Louisiana is under a stay-at-home order, and it may seem difficult now that we can’t hang out in our favorite restaurants like before. But you can still support local food companies at home with these non-perishable Louisiana-made staples:
Zatarain’s—New Orleans born and raised Zatarain’s is an obvious choice for its flavorful products that are easy to find in your local grocery store. Zatarain’s has jambalaya mix, blackened chicken alfredo, cheddar jalapeno cornbread mix, gumbo mix with rice and more.
The Cajun Spoon—This Baton Rouge business provides meals to food banks with every purchase and the proceeds are also donated to a scholarship fund at LSU’s College of Agriculture. The Cajun Spoon produces a variety of mixes including fruit cobbler, shrimp and corn bisque, shrimp and grits, jambalaya and more of your favorite Louisiana staples.
Blue Runner Foods—Gonzales-based Blue Runner offers a wide array of traditional slow-cooked Louisiana recipes. It sells bases and roux for jambalaya, gumbo, etouffee, Creole bisque, tomato basil bisque and chili. Blue Runner also produces Creole cream-style red, white and black beans, four-bean chili starters, Creole navy bean soup and Creole red bean soup.
Louisiana Crawfish Co.—If you like meat pies and seafood, pick up a box of Louisiana Crawfish Co.’s Famous Natchitoches Louisiana Meat Pies as well as crawfish pies, Cajun crawfish empanadas and more. Outside of pies, they also make crawfish and alligator pistolettes, onion and jalapeno hush puppies, stuffed bell peppers, mushrooms and a variety of au gratins.
Zapp’s—Everyone loves potato chips, and they also last a while if unopened.
Hola Nola Foods—New Orleans-based brand Hola Nola earned a following for its crispy tortilla chips and fire-roasted salsa. But you can also find Hola Nola’s canned bean dip, taco seasoning, tortillas and bags of popcorn at local stores.
Dig back through 225‘s archives for more local food stories:
Foodie product gift guide—to gift yourself or someone in need
Locally made road trip snacks—that are just as suited to munching on at home.