Every place in this world is unique in its own way. There are no second thoughts on the fact that the uniqueness of the place is what draws people towards it. The uniqueness of any place cannot be confined to a single aspect. It can be considered in various angles.

The one common category that is different in almost every place in the world is the cuisine and the food they offer. To experiment and to have a new experience with food is one of the most exciting activities that you can indulge yourself during travel. A vacation or travel might have a lot of agendas, but it is mandatory that you allocate time to try out the local cuisine. Here some of the must-try food at Lafayette.


You must have heard that people havedifferent perspectives when it comes to thoughts. Well, when it comes toCrawfish people have different ways of naming it. Some of the commonly usednames are crayfish, crawdads, and mudmugs. Crawfishes are crustaceans that arefound in large numbers in swamps and marshlands of southern Louisiana. Eventhough they are very common in the area, their peak season is during the monthsfrom December to June. During this time of the year, you will literally beflabbergasted by the number of restaurants that serve this lip-smacking dish.

craw fish


Boudin is one of the household names in the local cuisine. It is a savory dish that is the fusion of rice, pork, onions, and bell peppers. In most of the cases it is served in the shape of a sausage. It is ok to relish every moment and devour every bite of it, but make sure that you eat it when it is hot. A boudin can present itself in various avatars like golden fried balls or the patty for the burger. The best time in the year to treat your taste buds with boudin is during the month of October when Lafayette’s Boudin Cook-Off takes place.

Lafayette Plate Lunch

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Lafayette Plate Lunch is a wholesome dishthat can fill your tummy and your heart. It is generally served with tenderrabbit meat with rice that offers a good local flavor. There are very fewrestaurants that serve them with short ribs. The perfect combination of meat,rice, vegetables, pepper gravy, and bread makes it a dish that you cannotafford to miss. One of the important facts about this dish is that it has a hundredyears of history to it. It was created for the working class to provide themwith the essential nutrients.



Gumbo is one dish that has a lot of versions. The dish changes according to the cook and the ingredients that he or she uses. So probably jump from one restaurant to another you will end up having different versions of Gumbo. The best part of Gumbo is that it doesn’t matter what ingredient that they use, it always ends up being delicious. The cooks use crab, oysters, shrimp, chicken, sausage, and tomato or tomato soup. The redolence is absolutely captivating, and there is no person who wouldn’t fall for it.