As cooler temps begin to creep into the Acadiana area, so will the envie for good gumbo.

I think it goes without saying that the best gumbo is the one that you make in your house, or perhaps from the kitchen of a friend or family member who throws down the best homemade recipe.

But if we're keeping it real, sometimes we just don't feel like cooking or dealing with a mess. There are also those days when, out of nowhere, you get hit with that gumbo itch that needs to be scratched.

And, to quote a friend who shared their wisdom while I was compiling this list, "sometimes their gumbo is just better than yours."

Luckily, there is no shortage of places to pick up great gumbo in Acadiana, and we were lucky enough to have you give us your crowdsourced insight on some of the best spots to get a delicious bowl "to go."

Bon Temps Grill

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Bon Creole

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Pat's Downtown

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Little Big Cup

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Don’s Seafood

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Chris’ Poboys

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Dwight's

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Johnson's Boucanière

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Lydia Food Store

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Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant

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Tim’s Kitchen

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Soileau's Dinner Club

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The Lunch Box

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RiverFront

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La Cuisine de Maman

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L.T.'s Seafood

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French Press

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The Cajun Table

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Charley G’s

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Shuck's

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Rachel’s Cafe

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Dean-O's

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Buck & Johnny's

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Cafe Josephine

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Fezzo’s Broussard

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If we missed out on any good gumbo to go, please drop a comment and let us know where to find the good stuff.

Stay warm, stay hungry, and never—under any circumstances—put tomatoes in your gumbo.

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