Cajun/Creole food isn’t just for Mardi Gras! These Charleston-based restaurants are serving up some of the best southern Louisiana staples all year round.
Located in North Charleston’s Park Circle, LoLA is home to Low Country Louisiana cuisine. Some of LoLA’s staples include Creole Jambalaya, Shrimp and Andouille Mac and Cheese and Classic Muffuletta. Finish off your meal with a delicious dessert of Beignets for a classic Creole sweet treat.
Cafe Roux, a self-proclaimed “mobile kitchen,” is famous for their traditional southern Louisiana food. Order their Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Blackened Alligator or Creole Red Beans and Rice and get transported straight to New Orleans. You can either place an order online or visit the food truck on Sullivan’s Island.
The Charleston Caribbean Creole food truck fuses both Caribbean and Creole food. From Creole Fried Catfish Baskets to Charleston Creole Gumbo to Crawfish Tacos, Charleston Caribbean Creole has it all. The food truck is normally stationed at 3316 Ashley Phosphate Road but occasionally travels to other areas around the Charleston area. Check out their online calendar to see where you can catch them next.
Who knew James Island was home to some of the best Creole/Cajun food in Charleston? Gillie’s Seafood, located at 805 Folly Road, has an extensive Creole menu. Try their Seafood Purloo, Okra Gumbo or Catfish Charleston – you won’t be disappointed.