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The abundance of fantastic food to be found throughout Louisiana can be a little overwhelming for some visitors, particularly if they haven’t sampled our fabulous indigenous cuisine before. How will you decide where to go and what to eat? To help you manage the choices, we suggest using Louisiana's Culinary Trails as guideposts. The Louisiana Office of Tourism and the makers of TABASCO® hot pepper sauce have laid out seven regional “trails” that traverse byways, prairies, marshlands and waterways that are great sources of some of the finest food you’ll ever enjoy. Discover some of the chefs and restaurants who are keeping the tradition of great food alive and thriving in Louisiana.
Broussard is in the heart of Cajun Country, as evidenced by the 14 percent of residents who still speak French. There’s also its claim to original Cajun ancestry: the town’s history dates to circa 1876, when namesake Valsin Broussard, a descendant of one of the first 200 Acadians to move to Louisiana, built his house downtown. The city is today home to at least 15 turn-of-the-century Queen Anne Revival residences, all within blocks of the Broussard house. After you check out downtown Broussard, be sure to stop by the Zoo of Acadiana: Zoosiana as well as Parish Brewing Company, which offers free brewery tours on Saturday afternoons.