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These 11 Restaurants Serve The Best Gumbo In Louisiana

Wandering Louisiana in search of the perfect gumbo is a noble task that will certainly lead you on some dynamic adventures. While the basic premise remains the same in city after city—deep, dark roux, okra, gumbo file, and of course, the meats—the diversity of gumbos are as varied as the state itself. Here are some of the best places to score gumbo that we’ve found across the state:

What do you think of our choices? Is there a bowl of gumbo somewhere that we missed? Let us know your favorites in the comments below! We love to hear your feedback.

Kezia Kamenetz
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting