Louisiana is the one place where you can count on true Cajun and Creole food never straying far away from its roots. This is true southern cooking at its best. Of course, the rich history and culture of New Orleans is legendary, but it is not the only city hosting a great food Scene. Huntsville is poised to become a front-runner. From soul food and barbecue to five-star dining, the ‘rocket city’ offers a diverse foodie environment. It offers a complex blending of cultures that has produced distinctive food traditions. When you come to Louisiana, come hungry.
Best food truck: Cajun Cravin’.
Must haves: Lemon-Yaki Wings! Bayou Fries! Shrimp po-boy!
Best farm-to-table: 1892 East.
Must haves: Apple and brie salad! Fried green tomatoes! Stuffed rainbow trout!
Most cliche, but still worth the visit: Cafe du Monde.
Must haves: The Beignets! Cafe au lait!
Best po-boy (order it ‘dressed’): Parkway.
Must haves: Parkway Gravy Poor Boy! Alligator Smoked Sausage!
Best brunch: Ruby Slipper.
Must haves: Bam Bam Biscuit! Hot Smoked Salmon Benedict! Grilled Fish ‘St. Peter’!
Best gumbo: The Gumbo Shop.
Must haves: Seafood Okra Gumbo! Chicken Andouille Gumbo! Jambalaya! Really, Everything on the Menu!
Most funky: Jacques Imo’s.
Must haves: Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake! Stuffed Catfish! Paneed Rabbit!
Best seafood: Deanie’s Seafood.
Must haves: Crawfish Sampler! Crabmeat Nachos! Blackened Redfish topped with Crawfish Etouffee!