When you’re ready to move past poboys and have had enough muffalettas, Kebab is the doner-slinging sandwich spot to visit. Located in the Marigny on St. Claude, the Mediterranean-inspired space is half-restaurant and half-art venue, with a monthly rotating selection of sculpture, painting and sketches all loosely curated around a theme. The restaurant’s lineup of sandwiches, salads and soups are all delectable and understated, using fresh, local ingredients in a way that’s inspired a cult following. The masses mainly worship at the altar of the doner itself, which upgrades the European street food favorite with spit-roasted chicken thighs stacked with zippy pickles and generous dousings of pungent house-made mustard and aioli.
Know Before You Go: The young coconut is one of the simplest and most satisfying drinks in the city. Pick out your own coconut, watch the staff crack it open for you in a most dramatic fashion, add rum, then sip to your heart’s content. Tiny drink umbrella included.