Baton Rouge is a food melting pot, sponsored by Visit Baton Rouge

There’s nothing quite like the food down here in Baton Rouge. Part of what makes our culinary scene so unique is the diverse range of cultural influences. Throughout history, Baton Rouge has been ruled by seven different nations—from the French to the Spanish—each of whom had a major influence on the city. As a result, Baton Rouge is a natural melting pot. These unique flavors come from all over and represent the past, present and future of Baton Rouge.

When visitors come to town and dine at our local restaurants, we get the chance to share our unique culture with them. But that’s not all. Every visitor who stops in our eateries supports our local economy and helps make Baton Rouge a better place to eat. Learn more about how tourism impacts our city!