Gumbo has been a staple of Louisianan cuisine since the 18th century and the award-winning Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop is the perfect place to sample this classic Creole dish. Located on North Causeway Boulevard in the center of Metairie, the Gumbo Stop is run by chef Ron Lafrate. Ron is a veteran of fine-dining establishments and was voted the 2010 Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation. The Gumbo Stop was established in 2012 and has won praise from Bon Appétit and the Best of New Orleans websites. The menu offers classic dishes such as Southern-fried chicken, crawfish, shrimp Creole and seafood, chicken and sausage gumbo.
Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop, N Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA +1 504 835 2022
The original Vincent’s Italian was established in 1989 by Vincent Catanalotto as a merger of Italian cuisine with New Orleans classics. Since then Vincent’s Italian has won countless awards – the best Italian in New Orleans every year from 2000 right up to 2014 according to Gambit Weekly Readers’ Poll, best Italian in New Orleans according to the New Orleans Magazine Readers’ Poll in 2004 and best Italian in New Orleans from 2010 to 2012 according to the Times Picayune. The menu at Vincent’s includes appetizers such as fried calamari, Italian chicken soup and oysters almondine. Main courses include seafood stuffed pork chop, the house specialty cannelloni and osso bucco.
Vincent’s Italian, 4411 Chastant Street, Metairie, LA +1 504 885 2984
The Morning Call Coffee Stand is a part of New Orleans history, having been established way back in 1870 by Joseph Jurisch. The Coffee Stand was originally located in the French Quarter where it served up the finest quality coffee and beignets for over a century, before moving to its Metairie base in the 1970s. Morning Call is known for the intensity and richness of the coffee made using the ‘French dip’ method in which the milk is boiled before being added to the coffee to achieve the very best flavor. Patrons love the beignets and often return again and again to get their fix of the authentic New Orleans French-style donut.
Morning Call Coffee Stand, 3325 Severn Avenue, Metairie, LA +1 504 885 4068