Red River Riches Culinary Trail
The variety of cuisines featured along this trail means you’ll be planning your next meal before you even leave the table.
If you think South Louisiana has a monopoly on legendary cuisine, you’re sadly mistaken. Find your way to the Northwest corner of the state, where Southern fare meets Louisiana flair. And there’s a little taste of Texas too.
Start your journey in the twin cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, which straddle the Red River. Here, the casinos draw a crowd, and the setting and resources attract the film industry. While you’re dining out, you may just spy a bona fide celebrity at the next table. Spend time south of Shreveport in Natchitoches. Established in 1714, it’s the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory. Divine meat pies are the city’s other claim to fame. Other stops along the way include Alexandria and Pineville, plus a detour to Zwolle, where tamales rule.
With the rivers and lakes in this pocket of the state, there are many great restaurants with scenic deck seating. Why not grab a table and enjoy the region’s riches?