Louisiana tourism is fed by hunger. Visitors often plan their trips with dining at the top of the agenda. No mystery there: The state lays claim to some of the most distinctive culinary pleasures in the country.
While New Orleans gets the great share of foodie accolades and recognition, Louisiana offers much more than requisite oysters, gumbo, étouffée, boudin, po’boys and jambalaya. Dining is as magnificently diverse as the state itself, with glorious regional dishes and proud, terroir-driven foodways.