Must Eats of New Orleans
Whether you’re in New Orleans for business or pleasure, New Orleans has some of the best food in the world to offer visitors. Just give us a call and we can get you to and from some of the best eats in the country—and can even arrange a Foodie Tour, customized to your taste
Here’s a list of food NOT to miss when you’re in town. Have any to add? Just leave us a comment on our Facebook Page and we’ll add it to our list!
- Gumbo – Louisiana’s gift to stew-lovers everywhere, this dish has as many variations as Baskin Robbins has flavors.
- Jambalaya – When paella came to the French Quarter, it absorbed a whole new set of flavors and ingredients to become this dish.
- Muffuletta – The perfect sandwich for anyone who loves olives and Italian charcuterie.
- Oysters – Louisiana supplies more than a third of America’s oysters, so you’ve probably already tasted one. Get a dozen raw or try one of the many cooked prepartions created here, like Oysters Rockefeller or Oysters Bienville.
- Po-Boy – This local standby sandwich can have fillings that vary from traditional fried seafood to foodie favorite cochon du lait, but it has got to be built on the local style of airy, flaky French bread.
- Crawfish – Call them crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, these tasty, tiny lobsters will give you the opportunity to use the phrase “suck head and pinch tail” in polite company.
- Boudin – Cajun sausage that’s quite delicious, despite being made of little more than spare pig organs and rice.
- Andouille – Smoked spicy pork sausage that gives flavor to many a local dish, but is also fun to eat on its own.
- Beignets – Who doesn’t like fried dough?
- Mrs. Hay’s Stuffed Chicken Wings – this appetizer is a cross between a really good chicken wing and Vietnamese spring roll. It’s unique, fun, and delicious, just like New Orleans.
…and, if you’re here for Mardi Gras, you MUST have a KING CAKE!