Food Truck Friday: The Gumbeaux Guys
Food trucks have flourished around the Northland, becoming a summer favorite at festivals, breweries, and more.
The Gumbeaux Guys bring Cajun cuisine to the Twin Ports.
“I grew up with a mom that cooked amazing food and really inspired me to follow down that path,” owner James Reed said. “Now that we live up in the Northland, I really wanted to bring those flavors and all that up here and really share our food and our culture with the Northland.”
They make a traditional chicken and sausage gumbo, shrimp and grits, muffuletta sandwich, a fried shrimp po’ boy, red beans and rice, and even dessert with pecan pralines.
“These are just really five of the main dishes that really, really kind of shaped Louisiana,” Reed said.
His food takes hours to make because it starts with a roux that has to cook down for a long time.
“Being from the South, food is a huge part of our culture,” he said. “It brings people together. It makes everything better.”