Nov 27, 2023 - Food and Drink

Melba's makes a great New Orleans gumbo

Both Melba's locations are open 24 hours, so you can cure your gumbo craving anytime. Photo: Chelsea Brasted/Axios

Show me a better one-stop-shop in New Orleans. Spoiler: You can't.

  • At Melba's on Elysian Fields, you can get poboys, play some video poker, do your laundry and score a free daiquiri when you buy a book. And of course, there's gumbo, too.

The gumbo ($3.99 for 8oz.) is pleasantly spicy and thick with chicken and sausage.

Worth noting: Melba's also has a location on Tulane Avenue, which opened in 2022. Both are open 24 hours.

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