They say that St. Tammany Parish is 40 minutes from New Orleans, but a world away. Encompassing cities like Slidell, Abita Springs, and Covington, you can’t help but to find rich history at every turn. There’s something to enjoy for all ages, from swamp tours to brewery tours and bike trails to miles of waterways to paddle—but the highlight of it all? The incredible food! Snack at the Farmers’ Markets, enjoy a lakefront dinner, or hang out with Happy Hour brews. You can do it all in St. Tammany Parish!
Dine With A View
Head to The Lakehouse for an elegant dinner in a historic building on the Mandeville lakefront. The Anchor at Tchefuncte's is perfect for family dining. It overlooks an active boating dock, and it has a playground for the kids! Nathan’s is nestled on Bayou Bonfouca in Slidell, serving up Creole favorites. The Chimes, located on the grounds of the oldest structure in Covington, overlooks Bogue Falaya River.
Explore the Farmers' Markets
Fresh produce, live music, arts and crafts—what more could you want? Find natural beauty products at the Abita Springs Art & Farmers Market, peruse plants at the Mandeville Trailhead Community Market, enjoy a slice of brick-oven pizza at the Camellia City Farmers Market or grab coffee and pastries at the Covington Farmers Market.
Hang Out On An Outdoor Patio
Chow down on Louisiana favorites like po-boys, gumbo, red beans & rice, shrimp remoulade bowl and muffalettas at the Rieger's on the Trace picnic tables. Grab an outdoor seat at Hambone for some delicious southern comfort food. Live music and yard games make outdoor dining at The Shack twice as fun, and the upscale creole food served on Restaurant Coté’s patio will make you never want to leave!
Chill With A Cold Brew
Take a guided tour at Abita Brewery, or hang out under ages-old live oaks and enjoy outdoor games while you sip on the selection at Abita Brew Pub. Try out a bike crawl on Saturdays or, "Pups and Pints" BOGO all day Sundays at Chafunkta. If you bring the kids along, Old Rail Brewing Company has a great kids menu!
Enjoy A Mouth-Watering Brunch
Did someone say brunch? Oxlot 9 features Gulf-inspired Southern fare in the heart of Covington’s historic St. John District. Palmettos on the Bayou has an authentic Louisiana Jazz Brunch each Sunday, with favorites like Boudin Egg Rolls and Chicken and Waffles. Liz's Where Y'at Diner has an environment that makes you feel as good as the food tastes!