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Mar 13, 2010 06:24 PM

Where to get gumbo without seafood?

We will be heading to New Orleans next week. My husband doesn't eat seafood (crazy, I know) but would like to get some gumbo. Is there anywhere we can get some good gumbo that doesn't have any seafood in it? Thanks!

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  1. You're looking for chicken and sausage/andouille gumbo, or gumbo z'herbes but they could have a seafood based stock - is he allergic to seafood? Definitely ask first about the stock

    Besh Steak House has a duck and andouille gumbo

    La Provence on the northshore has a quail gumbo

    Palace Cafe has a chicken and sausage gumbo


    Mr. B's gumbo ya-ya

    and of course the Gumbo Shop

    1. Last time I went to Dick and Jennies the gumbo of the day was a chicken gumbo and it was fantastic. But, it probably changes as it is gumbu du jour.

      1. Mr. B's Gumbo Ya Ya is exactly what you need. It's simply wonderful. I also recommend an order of the duck spring rolls...that will make for a very happy hubby.

        Herbsaint also has fabulous chicken and sausage gumbo.

        I paid a visit to NOLA in October and they had a ham, turkey and andouille gumbo that was a dish that I had to copy here at home after thanksgiving. You might give them a ring to see if it's available...if you plan on eating there.

        I'm not a fan of Palace Cafe's gumbo, or Gumbo Shop.. There is much better to be had at the restaurants I mentioned.

        1. Thanks for the suggestions! I think we will probably head to Mr. B's, as I've read so much on the board about their BBQ shrimp.

          1. Cochon, herbsaint, commander's, brigtsen's but these are all apt to change. Never seen a seafood gumbo at Cochon though.

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            1. re: N.O.Food

              I had a gumbo at Cochon last week that had oysters and shrimp. It was the soup of the day.

              1. re: uptownlibrarian

                Ah. Well there you go. Is their black eyed peas, greens, and pork gumbo their every-day menu gumbo? It's quite tasty.

                1. re: N.O.Food

                  Yes the pork and black eyed peas is the one that's always on the menu, as far as I know.