made with shrimp and alligator. It comes with toast points or pork rinds, (if you want to keep it keto). You can dine in or outside.
Secret Thai is located across from a pawnshop in a strip mall with an oddly-arranged parking lot. It has won over Thai food lovers from all over New Orleans with its deliciously flavorful dishes.
You can choose from vegetarian options like eggplant basil, various tofu dishes, or Thai curries, rice, and noodle dishes. The portions are almost comically big for such low prices. Fresh shellfish and fish are plentiful in the seafood dishes.
Ghost Gate Pad Thai, one of the house specialties, is deliciously mixed with egg. It also has a subtle peanut flavor that’s not found in other restaurants. When deciding on the spice level of your order, think about how much capsaicin you have. You can eat outside, but there are no tables.
Today’s Ketch Seafood and Restaurant
Today’s Ketch Seafood and Restaurant is a cozy seafood restaurant that offers fresh and boiled shellfish. There are also delicious options like spicy seafood-stuffed crabs, bell peppers, and crawfish Fettuccini. You can also order sides such as jambalaya or creamy macaroni and cheese, or potato salad.
Although it looks similar to every other glass-enclosed seafood restaurant in the area, it is far superior. You can eat at the tables, or order takeout, especially if you’re ordering large quantities of boiled crawfish.
This cozy roadside restaurant serves Mexican-style takeout food such as stuffed burritos, enchiladas, flautas, and much more in a casual setting. It’s no surprise that the restaurant offers a wide range of seafood options, including shrimp, red snapper, and tilapia since it’s located in Southeast Louisiana. You can enjoy indoor or outdoor dining, with a view of Paris Road. There’s also take-out.
Perez Latin Grocery
Secret Thai isn’t the only secret to this neighborhood of shops. Perez Latin Grocery, as its name suggests, is a full-service grocery shop that imports well-priced products from Mexico, Honduras, and other Latin American countries.
The business also has a barbershop and a liquor shop. The best part about the store is that you can find deliciously seasoned prepared chicken, beef, and pork at the restaurant counter. you can also pick up items such as tacos, tortas, and pupusas While you wait.
Do some grocery shopping and then pick up your food at one of the few tables in the store.
Rocky and Carlo’s Bar & Restaurant
The long-standing and highly-respected Italian restaurant is located just around the Chalmette Courthouse. It serves po-boys, steak, and chicken dinners as well as delicious red gravy-style entrees such as lasagna, spaghetti, and meatballs.
Side dishes such as baked macaroni and cheese and fried eggplant sticks are also popular at this restaurant. Rocky and Carlo’s meals are large enough to feed two people, so you can expect plenty of leftovers, whether you order take-out or dine-in.
Like many diners, the Parish Diner raises the question, if whether you prefer an all-day breakfast or a lunch or dinner plate. Both options are great: the punnily named, densely stuffed omelets such as the Sheik Of Arabi or the Big Cheesy eat up an entire plate. The pancakes and Belgian waffles, which come with various toppings, are inexpensive and delicious.
Boudin can be served as a side dish with breakfast sausage for a Louisiana twist. Sandwiches and platters are available with chicken parm, fried catfish, po-boys as well as deli-style options. You can choose to eat at the counter or in a traditional diner booth, or you can order to go.
Stella Maris Cafe & Grocery
This delicious Middle Eastern restaurant, which also has a grocery store that sells hard-to-find products, may actually be in Arabi, and not in Chalmette. It’s located just blocks from Chalmette Walmart and is a great place to find items such as a shishkabob, chicken shawarma, and delicious hummus plates.
The appetizers are excellent, including the baba Ganuj and fried eggplant with Turkish dressing. You can also get knafeh (a dessert made with phyllo dough and cheese) at this location. You can dine indoors or outdoors, and also order takeout.
Whether you are interested in buying property in Chalmette or just visiting, it is the perfect place to dine after visiting New Orleans. The city has cuisine for every palette and combines quick eats with fine dining, and offers delicious and unique options.