road trip louisiana

Just got back from visiting friends in Slidell, LA, a quiet city around 30 miles northeast of New Orleans. We went to NOLA a few times, walked through the French Quarter as the Essence festival was underway, went to The Ritz for the restroom, saw an actress chase after Patti LaBelle who zoomed past us into the elevator (all I saw was her yellow outfit and her hair, ha!), ate some macarons at Sucré, and enjoyed people watching. I had to take a picture of a lady with her cute little hat.

The crowd favorite at Sucré is the salted caramel macarons. As a chocolate lover, I bought couple of each and I was won over by the salted caramel. If you’re ever in the French Quarter, this dessert spot is a must try.

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On my way back home I stopped at Billy’s Boudin. It’s about an hour and a half away from the Texas state line. It’s just off I-10 and they have a drive-thru! So, I drove up and ordered a few things. Reasonably priced and good for a quick snack on the road.IMG_0055

Here, you have a fried pepper jack boudin ball.

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And this is a Pistolette. It’s a piece of bread stuffed with boudin and then fried. This was my favorite. Crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside.

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Do you have any favorite road side food spots? Let me know in the comments!

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