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Cajun Corner - Just Like Being in New Orleans!!!

For anyone who likes Cajun food, this place is tremendous!

It's a little "everything Cajun store" (in Leslieville on Queen @ Carlaw) with a takeout counter (and three little patio-type tables) at the back.

The food is great! The owners do a lot of catering and they have a standard regular menu - Shrimp Po-Boys (sort of cajun subs), Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo, Sweet potato frittes (very thin fried potatoes) etc. augmented by a great daily special.

The special is: (a) different every day, (b) comes in a large portion, (c) is only $6.95 and (d) is almost always excellent!

In the past couple of weeks, I've had Chicken, Veal & catfish smothered in great cajun sauces with rice and sometimes with various southern greens.

BONUS - The people at the store/restaurant are super friendly!

If you love southern food, do yourself a favour and try this place - it's a "hidden gem".

PS - I think their web site is cajuncorner.com and it has their weekly menu.

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  1. I just checked - the web site is actually cajuncorner.ca

    1. I've been going to them for a couple years. It's great. I actually have some crawfish tails in my freezer to make etouffee with.

      I have not eaten anything from them but I don't doubt that it's first rate.

      DT

      1. Cajun Corner is a great place, but be advised that the daily menu is extremely limited in both size and scope. Also beware the slaw and the corn on the cob -- both are extremely hot. (I personally like the slaw, but feel they ruin the corn.)

        I wouldn't go across town to eat there (or, as is more likely, for prepared food takeout) without calling first and asking them to hold whatever you want.

        They are a great source for Louisiana ingredients that are unavailable anywhere else in the Toronto area.

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        1. re: embee

          1) i LOVE hot/spicy food, and thus i don't agree that it 'ruins' the cob.

          2) They also make, on demand, turkducken. For those who don't know what that is is, it's chicken stuffed in a duck which is stuffed in a turkey. When stuffing in all the 'right' places. every one should try it at least once.

          3) and of course they have some really really good spices, hot sauces

          1. re: galambo

            They do turducken? No way! Don't tell my DH, I already ordered our turkey for this xmas.
            I agree these people can cook, they need to open a restaurant already - take-out, weekday lunch only is NOT working for me. I love that slaw too and their fried chicken is awesome.

            1. re: julesrules

              They live upstairs and they cater. I don't hold out too much hope for a restaurant. I couldn't convince them to stay open one extra hour so I could score some takeout for my dinner on occasion. I think they want a life :-)

              1. re: embee

                I was just checking out their site, says new extended hours Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10-5.

                1. re: munch

                  I hope it isn't just for the holiday season!

              2. re: julesrules

                They actually have Turducken on their menu for this Thursday.

                NOTE: My wife and I were there again today and WE ATE IN ie. they do have several tables at the back. You just order your food at the counter and they call you when it's done.

                Mike

                1. re: MajorSlick

                  Thanks, I never noticed the tables when I was there. Sounds like they are getting a little closer to a restaurant with the tables and the longer hours. Now I just need them to deliver (RIP Ghali's Kitchen) cause I don't have a car and am actually not that close.
                  And thanks galambo as well for the turducken info!

                2. re: julesrules

                  yes way ;-)

                  they charged me about 100.00 for it (depends on the weight) and it is well worth it.... though it lasted for about 4 meals. talk about heavy

                  1. re: galambo

                    How do you you go about serving it? Has the entire flock been deboned?

                    1. re: munch

                      'very carefully' <S>

                      but it is like a roast, in terms of serving. since there is no bones. but it is heavy so make sure you either don't eat for a week (<s>), have a freezer, or a large party.

                      its a lot of meat. and the stuffing to boot.

                      good luck and let us know.

            2. I love the Cajun Corner. Their take-out gumbos are great, and their stash of New Orleans staples means that I don't have to haul so much back with me when I visit the crescent city.

              The honey and I hosted the recent family Secret Santa party, and, being big fans of New Orleans, chose a Mardi Gras theme. Cajun Corner was a huge help with everything from getting loads of beads to decorate with, and tiny voodoo dolls for assigning the secret santees to the secret santers, to tasso and andouille for our gumbo. I also got pickled green beans and okra and made amazing Cajun Caesars.

              The best though, was the king cake that I got for dessert and to choose who got to host the party next year--get the baby; host the party. It was a lovely cinnamon and cream cheese yeast bread ring, not too sweet, great for after our huge dinner, and best of all, my mother-in-law, who hasn't hosted a Secret Santa party yet, got the baby. It was a splendid party, largely because of Cajun Corner.

              1. They sell my favorite cajun seasoning there.
                Tony Cachere's, damn that's good stuff