Iberia Parish is the home of Tabasco and several other great attractions in Cajun Country. (More information on Iberia Parish). They also hold the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off every October but you don’t have to wait, just go to Bon Creole.
In other blogs, I’ve said some of the great Louisiana Gumbos are in “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants. Bon Creole Lunch Counter epitomizes what a “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant should look like.
You place your order at the counter and, in a short period of time, your meal will be ready. They have two different Louisiana Gumbos to choose from, each in two sizes: a Seafood Gumbo and a Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. I had the latter. Take a look at the photo to see the two different sizes. Yes, it’s styrofoam. The small is $4.99 and the large is $7.99. Styrofoam never tasted so good. This is a true Cajun Gumbo that is served with a great-tasting potato salad. You can see from the photo how it is served. I was a little worried, but once I took the lid off the Gumbo, the Gumboroma hit me smack in the face. It was wonderful. The gumbo has a medium-dark roux, was served hot and had a fantastic after burn right from the first spoonful. If I didn’t order a crawfish poboy, I would have gone back for another cup. There was plenty of stuff (more chicken than sausage) and the gumbo was on the thick side. This is one of the few times I ate the potato salad in the gumbo and it worked.
People always ask me who has the best gumbo in Louisiana and my response has always been, “I’m still searching for it”. That being said, this could be it.
Bon Creole’s Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Bon Creole Lunch Counter
1409 E. St. Peter St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
Sun 11am-2pm (BBQ only)