Capital Cravings Culinary Trail
With Baton Rouge’s sophisticated city fare plus River Road gems, there’s a treat for every taste.
Loyalties run deep in Baton Rouge and beyond. They cheer for the Louisiana State University Tigers and don purple and gold to declare their allegiance. The morning drink of choice is the hometown brand, Community Coffee. And the rich food traditions are a point of local pride.
Travel along the famous River Road and explore the grand antebellum plantations once home to wealthy planters of sugar cane, a crop that thrived in the fertile soil and is still vital to the state’s economy. Several of the homes offer on-site dining, but other great locally owned choices dot the trail.
Continue following the serpentine Mississippi River to the growing capital city. Baton Rouge boasts a culinary scene of chic fine dining, like Tsunami, and casual college-town classics, like George’s, where the slogan is “You’ll fit right in!” Perhaps more than any other, this trail pays tribute to both Louisiana’s indelible past and its promising future.