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Foodie Destinations in Louisiana

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If the first thing you look for when you hit a new town or city is where the locals eat, you’re probably from Louisiana. We have so many unique culinary destinations that even if you live here, it’s always fun to find new places to eat and drink.

Our wonderful tourism department, Louisiana Travel, has a list of 25 destinations for foodies to travel to in Louisiana. Some of these I’ve tried, and others are just waiting for me to show up! Not only do these look like fun for locals, but are perfect if you’re trying to show off to your out of town guests. And what I love, is that they are not necessarily restaurants, but places where local food and drink is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!


  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Avery Island – Tabasco Country Store and Plant
  • Louisiana Culinary Trails
  • Cajun Food Tours – Lafayette
  • CORK Wine Festival – Shreveport
  • Louisiana Farmers Markets – all over the state
  • New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
  • Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail
  • Buck & Johnny’s  – Breaux Bridge
  • Brewery Tours, Louisiana Brewery Trail
  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum – New Orleans
  • Landry Vineyards – West Monroe
  • Fishing Charters on the Gulf
  • Kayak or Bike up to the Dock for a Bite on the North Shore- Covington, Mandeville
  • Chef Guided Culinary Tours with Patrick Mould – Lafayette
  • Louisiana Culinary Institute – Baton Rouge
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Mardi Gras in Eunice – a small town delight, with a ton of flavorful options
  • Culinary Bike Tours – New Orleans
  • Crawfish Festivals – Breaux Bridge, Shreveport, Lake Charles
  • Crawfish Farm Tours
  • Herby K and their world famous Shrimp Buster Sandwich – Shreveport
  • Sugar Baron’s Feast at Houmas House Plantation – Darrow
  • Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail
  • Gumbo Festivals and Cook Offs – everywhere!

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