Perhaps more than anywhere else, New Orleans is a city filled with iconic dishes. Gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, beignets?these are the staples, the icons of New Orleans cuisine. And many restaurants here offer dishes that are an iconic part of that restaurant's identity, like the beignets at Café du Monde or the turtle soup au sherry at Commander's. These are dishes that are specific to that restaurant but still are quintessentially, iconically New Orleans.
While some of these dishes really aren't worth anyone's time, many of them are items that locals proudly embrace, love and eat. Here, now, is a map of New Orleans' most iconic dishes, and where to get them.
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