Lagniappe – how do you say that? You pronounce it lan-yap. Now that you know how to say it… I guess you are asking what is it? Lagniappe is considered a small gift given to a consumer by the seller at time of purchase - such as an extra donut when you buy a dozen donuts … or when someone gives you something just because and you would consider it a “little something extra”. Although this may be considered by some to be an old custom it is still practiced widely today in Louisiana – you may hear street vendors of arts or farmers at the market say here’s some lagniappe as they add extra produce or a craft with your purchase.

So now that you know what lagniappe is all about, here is taste of it to give you a little something extra about New Orleans.

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