Established in 2016, this charming little bistro is a delightful hidden gem tucked away in Thibodaux that you need to try. From ribeyes to pork tenderloin, the menu has a unique mix of flavors your sure to love. 601 W 3rd St., Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301.
You’ll find Dang’s on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, near Denham Springs. Serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine, this is one spot you can’t pass up. Mouthwatering banh mi, pho, rice plates and more are all on the menu, and everything looks so good, you’ll have a tough time deciding on what to get. 12385 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815.
3. East Gate BBQ
Head on over to Morgan City for some great Texas style BBQ with a Southern Louisiana spin. Low and slow is the motto here, and the meat is fall-off-the-bones good. 7516 Hwy. 182 E, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380.
4. La Creperie Bistro
Established in 2015, La Creperie Bistro is like a little slice of France right in the middle of Cajun Country. While they specialize in both sweet and savory crepes, they also feature soups, panini’s, salads, and more on the menu. 1921 Kaliste Saloom Rd. #116, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.
5. LA23 BBQ
For finger-licking good BBQ, head over to LA23 in Belle Chase. From brisket to baked beans, everything on the menu is out of this world. You may encounter a wait during the lunch rush, but your patience will be rewarded! 9661 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, Louisiana 70037.
6. 531 Liberty
531 Liberty has been around since 2011, serving healthy meals at prices that won’t put a dent in your wallet. From sandwiches to soups, they try to use locally sourced ingredients and pretty much everything is made in-house, making for a delicious home-cooked vibe. 531 Liberty St., Houma, Louisiana 70360.
7. Philly’s Pizza
If you’re a fan of New York style pizza, then you have to swing by Philly’s Pizza. Serving authentic New York style pizza, their brick oven really makes the thin crust super crispy and extra delicious. 1804 S 5th St., Leesville, Louisiana 71446.
8. Rosemary’s Kitchen
Opened in 2013 by mother-daughter duo, Rosemary and Sara, the menu is full of hearty, home cooked meals that will satisfy your soul. Blending their family recipes with new creations, you can always count on a delicious meal at Rosemary’s Kitchen. 400 S Bonner St., Ruston, Louisiana 71270.
9. Bayou Roux
Bayou Roux is about to hit their two year anniversary, but it didn’t take long to make them a neighborhood favorite. This locally owned and operated restaurant in Monroe blends Cajun and Creole flavors for an amazing taste you’re sure to love. 7601 Hwy. 165 North Suite B, Monroe, Louisiana 71203.
10. The Steep House
Fancy a spot of tea? Then head over to the Steep House in Lafayette. Established in 2016, this charming cafe features unique teas and desserts, making it the perfect place to swing by to enjoy a tasty tea over delightful conversation with friends. 930 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.
11. Sushi Gen
This casual sushi restaurant in Shreveport has been a long-time favorite for locals. The cozy atmosphere is only surpassed by the amazing sushi. Give it a try and see for yourself! 6607 Line Ave. Ste. A, Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
12. Tasterite Jamaican
Tasterite Jamaican has some of the best Caribbean cuisine in the Lake Charles area, and you’ll fall in love after one bite. The portions are very generous, so be sure to bring your appetite! 2204 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601.
13. Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse
Located in the heart of Laplace, Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse was opened in 1950 and has been continuously serving some of the highest quality smoked meats in the area. They also have several Cajun and Creole dishes, and a fabulous New Orleans style brunch on Sundays. 769 W 5th St., LaPlace, Louisiana 70068.
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