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10 Quintessential New Orleans Dishes

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Few cities have as much to offer when it comes to cuisine as New Orleans. The Big Easy has a smorgasbord of food offerings—with influences from French and Spanish cultures, as well as a healthy mix of soul food and Creole and Cajun cuisine. The city known for its celebratory vibe (laissez les bons temps rouler, anyone?) has also contributed to cocktail culture, with a number of classic beverages born in the city limits. Want to get to know some of NOLA’s most popular dishes? Read ahead for the city’s most quintessential foods. —Kelsey Butler

Essential New Orleans Ingredients