Broussard District EatLafayette Restaurants

Founded in 1884, this neighboring Lafayette town was named after Valsin Broussard, a prominent local merchant and direct descendant of one of the original 200 Acadians to arrive here in 1765. This agricultural town has grown significantly in the past few decades, with many industrial businesses and oil and gas suppliers along Highway 90/Evangeline Thruway. Broussard is also home to Zoosiana and the popular St. Julien Park, a brand-new playground, splash pad and sports complex that plays host to local and traveling youth soccer, softball and baseball teams. After a ball game or a trip to the zoo, Broussard is a great place to grab some Cajun comfort food, from gumbo and po’boys to Southern-style plate lunches.