Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is a blend of diverse cultures and people. Like many cities across Louisiana, we celebrate one another through food and music. With delicious Creole cooking and toe-tapping Zydeco traditions, we enjoy our cultural gumbo every day of the year! To truly get a taste of Visit Lake Charles, supporting local businesses is the way to go. The area is brimming with entrepreneurs and creatives. Below, you can find a collection of black-owned businesses in Southwest Louisiana from coffee shops and restaurants to retail, venues - even local musicians with merchandise for sale. We hope you enjoy supporting these locally owned businesses in #LouisianasPlayground.