New Orleans, LA: Find New Orleans food trucks on Mardi Gras parade route

By Todd A. Price  |  The Times-Picayune

The Diva Dawg food truck parked on Common Street on Thursday, November 6, 2014. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)
The Diva Dawg food truck parked on Common Street on Thursday,
November 6, 2014. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)

Put down that corndog, you’re in New Orleans. Eat local. As the number of food trucks in New Orleans has grown, the eats along Mardi Gras parade routes have gotten better and more interesting.

During Carnival, food trucks are prohibited from parking near the parade route without a special permit. Any truck that wants to feed the parade crowd must enter a lottery for an official spot.

Here are the local food trucks you’ll find on the Uptown parade route. Trucks can also set up on private property. If you discover a truck selling from private spot near the parade route, let us know and we’ll update the map.

AJ’S JAZZY GRILL
What: Classic New Orleans cooking
Sample items: Fried shrimp, Lundi Gras fish plate, chicken and sausage gumbo
Where: St. Andrew Street (downtown and riverside) off St. Charles Avenue

COCOA AND CREAM
What: New Orleans-style party food
Sample items: Boudin, shrimp po-boy and shrimp and grits
Where: St. Joseph Street (uptown and lakeside) off St. Charles Avenue

CRESCENT CITY EATS
What: A taste of New Orleans
Sample items: Red beans and rice, Po-boys and jambalaya
Where: On Julia Street (downtown and lakeside) off St. Charles Avenue

DIVA DAWG
What: Hot dogs with flair
Sample items: Red bean chili “dawg,” Creole veggie chili “dawg” and étouffée fries
Where: Poydras Street (downtown and riverside) off St. Charles Avenue

The Food Drunk Truck serves up burgers and more to hungry  Red Dress Run participants before Dirty Linen Night on  Royal Street in the French Quarter Saturday,  Aug. 9, 2014.  (Photo by Dinah Rogers, NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune)

FOOD DRUNK
What: Inebriated eats from the creators of the infamous king cake burger
Sample items: Mac and cheese with crab and crawfish, duck fat fries and a four cheese burger
Where: On Girod Street (downtown and lakeside) off St. Charles Avenue

NOLA-Frencheeze

FRENCHEEZE
What: Gourmet grilled cheese and other sandwiches
Sample items: Goat cheese, grape jelly and bacon sandwich, slider with hoisin and Sriracha mayo
Where: St. Mary Street (uptown and lakeside) off St. Charles Avenue

GRILLING SHILLING
What: Barbecue and burgers
Sample items: Pulled pork, salmon burgers and collard greens
Where: St. Mary Street (downtown and riverside) off St. Charles Avenue

NOLA-LaCocinita

LA COCINITA
What: Traditional Mexican and Southern American
Sample items: Tacos, areas and quesadillas with homemade salsas
Where: General Taylor Street (uptown and riverside) off St. Charles Avenue

MS. BEASLEY’S
What: Healthy, vegetarian fare with a truck provided by Ellen DeGeneres
Sample items: Salad, vegetarian quesadillas and vegetarian red beans with brown rice
Where: Julia Street (uptown and riverside) off St. Charles Avenue

NOLA-Thai-D-Jing

THAI D-JING
What: Traditional Thai cooking
Sample items: Pad Thai, green curry and spring rolls
Where: St. Joseph Street (downtown and riverside) off St. Charles Avenue

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