To most locals, gumbo is home cooking, the ultimate comfort food informed by grandmother’s kitchen and mama’s way of doing things. First, there’s a roux; and fortunately, New Orleanians are experts at coaxing that dark roux into a simmering bowl of savory goodness as full of cultural influences as the city itself.
Still, not every week allows for the delicate work of gumbo making, and everyone needs a go-to spot to pick up the staple. Swimming with seafood or rich with chicken and sausage, these gumbos are some of the best in town — arranged geographically, as always.
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