10 Must Try Dishes To Get In New Orleans


This iconic dish is a flavorful stew made with a variety of ingredients like seafood, sausage, chicken, and okra, all simmered together with spices and served over rice.

Po' Boy

A classic New Orleans sandwich featuring crispy fried seafood (shrimp, oysters, or catfish) or roast beef, served on French bread with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo.


Another beloved Louisiana dish, jambalaya is a hearty rice dish cooked with a mix of meats like sausage, chicken, and shrimp, along with vegetables and Cajun spices.


These fluffy, deep-fried pastries dusted with powdered sugar are a quintessential New Orleans treat, best enjoyed fresh and hot with a cup of coffee.


Originating from Italian immigrants in New Orleans, this sandwich is made with layers of cured meats, cheese, and olive salad on a round sesame bread loaf.

Crawfish Étouffée

A Creole dish made with crawfish tails smothered in a rich and flavorful roux-based sauce, served over rice.

Red Beans and Rice

A traditional Monday meal in New Orleans, red beans and rice is a simple yet delicious dish made with red beans cooked with smoked sausage, vegetables, and Cajun spices, served over rice.

Shrimp and Grits

A Southern classic with a New Orleans twist, featuring plump shrimp cooked with a creamy sauce served over a bed of cheesy grits.

Oysters Rockefeller

Named after the rich magnate, this dish consists of oysters topped with a rich sauce made from spinach, herbs, breadcrumbs, and butter, then baked until bubbly.


 A sweet and nutty confection made with sugar, cream, butter, and pecans, pralines are a delightful treat that you can find in many shops around New Orleans.