I came across a five-year-old thread on the same topic, but I'm sure prices have changed quite a bit since then. Coming from out-of-state, I've always been blown away at how relatively (in comparison) expensive food is when dining out here in New Orleans. Sure, all cities have expensive places, but it seems hard to find something here for under about $12.95 here, when I used to eat lunch for about 4 bucks at so many different places in Philadelphia (as much as I dislike that city and region of the country). Where can I get a good, dirt-cheap lunch here in New Orleans? I'm talking definitely under ten dollars, and preferably under seven. I'm open to any kind of food.