The Best Places In Louisiana To Get A Delicious Bowl Of Chili According to Foursquare
Louisiana is known for its food. Most people think of seafood, Cajun food, and of course gumbo when they think of the cuisine. But just so you'll know, we can stir up a mean bowl of chili in these parts as well. In Spanish, the term chili is from Nahuatl chili, and Carne means meat.
One of the first chili recipes dates back to the 1850s during Mexican-American War. They would take dried beef, suet, dried chili peppers, and salt, mix them together, form a brick, and let them dry. When it was time to feed the soldiers they would take a brick and boil it to make the chili. The chili we're all used to gets its roots from northern Mexico and San Antonio, Texas home of the chili queens. They made the dish an American classic when they opened the San Antonio Chili Stand at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. The rest is pretty much history.
With fall upon us and the winter months to follow, people are going to need to know where to get some of the best chili in the state. There are tons of amazing locations to get chili in Louisiana and below are at least 10 of the best places to get a delicious bowl of the iconic stew according to Foursquare:
#1. Frankie's Dawg House - 2318 Cedardale Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
#2. Jason's Deli - 3527 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
#3. Taco Sister's - 3902 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
#4. Chuy's - 4505 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508-6905
#5. Chili's Bar & Grill - 3205 Gerstner Memorial Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601
#6. Agave Tamale - 521 Alamo Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601
#7. Cochon Butcher in New Orleans - 930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans
#8. Wendy's - 3505 Gerstner Memorial Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601
#9. Ton's Drive-In Chili - Broussard -101 W Main St, Broussard, LA 70518
#10. Texas Roadhouse - 3431 Nelson Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70605
Check out this Louisiana chili recipe too, Sweet Heat Louisiana Chili. By the way, It just so happens every year in March at the Cajun Chili Fest - Louisiana State Cookoff takes place in Lafayette, Louisiana. It's affectionately known as the Chili For Children Cook-Off, not only about who makes the best chili, 100% of all the proceeds from the festival go to one of three St. Jude affiliate hospitals in Louisiana, Our Lady of The Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge. Though the 2020 and 2021 events had to be canceled due to COVID, it's scheduled to make a major return next year. In the meantime, shout out to the 2019 winners one more time!