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WOW Cafe
The Shanghai fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Asian slaw, cilantro, Shanghai Foo's gold sauce and ranch dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Wakin' Bakin'
4408 Banks St., (504) 252-0343;
The Sweet Pig combines grilled ham, Swiss cheese and caramelized onions on house-made sourdough bread and is served with a side of garlic aioli. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530; 1795 Martin Luther King Blvd., Houma, (985) 262-8501; Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 273-1233;
Cajundillas are tortillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Walker's Southern Style BBQ
10828 Hayne Blvd., (504) 241-8227;
The cochon de lait po-boy comes with house dressing and shredded cabbage and is served on French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. Cash only. $$

900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263;
Poke salad includes tuna, avocado, cucumber, squid salad, seaweed salad, smelt roe and ponzu sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069;
Brown butter and sage gnocchi are served with pork belly over sweet potato puree and drizzled with Steen's cane syrup mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant
769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990;
The Smokehouse platter includes slow-smoked chicken, brisket, ribs, smoked sausage, house-made barbecue sauce and tasso-cheddar grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Welty's Deli & Catering
336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223;
A Napa salad includes greens, wine-soaked cranberries, hardwood-smoked bacon, toasted walnuts, apples, blue cheese and sugarcane pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360; www.facebook.comwhodatcoffeecafe
Da Crab Bene features two crab cakes topped with poached eggs and Creole hollandaise on ciabatta and is served with fruit. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Whole Foods Market
300 N. Broad St., (504) 434-3364; 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; 3450 Highway 190, Suite 8, Mandeville, (985) 231-3328; 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119;
Four Seasons pizza is topped with Creminelli calabrese salami, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, mushrooms, three types of cheese and tomato sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Willa Jean
611 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 509-7334;
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp top grilled sourdough bread with melted burrata cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Willie Mae's Scotch House
2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503; Willie Mae's Grocery & Deli, 7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 417-5424;
Willie Mae's is known for its fried chicken. No reservations. St. Ann Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wink's Bakery & Bistro
500 Port of Orleans Place, (504) 309-2481; 1218 Decatur St., (504) 309-2481;
The bakery is known for its buttermilk drops, based on the recipes used at the former McKenzie's bakeries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Wit's Inn
141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600;
Mediterranean pizza is topped with herb sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and Kalamata olives. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Wood Pizza Bistro & Taphouse
404 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 281-4893;
Tutti carne pizza features applewood- smoked bacon, prosciutto, coppa, spicy Italian sausage, mozzarella and tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

World of Beer
300 Julia St., (504) 299-3599;
warehousedistrict A giant Bavarian soft pretzel is served with stone-ground mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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