Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana knows how to do exceptional food. Orlandeaux’s Café celebrates its centennial this year because they have been pleasing palates with Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp for ages. Louisiana Smoke House is relatively new to the culinary scene. You have to try their fall-off-the-bone ribs and oversized side dishes. Taylor’s Catering and Restaurant knows how to bring life to soul food with its crunchy fried porkchops, whole fried fish and more.
Read the Shreveport-Bossier Travel Magazine: The 2021 Culinary Issue
Step into north Louisiana’s digital kitchen by downloading the all-new Shreveport-Bossier Travel Magazine: The 2021 Culinary Issue. You can click through 16 pages of interactive stories that focus on the culture of SBC cuisine. It includes everything from a grilled whole gator and vegan options, to king cake and unlimited libations and more.
Downtown Shreveport is booming with culinary experts and unbeatable happy hour specials, too. Make a reservation at Abby Singer’s Bistro, located inside Robinson Film Center, to feast on their award-winning gumbo prepared by Chef Tootie Morrison and monthly, thematic cocktail flights prepared by Bar Manager Allison Hollis-Moon. They have an invincible happy hour menu and exceptional hospitality. Keep the food and drink tour going and drop in at The Missing Link, Parish Taceaux, and Noble Savage Tavern for more budget-friendly bar-hopping and exclusive foodie experiences.
The Black-owned restaurant scene offers some of the most delectable and diverse dishes. Some popular restaurants and dishes that are a must-try include crawfish from Red Barn Crawfish; stuffed shrimp from Eddie’s Seafood and Soulfood Restaurant and C&C Café; barbecue from WackBabies Grilling, Real BBQ & More and Big D’s Bar-B-Q; and soul food from Us Up North Kitchen, Cassandra’s Louisiana Kitchen, Cat Daddy’s Old School Café, Thrills Turkey Legs and more. For a complete list of restaurants and various food styles visit www.ShreveportBlackRestaurants.com.