Greater Lafayette District EatLafayette Restaurants

Since its humble beginnings, Cajun food consisted of simple, country-style dishes, unlike the fancy city food of New Orleans. That’s why all around Acadiana, you’ll find the most extraordinary food in seemingly ordinary places. In the quiet towns of Crowley and Sunset with fewer than 16,000 residents combined, you’ll experience some of the best food you’ve ever tasted. Lafayette’s unassuming western neighbor, Breaux Bridge, was recently named among Southern Living’s top small-town foodie destinations. Traveling along Highway 90/Evangeline Thruway, you’ll discover even more culinary delights. Incredible barbecue from a gas station? Absolutely. Louisiana fare inside an old garage with gators, deer, and peacocks out back? Only in Cajun Country.