When Cajun ancestors emigrated to Louisiana in the 1700s, they brought with them a distinct way of cooking that’s stood the test of time. Rooted in French culinary practices, the Cajuns used the whole animal in their cooking, creating delicious stews and a delicacy known as boudin. You’ll find Cajun cuisine all throughout Louisiana, but Cajun traditions are also celebrated right here in New Orleans.
Sourcing meals from local ingredients, today’s Cajun cuisine has had 300 years of fine-tuning. Boudin, Bourbon and Beer is a fall festival celebrating the best in Cajun cooking with innovative twists on well-known favorites. While this year’s festival is canceled, you can get a taste at one of the restaurants below. From alligator tamales to boudin egg rolls, here are our top picks for Cajun food in New Orleans.