New Orleans – Food

I’d like to continue New Orleans Week here on my blog with a subject that is very close to my heart: food. New eating experiences are one of my favorite aspects of travel, so I was particularly excited about sampling the world famous cuisine of the Crescent City. The food of Louisiana is a blend of French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, and even Chinese traditions, creating food and flavors that are truly unique. The choices for classic Louisiana dishes are near limitless in New Orleans, and I tried to sample as many as possible. To catalog some of the delicacies I experienced: gumbo, jambalaya, cracklings, red beans and rice, and Gulf oysters on the half shell ($1 a piece and the largest I’ve ever had), along with everything you see pictured below. Needless to say, we did not go hungry during our stay.

First meal in New Orleans at Ignatius Eatery

Shrimp Po’ Boy

Catfish Po’ Boy

Central Grocery – An old-fashioned Italian-American grocery store

Home of the Original Muffuletta

Café du Monde

This 24 hour coffee shop is famous for its chicory blended coffee and French-style beignets

An obligatory Hurricane

Slim Goodies Diner – an amazing breakfast spot in the Garden District

Crawfish Etouffee

Guatemalan Slammer

French Quarter Signs

Elizabeth’s Restaurant

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