Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, celebrated the last Tuesday before Lent (this year, on March 1st), calling for parades, seed throwing, communal fun and yes, food . Lots and so many, so much Cajun and Creole inspired food.
Celebrating a vacation outside of New Orleans? Bring a slice (or bowl of) Big Easy to your front door with a range of Mardi Gras-themed offerings from Goldbelly, a website that helps local restaurants deliver their food anywhere in the country. King cake and beignets, jambalaya and gumbo, po’ boys and muffalettas, shrimp and chips, red beans and sausage – there’s one item on the menu to bring you and your guests into the Mardi Gras spirit. As the French Cajun says, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the time goes by so mean!).
Mardi Gras . main course
A New Orleans landmark founded in 1911, Parkway Bakery & Tavern makes for a significant commercial hub. Order this pack that comes in two 2-pound containers of the famous chicken and sausage version made with Louisiana spices, local smoked sausage, and delicious chicken thighs. Serve from four to six.
With wild white shrimp caught in South Louisiana and house-made Creole cream cheese (are you serious?) and Cognac sauce, it’s no wonder that Commander’s Palace dishes used to be. Award-winning James Beard in New Orleans is a staple on the menu. Serving two people, you’ll get 10 shrimp, plus sauce, kebabs, and two garlic loaves for an extra $20. Our advice: Get the bread.
Make dinner stress-free — and oh, delicious — when you order this set for 4, which includes 2 pounds of red beans with smoked pork and sausage, 1 quart cooked rice, 1 pound sausage smoked country sausages, four praline bacon biscuits and even some Mardi Gras nuts. James Beard Award-winning chefs from the restaurant/butcher prepare hot dogs in old-world and in-house style. Let the fun begin!
Nothing says Mardi Gras party like a boiled fish! Order this pack from the Louisiana Crawfish Company of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and receive 10 pounds of large, boiled and seasoned beef fish, enough to serve three to six people. Add some corn and potatoes and get ready for a super fun party.
Those who love to taste and share will be enthralled with this dinner set that serves six to eight guests. From Mother’s Restaurant, an iconic Big Easy diner since 1938, you’ll get 2 pounds each of beef étouffée, seafood gum, and shrimp creole (think Louisiana shrimp poached in Creole sauce. light tomatoes with wine and hot sauce), 3 pounds of cooked rice, 16 ounces of brandy sauce and even a 2-pound bread pan. Yes, please.
Mardi Gras Bread
Operating in the French Quarter since 1906, this New Orleans headquarters started the iconic muffuletta sandwich — and now you can have it delivered right to your door. Each order includes two 10-inch round muffins (enough to serve six to eight people), served on Sicilian sesame bread topped with salami, ham, mortadella, provolone, Swiss, and olive salad marinated.
Exclusive to Goldbelly, this popular po ‘boy version of Parkway Bakery & Tavern (founded in 1911) features fresh Louisiana gulf shrimp sautéed in New Orleans barbecue sauce and served on toasted French bread with extra dipping sauce. Feed four and make two boys po’ shrimp with 24 ounces of shrimp, 16 ounces of shrimp barbecue sauce, a lemon, and two loaves of freshly baked French bread.
They’re probably more of an appetizer than a sandwich, but we were happy to make a meal with these hand-held meat pies from Lasyone’s, a must-visit in Natchitoches, Louisiana. You’ll get 24 cupcakes in three varieties: beef and pork, beef and mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes and asiago serve 12 (two per person) and order fried (but that’s it). make them taste better).
Invented in 1929 during the New Orleans Tram Strike, po’ boys became synonymous with the city. At Parkway Bakery & Tavern, the most popular version consists of roast beef with gravy, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo, all topped with soft French bread. Serving eight servings with this package, you get four sandwiches with 64 ounces of roast beef in gravy, Swiss cheese, lettuce/pickles/mayo, and four loaves of freshly baked French bread.
A landmark of the French Quarter for 200 years, Napoleon House serves up a warm version of the iconic mural. Smash two of the sandwiches (serves four each) at home with this kit that comes with two 10-inch homemade muffins, olive salad, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and Swiss cheese Swiss, pastrami, Genoese sausage and chisesi ham.
Oh, darling! As if a delicious butter, cinnamon, purple, green, and yellow king cake wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate, so the tradition of king or queen title for the day is reserved for someone who finds an infant form. Grilled inside makes this dish even more interesting. candy. Gambino’s Bakery, a favorite with celebrities and locals alike at Big Easy, offers two packages of baking kits, suitable for feeding 15-18 guests. Each set includes a king waffle with optional filling (add our pastry, praline, for an extra $5), fondant frosting, purple, green and yellow sugar for garnish, a little doll in the cake and an official poster of Mardi Gras and a brochure about the history of the dessert.
Mix Louisiana pecans with cane syrup, butter, heavy cream, and vanilla and you get Aunt Sally’s famous pralines. Cooked in a copper pot, hand poured and cooled on a marble slab, the 3-inch-diameter pralines come in a 12-piece box. And for those who feel guilty, remind yourself that they’re gluten-free.
We’re not sure exactly why, but, food is cuter when served in jars. Exhibit A: This decoding king cake from Cady’s Cakes features a cinnamon swirl vanilla cake, chopped pecans, homemade cheese frosting, a sprinkle of Mardi Gras and, of course, a plastic baby. Sent as a gift? For an extra $10, add a personalized handwritten card, tissue paper, and holiday-themed tape. We recommend using Instagramming before learning.
Looking to really impress your guests? Pull a doberge (a traditional New Orleans birthday cake). This 8-by-4-inch beauty features seven layers of waffles, six layers of cream cheese pudding, and a whipped cream cheese frosting, not to mention sprinkling Mardi Gras and a baby on top to make it extra festive. . Serve 16.
Famous for their roast chicken (you know, chicken inside duck inside turkey), the Cajun meat market at Gourmet Butcher Block also serves up the Cajun bread pudding not to be missed. Made with New Orleans French bread, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and whole milk with a vanilla cream sauce, this package includes two pudding mixes, sauce, and baking pan. We will use one pan for breakfast and one pan for dessert, thank you very much.
Raised in Harvey, Louisiana, San Francisco-based Brenda Buenviaje restaurant Brenda’s French Soul Food brings flavors of Creole to California. Take it anywhere with this shipping-ready pack of 12 that includes six pre-fried Granny Smith apples and six Ghiradelli chocolate candies plus powdered sugar and a sugar converter. Make a cup of coffee and thank us later.
Mardi Gras . Soups and Stews
Warm up your body and soul with a bowl of steamed Creole gumbo from legendary restaurant Garden District Commander’s Palace, which has counted Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme and Jamie Shannon among its iconic chefs since its inception. reopened in 1893. Known for its seafood gumbo and garlic bread, the Commander offers this package, serving four to six, consisting of two quarts of gum and two loaves of crisp bread, cheese. If you need an excuse to host a Mardi Gras meal, this is it, for sure.
Start your Mardi Gras meal off right with a mouthwatering bowl of Cochon Butcher chicken and andouille gum (home-made andouille at a New Orleans restaurant/butcher’s shop). You’ll get half a gallon of gum—enough to serve eight people (but we won’t blame you one bit if you choose to double your serving).
Serve a hearty meal of Cajun-Creole stew with this étouffée (choose shrimp or beef for an extra $7) served with rice. Founded in Marice, Louisiana, in 1984, Herbert’s family recipe serves six to eight.
Can’t decide between gum or soup for your Mardi Gras? Get both with this combo pack from Gourmet Butcher Block, a Cajun specialty meat market in Gretna, Louisiana. You’ll get one portion boned chicken with stuffed shrimp, one percent chicken andouille gum, one percent Louisiana shrimp and crabmeat seafood gum, and one-quarter shrimp and corn soup . Now, the big decision: which sample to take first?