Sunday, January 30, 2011

Milk Bar

-- restaurant review -- 
ordering window

You're in New Orleans, you're hungry for some lunch...there is nothing better than a trip to Milk Bar (at 1514 Delachaise St in the Touro area). You can hold me to that. I happen to live pretty close to this place and I work about a block or two away but I would frequent it multiple times a week even if I was miles away. Last week I had Milk Bar for lunch three out of five days...it's an obsession. Since I came upon it three months ago my fondness has only grown and never wavered. That's pretty good seeing as I am a harsh critic for restaurants and usually find one or two things I think could be improved. Not at Milk Bar. 
What is so good at Milk Bar? Pretty much everything. I have tried all of their vegetarian sandwiches and thought all were a culinary masterpiece. My carnivorous friends say the chicken, lamb, and other meat sandwiches are to-die for. The ciabatta bread that Milk Bar uses is from La Boulangerie (see an older post below) who has the best bread in probably all of Louisiana. I can only eat half of a sandwich, which means the other half is a great snack later! Every day there is a new soup and the staff post it on Facebook so you can know ahead of time what you might want to order. If you do get the soup let me say that the tomato basil is creamy and delicious and they give you a huge piece of bread with it that you'll never be able to eat in one sitting. The salads are all perfect. I almost never order a salad when I'm out. Mostly because I think they're usually overpriced, don't have fun ingredients, and it's something I can easily make at home. I do order them all the time at Milk Bar.
drink boards on the left and fixings station
My favorite items on the menu:
*The I Dream of Aubergenie (sandwich) with added mozzarella- roasted eggplant, roasted red pepper red onion, kalamata olives, feta, pesto on one side, hummus on the other, and i add mozzarella which they broil into an amazing melty mass. 
*The Maple Pecan & Feta Salad- spring mix, roma tomato, kalamata olives, feta, red onion, sauteed mushrooms, maple pecans, all tossed in a citrus balsamic vinegrette. 
*The Chocthunder from Downunder- a chocolate milkshake...

i dream of aubergenie sandwich

To top it off all orders come with Chupa-Chups. My fav flavor is the chocolate vanilla mix and one of the guys there always lets me get two :)

Milk Bar has about four-six chairs outside (2 small tables) and a bunch more inside. The area is not bit but not small, but it does fill up with lots of students and medical staff around lunch time. If you don't want to wait you can call in your order so it'll be ready when you arrive. The staff here are always really nice. A few weeks ago I went in and wanted to buy some fruit and they gave me oranges picked off of their neighbor's tree! Also, you should know that this is the only place where I can always find small bags of Zapps sour cream and onion chips. Overall, Milk Bar does everything right and would most definitely get 5 stars in my book!

cows are everywhere

2 comments:

  1. Um, wow. Just. Wow. That sandwich sounds absolutely amazing! Everything does. I might come to NOLA specifically to try the food :)

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  2. i'll definitely bring you here for lunch when you visit :)

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