This stop along the Mississippi Blues Trail is known for authentic blues performances, but some visitors also come away with an amazing culinary experience, thanks to the soul food classics served here on special occasions. Standouts include the creamy sweet potatoes and flavorful collard greens.
Dig into delicious soul food at this classic spot that’s known for its tasty eats and its trademark saying that inspired an R.E.M. album title. For a mouthwatering meal, order the fried chicken topped with a flavorful flour-based gravy, and pair it with a helping of creamy sweet potato souffle.
This cafe draws the crowds with its scrumptious Southern classics made from family recipes. For a sweet taste of down-home comfort, order a regional breakfast favorite: cocoa biscuits. These buttermilk beauties come doused in warm cocoa gravy and a hearty sprinkling of confectioners' sugar.
The enticing smells of barbecue lure passers-by to this joint. Step inside and try the ribs, which deliver big on flavor. They’re prepared with a brown sugar spice rub, then brushed with a mustard mop sauce while being slow-cooked to smoky perfection. A homemade barbecue sauce adds some kick.
This classic spot draws locals and celebrities alike with its scrumptious food. A standout is the Haddock Fish Sandwich. The fish is coated in a buttermilk and cracker meal batter, then fried until it turns golden brown. Homemade tartar sauce and a buttered, toasted bun complete this tasty creation.
Stock up on meaty Cajun treats at this family-owned shop that sells regional delicacies like boudin balls. These bite-sized snacks are bursting with porky goodness, thanks to a deliciously seasoned mixture of ground pork meat, veggies and rice that is breaded, then fried to crunchy perfection.
Chef Taylor Bowen Rickett draws the crowds with her creative take on Southern cuisine. Indulge in decadent plates like the elk brisket slow-cooked in a pound of melted butter. This lean yet succulent cut is served over smoked paprika mashed potatoes and topped with a bold, rich barbecue sauce.
Savor scrumptious regional staples while soaking up views of the Atchafalaya Basin at this spot. For a true Cajun culinary experience, try the marinated alligator meat served with a flavorful sauce and steamed rice. After the meal, hop aboard a sightseeing boat to see live alligators in action.
Savor a tasty Southern tradition by stocking up on jars of pickled vegetables that are churned out in small batches by this family-owned company. Many of the vegetables have been sourced from local farms and all come seasoned with whole garlic, dill and peppers for an added punch of flavor.
Walk through the front door of this family-run joint and you’ll be standing right in the kitchen, where tasty hot tamales have been served up since 1941. Bite into one of these beauties to savor a meaty filling seasoned with garlic, onion and a secret blend of spices for just the right kick.
Flavorful Cajun cuisine draws diners from across the world to this former welding shop turned culinary destination. Louisiana native Alzina Toups cooks up enticing eats using super-fresh ingredients like seafood straight from the bayou. It’s a cozy experience, with one party served per mealtime.
At this joint, tantalizing smells of barbecue waft through the air while massive ribs and other delights sizzle on a smoker outside. Try the Flintstones Beef Ribs, named for their enormous size, which are simply seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder, then smoked in a water bath to such tender perfection that the meat pulls right off the bone.
This charming eatery serves Southern staples done deliciously right. A standout is the fried bologna sandwich. Sink your teeth into this classic sandwich featuring a hearty slice of golden-brown bologna topped with delicious melted cheese. Complete your meal with a savory slice of tomato pie.
This spot elevates traditional Southern eats like chicken tetrazzini. Shredded chicken breast and al dente spaghetti are combined with sauteed mushrooms and a buttery bechamel sauce to make this rich dish, which is topped with cheese, breadcrumbs and paprika before being baked to perfection.
As its name suggests, this spot is all about indulging your sweet tooth. Satisfy your sugar cravings with a traditional Mardi Gras dessert that has been taken to a decadent new level. Indulge’s version of the classic king cake is actually a creamy, colorful cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.