There are a sea of culinary goodies at Tulsa’s Mother Road Market – so many great options that you may get overwhelmed with sheer possibility. But one restaurant you won’t want to skip over is LeRoux’s Kitchen.

Armed with the mission of “translating love through food,” LeRoux is brimming with Creole offerings you can’t find just anywhere. The restaurant, owned and operated by New Orleans native Renauld Porter and partner Gabriela Castañeda, began as a catering business. After the pair participated in the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation’s Kitchen 66 kickstarter program, LeRoux’s gained a permanent spot in the dining hall. 

Entrees include seafood gumbo, shrimp gumbo, and honey jalapeno baskets, both fish and chicken. If you want to try something you probably haven’t noshed before, the yakamein is a reliable venture; the beef noodle soup comes with half a hard-boiled egg and chopped green onions, and you can also add shrimp. Vegans should keep an eye on the restaurant’s social media pages – they often provide options on rotation with zero animal byproducts. Sides and sweets round out the offerings. Try jalapeno cornbread, jambalaya, gumbo or lanyap fries, usually loaded with Creole goodness on top. Or satiate your sweet tooth with banana or bread pudding. No matter what you choose, you won’t go wrong.

Photo courtesy LeRoux’s Kitchen

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