Tradition and diversity merge in Shreveport-Bossier when it comes to the food scene. Several restaurants have been featured everywhere from national magazines like Southern Living to popular television channels like the Food Network.

It will be easy to get a po-boy, gumbo and crawfish etoufee, all the Southern comfort foods that Louisiana is famous for. But it’s equally effortless to get great Korean, Vietnamese, Italian and Dominican food for an around-the-world dining experience. The food truck scene has really exploded and you get everything from a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, to specialized vegan meals and Hawaiian food.

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