Louisiana Daily Photo: Li’l Dizzy’s

While it’s unfortunately true that Li’l Dizzy’s does not make stock from scratch as a building block for their gumbo, they somehow still manage to put out one of the finest bowls in the city.

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe

Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe

If I don’t have time to make stock then I reckon I don’t have time to make gumbo but I had the necessity of scratch stock for soup hammered into me by my early mentors and have never looked back.

Li’l Dizzy’s gumbo is rife with hunks of good sausage, pork shoulder and city ham. All that meat (and a tiny bit of seafood) combine to make a really fine stock-free soup. A bowl runs around ten bucks, comes with plenty French bread and butter and will fill up all but the most recalcitrant of dockhands.

Where do y’all go to get your gumbo in New Orleans?

1500 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA

Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

About RL Reeves Jr

I'm a writer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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