With its distinct food culture influenced by Cajun, Creole and African roots, New Orleans offers unique regional specialties that capture the hearts of its visitors. The city is known as a world-famous dining destination and is home to both renowned restaurants and favorite local haunts.
It's nearly impossible to narrow down a list of the top foodie hotspots in New Orleans, but you can't go wrong with any of the picks on our list. Whether you're visiting for Mardi Gras or planning a future trip, don't miss these seven must-eat destinations in the Crescent City.
Check out the slideshow above to discover seven places you must try in New Orleans.