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Must-try dishes in New Orleans

Curtis Macken

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans is home to some of the popular cuisines in the United States. The Big Easy is home to Cajun cuisine, Creole cuisine, soul food, and seafood. Here are some of the famous dishes in New Orleans that you should try.

1. Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a spicy one-pot dish that can be served both Cajun and Creole style, depending on the use of tomatoes. The dish consists of rice and a mixture of andouille sausage, shrimp, and chicken. Some of the best places in New Orleans that serve jambalaya is Mother's and the New Orleans Creole Cookery.

2. Po' Boys

Po' Boys are sandwiches served using a baguette-style loaf of bread. The bread is usually filled with roasted beef and covered with gravy, or you can use shrimp and oysters as well. Some of the recommended place for po' boys are Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Domilise's, and Liuzza's by the Track.

3. Gumbo

Gumbo is so popular that it is the state dish of Louisiana. The dish can use any type of meat or shellfish, and no two pots of gumbo are the same. Gumbo is a bit similar to jambalaya, so many people confuse the two. You can try visiting the Gumbo Shop, Dooky Chase's, or Mr. B' Bistro to try them.

4. Pralines

Pralines are candies that are traditionally made up of caramelized sugar and almonds, which were brought by the French settlers. The almonds can also be replaced by pecans. Some of the recommended places to get pralines are Tee-Eva's, which serves creamy pralines and pies, or Southern Candymakers, which offers original pralines and other varieties of pralines.

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