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Campechana - Spicy Seafood Cocktail - Rosedale
Campechana - Spicy Seafood Cocktail - Rosedale
Fried Shrimp Creole - Galliano Restaurant - Warehouse District
Fried Shrimp Creole - Galliano Restaurant - Warehouse District

New Orleans Cuisine

We are devoted to good eating and we love to share

Our cuisine is built on a tradition that stretches from Paris to Port au Prince and from Cadiz to the Congo. It’s one of the reasons we live here and why you come to visit. Every day, the city’s more than 1,000 eateries ready themselves to welcome their guests with a gusto. They spoon the gumbo, blacken the redfish, smoke the pork and plate the dishes with a respect for the old flavors and a warm welcome to new trends.

Here, you can peruse where to dine outdoors, learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and find the best spots to eat with kids that adults can appreciate as well. You can dine healthy, eat fried seafood, devour po-boys and find out where they get their name. Hungry after the show? There are late night cafes and bars that will feed your body as well as your soul. Take a class at one of the city’s cooking schools, explore ethnic cuisine at Vietnamese pho houses and Salvadoran pupuserias. Looking for vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free options? Yes, yes, and yes. The New Orleans dining scene is a brilliant reflection of the city’s diverse history, culture and neighborhoods.

"I can't remember enjoying eating anywhere in the USA as much as in New Orleans"
"The Most Fun City In All Of America, According To Travel Expert Rick Steves",  
Best Food Destination in the United States
New Orleans named Best Food Destination in the US in the 2024 Travelers' Choice Awards,  TripAdvisor ,...
#2 on Top 10 U.S. Cities List
New Orleans is #2 on the Top 10 U.S. Cities list, Travel + Leisure , August 2022
New Orleans Food
  • Po-Boys

    Do you want that dressed? Po-boys are stuffed and slathered with sauce and served between two slices of french bread. The bread is the most important part!

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    Locals would argue that gumbo is almost its own food group. Learn what's in New Orleans gumbo, where to get it, and recipes for how to make it.

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New Orleans Cuisine Insider
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Discover New Orleans' world-famous restaurants, chefs & cuisines through this weekly video series.
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  • New Orleans shares its passion for food and drink with a series of festivals where anyone can sample, sip or savor the city’s best-tasting offerings throughout the year. Po-boys, Creole...
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