Eat & Drink
See below for a list of food to go.
Some the area's most delicious food comes packaged in plain white Styrofoam to-go plates and can be purchased at the most unlikely places—gas stations, grocery stores, and butcher shops.
Most people don’t associate a place that sells gasoline with authentic local cuisine, yet here in Cajun Country, you'll find lines of people ordering boudin for breakfast or a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal called a plate lunch. These plate lunches offer a more than hearty portion often consisting of rice or other starch, a protein that's been smoked, stewed or fried, and a vegetable. This is the type of food that makes you want to roll up your sleeves and make a mess. Don't be surprised if you get little bbq sauce or gravy on your shirt. That is only a true sign of a good Cajun or Creole meal.
Some of the area’s most popular and unique plate lunches include organ meats such as fried gizzards, fried liver, or braised beef tongue. But for those not up for experimentation, there's often fried fish, étouffées, or stews on the menu as well. Visitors may also notice a lack of tables at some of these establishments. Several local businesses only offer plate lunches as to go meals, which presents the perfect opportunity to find a shaded spot along the bayou for a Cajun style picnic!