8 of the Best Restaurants in Buffalo for Cajun and Creole Cuisine [List]
Even though we are thousands of miles from Louisiana, you can still get your cajun and creole cuisine cravings quenched here in Western New York. If you're in the mood for some gumbo or blackened catfish, try one of the 8 spots below. Each of the restaurants has a Google rating of at least 4-stars. If you're new to creole or cajun cuisine you could dive right in and start with alligator lol. Or maybe try a shrimp Po' Boy first (The Bayou does offer an alligator Po' Boy).
When you think of cajun and creole food, it often evokes thoughts of lots of delicious seafood dishes starring softshell crab, shrimp, crawfish, oyster, and catfish. Before you even dig into your plate of food, your nose is delighted by scents of spices like cayenne, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powder, and Old Bay.
Creole cuisine revolves around influences found in Louisiana from populations present in Louisiana before the sale of Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The term Creole describes the population of people in French colonial Louisiana which consisted of the descendants of the French and Spanish upper classes, and over the years the term grew to include native-born slaves of African descent as well as those of mixed racial ancestry. Like the people, Creole food is a blend of the various cultures of New Orleans including West African, French, Spanish, Caribbean, and Native American, among others. ~ Wikipedia
Here are the eight best restaurants in Buffalo that serve Cajun and Creole dishes.