Southerners and Louisiana State University friends Adam Lathan and Clay Boulware couldn’t find gumbo in New York that could measure up to the dish in New Orleans, so they created a pop-up that has gone brick-and-mortar with Gumbo Bros, in Cobble Hill.
Because the restaurant is not located in New Orleans, they didn’t have to choose a side in the great “Cajun versus Creole” gumbo debate. Both types are offered, along with a vegan version. There are also po’ boy sandwiches (roast beef debris and fried shrimp versions), made with Leidenheimer French bread from New Orleans. Southern pies and Abita root beer floats are served for dessert, and beignets are served on weekends.
Cold brew New Orleans-style chicory coffees and Louisiana craft beers round out the drinks menu.
Gumbo Bros incorporates decor elements reminiscent of the Crescent City, such as the street lamp sconces picked up in the city’s antique shops and flea markets.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
The Gumbo Bros
224 Atlantic Ave. (between Court Street & Boerum Place), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn