Not long ago, there was a scientific study that ranked Louisiana as the nation’s happiest state.
Many reasons likely led to this distinction, but we’re pretty sure our incredible Louisiana cuisine played a role.
Bite into a beignet and see if a smile doesn’t break out.
Louisiana Culinary Trails
Here, we don’t just eat. We dine with gusto. Our foods connect us to our diverse heritage, one that includes French, Spanish, African, and German influences. It is over a meal that we come together in celebration, whether it’s a Mardi Gras gumbo or simply a Friday night crawfish boil.
We’d love for you to join in our fun, so we’ve created eight Culinary Trails that cover the entire state. Use our helpful site to find quintessential Louisiana flavors, such as our famous boudin. With fine dining establishments, mom-and-pop diners, and everything in between, there are stops for every budget. As you explore, you’ll also meet the people behind these great dishes, people like Chris McMillian, one of New Orleans’ best bartenders. And for every trail you’ll find suggestions for culinary experiences to take your trip to a new level.
See All The Trails
The land of stiff drinks, celebrity chefs and locals who lift dining to an art form.
Sophisticated cuisine crafted by chefs showcasing local ingredients, complimented by local craft beer.
Down-home hospitality and good food without pretense in Louisiana’s Cajun prairie.
Baton Rouge’s city fare combines with River Road gems to create a treat for every taste.
Crawfish, boudin, hot sauce — Acadiana has all the makings for a taste-tempting trip.
The bounty of Southwest Louisiana’s coasts and wetlands make this the ultimate trip for seafood lovers.
From soul food to meat pies, the variety of food featured along this trail mean you’ll be planning your next meal before you leave the table.
From savory beginnings to sweet endings, Northeast Louisiana dishes up don’t-miss fare with a Southern focus.
Start Planning Your Trip
In Louisiana, you’re never far from a memorable meal. You’ll find suggestions for meals and tasty experiences to take your trip to a new level. And, while you’re here, enjoy our libations! Have cocktails in the city where they were created or taste some of the most unique craft beers in the country.