Cookin’ It Up

The Best Food in the USA*. The Tastiest Town in the South**. No matter how you say it, Lafayette is the best place to eat, except maybe your mama’s kitchen. So come see what all the fuss is about!

*Best Food City in Rand McNally Best of the Road® Rally
**Southern Living Tastiest Town of the South
After you visit, have some of your favorite items shipped home. Cajun Grocer carries over 1,000 Authentic Cajun and Creole Food Products including Fresh Cajun Boudin, delicious Mardi Gras King Cakes, select Crawfish, and world famous award winning Turducken - voted best Turducken by The Wall Street Journal.

Cajun Food Tours
Daily tours with a minimun of six different tasting stops. Visitors will learn about the history, enjoy the culture, and tatste  some of the food that made Lafayette the Tastiest Town in the South. 

Conrad Rice Mill/Konriko Company Store
307 Ann St.  |  New Iberia, LA 70560
337 364-7242, 337 365-5806
Oldest operating rice mill in the U.S. On National Register of Historical Places. 20-min. video program on Cajun culture and 20-min. tour of mill.

Crystal Rice Plantation Heritage Farm
6428 Airport Rd.  |  Crowley, LA 70526
337 783-6417, 337 788-0123
Agri-tour-class on the rice & crawfish farming industry. Blue Rose Museum - 1848 Acadian Cottage with worldly antiques, and classic car tour with 25 cars dating back into the mid 1930s.

McIlhenny Co. TABASCO
Hwy 329, Factory Rd.  |  Avery Island, LA 70513
337 373-6132, 337 367-6140
Short presentation by tour guide, 10-minute video, artifacts & exhibits to view. Shop at Country Store with a sampling bar.

Sophi P. Cakes
3209 Johnston St.  |  Lafayette, LA 70503
337 456-5582
Cupcake Shop Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sun. & Mon.  Lafayette's original cupcake shop specializing in gourmet cupcakes, cupcake towers and custom cupcake decorations.

Hub City Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon
Oil Center, 427 Heymann St.  |  Lafayette, LA (Across from Champagne's)

Freetown Midweek Farmers’ Market 
Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Corner of Vermilion and Johnston Streets across from the Taco Sisters
225 324-6762

Let's eat! It's not just what we do. In Louisiana, it's who we are. EatLafayette™ is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. Browse through the listings of restaurants, each one locally-owned and offering dining experiences from white linen to down home cooking. We've got a place set just for you!