Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen

Cajun/Creole | Meat-and-Three | Small Town Café
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The meat pie created by the late James Lasyone is a brightly seasoned mélange of pork and beef enclosed in a half-circle pastry crust. It is deep fried until the crust is golden crisp and the meat inside is steaming hot. Most people get one for lunch, sided by dirty rice and a good southern vegetable such as okra or greens, but it’s not uncommon to see someone having a meat pie at 7am alongside a couple of fried eggs and grits glistening with melted butter.

Lasyone’s true Louisiana menu also lists fried seafood (shrimp, oysters), red beans and rice with powerhouse sausage, and such Dixie classics as catfish platters and chicken and dumplings with cornbread and black-eyed peas. We have eaten first-rate banana pudding for dessert, but the sweet tour de force here is a dish invented by Mrs. Lasyone called Cane River cream pie — a variant of Boston cream pie, but with gingerbread instead of white cake.

What to Eat
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen, Meat Pie
Meat Pie
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Meat pies lined up and ready to serve. At the New Orleans Roadfood Festival
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen, Dirty Rice
Dirty Rice
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The dirty rice at 9 o'clock is the exact right companion for a meat pie.
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen, Cane River Cream Pie
Cane River Cream Pie
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Named after the local Cane River, this dessert alone is worth a detour to Natchitoches.
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen, Crawfish Pie
Crawfish Pie
Must-Try
The meat pie breakfast comes with two eggs, your choice of grits or Creole shredded hash browns and a meat pie. I paid $2 extra for the crawfish meat pie.
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen, Hot Spiced Tea
Hot Spiced Tea
It is called Louisiana hot spiced tea, but is more citrusy sweet.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday7am - 3pm
Tuesday7am - 3pm
Wednesday7am - 3pm
ThursdayCLOSED
Friday7am - 7pm
Saturday7am - 7pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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