The Big Easy’s stellar reputation depends on the excellent local music scene, the endless fun that is Mardi Gras, properly made Sazeracs (America's very first cocktail!) and, of course, the iconic New Orleans foods that pepper the city’s uniquely delicious dining scene.
From beignets to crawfish and the gumbo that represents Creole cuisine—the most popular in town—we put together a culinary bucket list that will tickle all your senses. We’re not only telling you what to eat, but suggest which local restaurants serve the very best version of each food.
Just keep one thing in mind: if you get the chance to have a meal (or two, or three, or four…) at the home of a local New Orleanian, take it! There is something about eating homemade jambalaya that will stay with you forever.