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!
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
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.
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.
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.