You can’t visit New Orleans without making a stop at the French Market. “Founded as a Native American trading post predating European colonization, the market is the oldest of its kind in the United States.” (Wikipedia) Here, you will find cafes, bars, seafood, especially the famous New Orleans craw fish, Cajun food, Creole cooking, different kinds of pralines and other desserts, along with fruits and vegetables. There is also a flea market where you can find some very good and inexpensive stuff.
We did not have alligator this time. We tried the Fried Oyster Boat and the Jambalaya and liked them.
In North American cuisine also see Poutine’s Story On a Wall [including American version from Asheville, North Carolina]