Delta Delights - Louisiana Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (9)

Northeast Louisiana is where the Delta meets Louisiana cooking to provide a unique culinary style all it's own. This webisode takes you from Lake Providence ...
Red River Riches - Louisiana Culinary Trails (8)

Follow the tasty Red River Riches Trail from Shreveport through Natchitoches and down to Alexandria. Community gardens, orchards, ethnic cuisine and pies make this a trail you won't want to miss!
Seafood Sensation - Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (7)

Enjoy Louisiana's bounty of fresh seafood along the coast of southwest Louisiana - the Seafood Sensation Trail. Eat fresh crawfish, blue crabs, shrimp, allig...
Louisiana Culinary Trails - Northshore Sampler Trail

Experience a tasty change of pace in St. Tammany Parish - Louisiana's Northshore. Farm to table meets elegant fine dining by some of the area's most talented chefs!
Capital Cravings - Louisiana Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (5)

In this webisode, Chef Besh introduces the Capital Cravings Trail, in and around Baton Rouge. From casual to fine dining, a visit to this trail will leave yo...
Bayou Bounty - Louisiana Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (6)

In this webisode, travel the roads of Acadiana for a taste of authentic Cajun cuisine. From Lafayette to St. Martinville and south to New Iberia and Houma, t...
Prairie Home Cookin' - Louisiana Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (4)

The Prairie Home Cookin' trail embodies Cajun culture and cuisine in and around St. Landry Parish. From smoked meats and boucherie to boudin, cracklins and crawfish, this is one road trip that...
Northshore Sampler - Louisiana Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (3)

Webisode three introduces you to the unique flavors of Louisiana's Northshore, St. Tammany Parish. This region is home to our host, Chef John Besh as well as some of the freshest seafood in the state.
Culinary Trails Taste-umentary (1)

Join Louisiana Chef John Besh as he introduces you to food experiences around the state in our Louisiana Culinary Trails.

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.

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.