Cookin’ it Up

Lafayette has the Cajun flavors you crave, along with the freshest in Louisiana seafood, and always a little something unexpected. Homegrown chefs are putting an inventive spin on time-honored recipes with the freshest local ingredients. A distinct culinary identity as the heart of Cajun & Creole Country, steeped in tradition, merges with a new generation making it an incredible place to eat. From white tablecloth to white paper napkin, all of it is incredible. But don’t take our word for it.

Best of the Road - Rand McNally - Best Food City
Best Food City
- Rand McNally/USA Today
Southern Living - Tastiest Town 2012
Tastiest Town of the South
- Southern Living
AAA Southern Traveler: Fifth Annual - Best of the South 2014
Best Getaway in the South, Tastiest Town & Best Gumbo in Louisiana
- AAA Southern Traveler
 

If you enjoy a side of history with your meal check out these food tours that offer a look inside the production of some of Acadiana’s staple products like rice, crawfish and hot sauce.

If you’re in the mood to purchase your own food to try your hand at some Cajun & Creole recipes stop by some of our farmer’s markets and be sure to check out our recipe page for classic dishes you can easily prepare. Take your cooking skills a step further and schedule your very own Cajun & Creole cooking class for yourself or the whole family!

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Want to bring the Cajun & Creole culinary experience back home with you or get a taste of the South before you visit us? Check out some of the places that you can order everything from boudin and sausage to turducken’s and crawfish. Take it a step further and schedule your very own Cajun & Creole cooking class for yourself or the whole family!

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