Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, aka Triple D, has been on the road across the United States and beyond for more than 30 seasons. In that time, fans have watched Guy Fieri eat a lot of food in a lot of different spots, and he seems to have loved all of it.
Not surprisingly, New Orleans is a popular food town and Triple D has spent a lot of time there. Fieri has frequented more than a few restaurants in the Big Easy, covering a range of food and genres of eateries. The show has made several interesting recommendations.
The Creole Creamery — Triple D Season 4
It straight up says on the front page of The Creole Creamery’s website to, “Eat ice cream. Be happy.” That’s really good advice and a great way to live life. Well, unless you’re lactose intolerant, in which case eating ice cream will make you anything but happy.
The Creole Creamery is a local chain with three locations around New Orleans and one just outside of the city. They offer classic cones alongside floats, milkshakes, sundaes, malts and more. You can even get an ice cream sampler with four to six mini scoops of different flavors.
Surrey’s Cafe & Juice Bar — Triple D Season 5
If you’re going to New Orleans, you are going to need a great breakfast spot. And Surrey’s Cafe & Juice Bar is an outstanding choice, with two locations on Magazine Street. They’re open Thursday through Monday for breakfast and lunch, so plan accordingly.
A trip through their menu shows a variety of classic New Orleans flavors prepared with a touch of Latin flair. The Crab Meat Omelettes, Shrimp & Grits and Bananas Foster French Toast are all superb choices. If you’ve got a big appetite, you can’t go wrong with the Costa Rican Breakfast.
Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop — Triple D Season 11
If you go to New Orleans without eating a po-boy, then you might not have been in New Orleans. You almost can’t avoid eating one, even if you’re trying to. They are incredible sandwiches to say the least, and come in a huge variety of styles.
Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop is a great place to get a great po-boy, and it has a few locations around the city. They have several po-boy options as well as other New Orleans classics. And for dessert, you have to try the beignet fries which are exactly what they sound like.
Red’s Chinese — Triple D Season 29
When it comes to unique and interesting Triple D joints, Red’s Chinese is definitely a contender for the top ten list. Not only is this some of the most unique food in the city, it’s some of the most unique Chinese food you’ll ever come across.
Their Pork Belly Buns are to die for, if you’ll forgive the appropriate food cliché. The Craw Rangoon is an interesting spin on Crab Rangoon that’s made with locally sourced crawfish. And the Kung Pao Pastrami comes out of left field to blow your mind.
Turkey and the Wolf — Triple D Season 30
If you’re looking for good food served in a space that just screams New Orleans, look no further than Turkey and the Wolf. This is a Triple D spot through and through, which is probably why Fieri and friends ended up there in Season 30.
This is place serves solid sandwiches and bodacious burgers. The Fried Bologna sandwich will change your perspective on the world, as will the Collard Green Melt and the Fried Chicken Skin sandwich. Plus, they have crinkle cut fries, which is always a good idea.