There aren’t many better places in the country to spend Easter weekend than New Orleans. NOLA enthusiastically welcomes the spring season with sunrise church services, pure white dresses, and vibrant parades through the French Quarter.

During all this commotion and celebration of new beginnings, you’re going to need to get fed. Happily, this is a town that loves its food almost as much as it loves to party. And what better way to combine the two than with an Easter brunch. 

NOLA is well-known for its Easter brunches, the ideal way to celebrate the sacrifices of Lent by overindulging in some fine food and a few well-earned drinks. With such an abundance of choice though, where should you hang your Easter hat this weekend?

The Best Easter Brunch Spots in New Orleans

True Food Kitchen

The folks at True Food Kitchen are all about creating healthy food from the best of what’s grown in the local area. This weekend the team is whipping up a special Easter brunch menu available for dine-in or delivery.

true food kitchen

Celebrating the best of the early spring produce, the menu stars strawberry quinoa pancakes, a spring garden scramble, and an avocado key lime pie. Wash the whole lot down with a glass or two of the restaurant’s special strawberry smash cocktail, equal parts fruity refreshment and boozy indulgence. 

true food kitchen easter brunch

True Food Kitchen NOLA is also available for private dining events. Get in touch with the friendly team to book your next special occasion dinner.

La Petite Grocery

The century-old frontage of La Petite Grocery will have you thinking you’re in a quaint French village, but there’s a lot more to this place than a pretty old building. At the helm in the kitchen is James Beard winner for Best Chef: South, Justin Devillier. 

la petite grocery

His elegant plates have won the contemporary Louisianan restaurant a loyal fanbase, but those really in the know head straight for the blue crab beignets — light and delicate, they are balanced perfectly with a sharp yet creamy malt vinegar aioli.

Your Easter brunch isn't complete without The Big Red Hammer. It’s more than a bloody Mary, it’s a work of art featuring handmade vodka, and garnishes overflowing out of its generous mason jar: poached shrimp, blue crab, and house-pickled vegetables.

la petite grocery big red hammer

To get the full experience and taste the best of what Chef Justin has to offer, the whole restaurant is available to buyout for parties of up to 100. Visit the event page for more details.


Head to coastal American restaurant Cavan this weekend for the neighborhood favorite’s famous brunch. Take a seat in a cosy booth, or enjoy the Easter sunshine (hopefully) out on the heated (just in case) patio. 

cavan shrimp and grits

The pick of the southern classics on the menu is the shrimp and grits, topped with shell and head-on shrimp. Pair your meal with a glass or two of one of the bar’s signature cocktails – mimosa, bloody Mary, Irish coffee – and you can’t go wrong.

cavan cocktails

Beyond the Easter weekend, Cavan is available for private hire, either for intimate dinners in one of the private dining rooms, or as an entire restaurant buyout. Talk to the team today to organize your next special event.

Blue Oak BBQ

People trek from miles around to get a taste of the smokey BBQ treats at Blue Oak BBQ. Happily, Easter brunch means more of the same because: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But check out their Instagram feed for this weekend’s specials.

blue oak bbq

Expect crowd-pleasing favorites like the sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit, or brisket debris bowl, along with bloody Mary and mimosa buckets. All to be enjoyed liberally in the fresh NOLA air on the large outdoor patio. 

blue oak bbq egg

If you enjoy your Easter brunch at Blue Oak BBQ, you might want to think about booking the space for your next private event. The team also providers catering packages for large groups. Click here to find out more about private bookings.


Topics: Brunch, cocktails, seafood, new orleans, nola, easter, private dining

Written by Sam Sinha

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