This Unique Spin on a Louisiana Cajun Classic is the Reason You Must Take Cajun Food Tours in Lafayette LA
This unique spin on a Louisiana cajun classic is the reason you must take Cajun Food Tours in Lafayette LA. Let me help you take the guess work out of finding the best local restaurants on your next trip to Louisiana. I’ve got an easy way for you to experience Cajun & Creole flavors of Louisiana the smart way. I always try to do a food tour early in my visit to a city when I’m traveling. That way I can determine the best restaurants that offer a bite I truly savor. These restaurants deserve a return visit to enjoy an entire meal. Food tours are a favorite of mine when traveling for many reasons. They are the perfect opportunity to have one on one time with a local . Plus, food tour operators can be a wealth of information about the best food in the area and also history of the city.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to take a food tour, then you are in for an adventure. I highly recommend Cajun Food Tours in Lafayette LA. I would love to share my special food tour journey from my last visit to Lafayette.
Dine On Delicious Provisions With Owner of Cajun Food Tours Marie Ducote
We meet with Marie, the owner of Cajun Food Tours. Her bubbly personality is entertaining and her knowledge of the area is spectacular. Typical Cajun Food Tours feature 5 stops. Each stop allows 30 minutes to experience the unique foods and flavors of Louisiana. You will need to allot 3 hours midday or early afternoon, when planning your tour. Each tour requires a minimum of 10 people. If your group is smaller, contact Marie to merge with others to reach the tour minimum.
Why Should You Take A Cajun Food Bus Tour?
Food tours are a great way to meet other travelers visiting the area. I was surprised to learn many locals also frequent Cajun Food Tours. “Allons manger!” That means “Let’s go Eat” in french.
Johnson’s Boucaniere (1st Stop)
Boucaniere is french for smokehouse and boy are you in for a treat here. Johnson’s Market was started as a grocery store by Wallace Johnson. A few years after the market closed down, Wallace’s daughter Lori opened the Boucaniere to bring back her fathers recipes for boudin, sausage, chicken(only available on Sundays), beef jerky and more. On this stop, we were treated to a delicious pulled pork grilled cheese with Johnson family recipe homemade bbq sauce. Smoked boudin was available as well. The highlight of this stop for me was meeting Lori’s Dad. Wallace Johnson, who still at the age of 91 joins Lori at the Boucaniere daily. He was so kind to give each person on our tour a handmade origami boat. This families desire to produce delicious delights is as evident as their love for each other.
Old Time Grocery (2nd stop)
Don’t let the name distract you. No longer a grocery, this restaurant is a one stop shop for po’ boys. The Murphy family serves upwards of 2000+ sandwiches during lent daily. It’s evident with just one bit why they are named the “Best Po’boys in Lafayette”. On our tour, we savored dressed shrimp po’boys. Langlinais bread is the heavenly vessel that envelops light but crisp breaded gulf shrimp. Then, shrimp are topped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mayo, and ketchup. The bread is toasty… yet soft in an amazing way that is surprising. Each poboy is served with the perfect ratio of toppings and sauce.
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Bread & Circus (3rd Stop)
Bread & Circus takes cajun offerings to a different level. This unique spin on a Louisiana Cajun classic is the reason you must take Cajun Food Tours in Lafayette LA.
Bounut… yes, you read that right.
Take classic boudin and combine it with a traditional beignet. What does that beautiful marriage produce? A bounut! Then drizzle your bounut with cane syrup. Sweet and savory, all in one bite for your dining pleasure. I highly recommend you order a Bloody Mary at this stop. Manny, the owner tops each one with housemate pickled veggies and a chicken skin cracklins.
La Cuisine De Maman (4th Stop)
This Lafayette favorite is located on the Bayou Vermillion at the Acadian Cultural Center. We enjoyed delicious chicken and sausage gumbo. In these parts, you will quickly learn if you put tomatoes in your gumbo, then you are doing it all wrong. Truly delicious! The best tasting gumbo is always cooked the day before you plan to eat it. This method allows the flavors of the gumbo to fully develop! We ended our Cajun food tour with bread pudding. The dessert is a traditional classic in the south. It will surely satisfy any sweet tooth.
Food Tours in Lafayette LA:
Orginal Cajun Taste Tour
Historic Breax Bridge Walking Tour
All Day Cajun Experience
Around the World in Acadiana
Please keep in mind all tours stops are unique with food options that may change. All inclusive tours start at $49.
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