Since 1985, Lagniappe has been making
value added seafood and distributing fine foods
from Louisiana. Lagniappe, pronounced “lan-yap”
is a word often used in Louisiana and in
simple terms means “a little something extra.”

In 1976, I moved to New Orleans in
pursuit of great music and a good time. But I also
discovered great cooking and great seafood.
It was more than I had expected
and that is the true meaning
of “lagniappe”.

“While in New Orleans, I shucked oysters
and cooked for several years and eventually
owned and operated an oyster and seafood bar. It
was this experience that helped create
Lagniappe Foods,a company dedicated
to bringing these great
foods to you.”

Tom Dowd
President