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Natchitoches Meat Pie

Louisiana State Meat Pie

Natchitoches meat pie; photo by Carolyn Riccardelli on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Official State Meat Pie of Louisiana

Louisiana recognized the Natchitoches meat pie as the official state meat pie in 2003. All State Foods

The city of Natchitoches in northern Louisiana (named after the Natchitoches Indian tribe, pronounced NAK-uh-tush) offers a regional delicacy popular since the late 1700's - the Natchitoches meat pie. Activities at the annual Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival include a meat pie cooking contest and meat pie eating contest.

A mini Natchitoches meat pie is the appetizer of the official state meal of North Louisiana.