In Lafayette, LA, we’ve always known we have the best food and now we have the title to prove it. Lafayette, LA has been named the Best Food City in the USA in the Rand McNally/USA TODAY Best of the Road® Rally.
How did this come about? Over 20,000 people nominated more than 600 towns from across the country in five categories. Lafayette, LA was selected as a finalist in the “Best for Food” category and was judged against five other towns.
The Best for Food judges, Bonnie and Jim Parr (aka The Fun Finders), visited Lafayette, LA on their cross-country adventure. During the visit, the Parrs sampled the food at a variety of restaurants from down-home diners to Lafayette, LA’s finest upscale eateries. One of the keys to success was to have the judges escorted by one of Lafayette, LA's preeminent chefs, Patrick Mould, who has a food, music and lifestyle show called "Cooking Up a Good Life." Chef Mould made the connection between local traditions and food and helped the Parrs see that good Cajun cooking is flavorful, not just spicy.
To see for yourself why Lafayette, LA is the Best Food Town, follow the Fun Finders itinerary. But don't forget to try some of our other great eateries while you're here to see why Lafayette, LA is the Best Food Town in the USA!