Cajun-Creole cuisine has never been as well known in New York City as it should be. The rich dishes were all the rage in Harlem during the first half of the 20th century, but not so much afterwards. Famously, Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme opened a K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen here in the 1980s, which closed by the ’90s.
But over the last decade, Cajun-Creole has re-established its presence here, mainly via small, inexpensive places turning out rich gumbos, saucy etouffees, smoky jambalayas, and crunchy po’ boy sandwiches. Here are eight of NYC’s top restaurants serving the rich fare.
Note: This map is arranged geographically, south through Manhattan and north through Brooklyn and Queens.Read More