It’s a known fact that Louisiana has more food staples than any other state. Everything from the detailed Cajun flavors and unique preparation methods, you can’t deny its authenticity. These five Shreveport-Bossier Mardi Gras food staples prove that the celebration is more than parties and parades, it also includes your palate.  


Drop in at Marilynn’s Place for po’boy that rich in flavor and uniqueness. Ask for a side of etouffee or gumbo for dipping!


Frozen Pirogue mastered this shelled aphrodisiac. You can order them raw, baked, or chargrilled, but we highly recommend the oyster 318.


Locals voted on the best gumbo in Shreveport-Bossier, and the results revealed that Ralph & Kacoo’s 32-year-old recipe reigns, but the competition was steep.


This isn’t a delicate meal, but it’s a delicacy for Louisianans. You can eat your weight in crawfish at Larry P’s Boiling Pot if you want all the Cajun spice in each bite.


Bergeron’s Cajun Meats & Boudin is a Shreveport-Bossier heavy hitter for boudin. Order traditional boudin links, cheese-stuffed boudin balls, boudin po’boys and more.

Because Louisiana’s cuisine is so vast and unique, the list of Cajun favorites is endless. Feel free to add your favorite Mardi Gras meal in the comment section below. Is it a muffuletta, etouffee, red beans and rice, jambalaya or something else?

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