You can’t visit New Orleans without having tried at least one bowl of gumbo at the throng of restaurants you’ll find around the city. If you get the chance, taking a gumbo tour of New Orleans is even better, as every single restaurant prepares their gumbo at least a little differently, with various combinations of ingredients and the darkness and thickness of the roux. Here are four of the best places to find New Orleans’ beloved tradition: Gumbo.
Gumbo Shop – French Quarter (630 St. Peter St)
Where else might you find some of the best gumbo in the city than a restaurant with the dish right in its name? The Gumbo Shop’s fare has been such a local and visitor favorite that it’s been ranked No. 1 in Gambit’s Best of New Orleans readers’ poll for 15 consecutive years as of 2013. A few notable features of its gumbo are the mixture of fresh parsley in the rice and its topping of delicate slices of green onions.