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