Louisiana Hiking, Nature December 07, 2017
Take This Epic Gumbo Trail In Louisiana For An Unforgettable Experience
Alright Louisiana, this cold snap we’re going through means one thing: It’s gumbo weather. There’s nothing better than a perfectly season cup of gumbo when it’s chilly outside. We’ve got all the best restaurants to get your gumbo fix. This epic gumbo trail will take you all over the state to get the best chicken and sausage, duck, or seafood gumbo.
1. A-Bear’s Cafe
Established in 1963 by Curly and Jane Hebert, A-Bear’s is one of Houma’s oldest restaurants, and locals will tell you it’s got the best gumbo around. Located at 809 Bayou Black Dr, Houma, Louisiana 70360.
2. Don’s Seafood
Don’s has been serving up authentic Cajun cuisine since 1934, it’s practically a Louisiana institution. With six locations across southern Louisiana, you’re never too far from some of the best gumbo you’ve ever had. Locations in Lafayette, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington, and Metairie.
The same family has been running Herby-K’s in the same building since 1936. You may know it as the home of the Shrimp Buster, but their gumbo is just what you need on a chilly day. Located 1833 Pierre Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71103.
4. Little Big Cup
Don’t let the plain exterior of this place fool you—inside is some of the best Cajun and French cuisine you’ll find in the area. Find them at 149 Fuselier Rd, Arnaudville, Louisiana 70512.
5. Mama’s Fried Chicken
Not only does Mama’s have the best fried chicken, but their gumbo has won awards for how amazing it is. Be sure to save room for dessert, because you’re going to want to try their fried oreos. Located at 508 E Landry St, Opelousas, Louisiana 70570.
Randol’s has been serving up delicious Cajun and Creole food for more than 35 years and like a fine wine, they just get better with age. Come enjoy a bowl of their seafood or chicken and sausage gumbo—both delicious! Located at 2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd. in Lafayette, LA 70508.
7. Restaurant R’evolution
This New Orleans eatery has been around since 2012, offering modern twists on the classic Cajun and Creole dishes we know and love. Their seafood gumbo is the perfect accompaniment to any meal, and their "Death by Gumbo" is a must try: roasted quail, andouille, oysters, and filé rice. Located at 777 Bienville St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
8. Rita Mae’s Kitchen
Everyone loves Rita Mae’s. Doesn’t matter whether you get the chicken and sausage, shrimp and okra, or seafood gumbo—you’re going to love it. Find them at 711 Federal Ave, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380.
How many of these hearty gumbos have you tried? Where’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!