North Hollywood’s Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen Permanently Closes
Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen just announced their permanent restaurant closure. *sad face* Louisiana-native, Krimsey Jones first opened her restaurant in 2016 to introduce LA vegans to the flavors of traditional Cajun food. Krimsey’s is actually the world’s very first Cajun vegan restaurant––how awesome is that? But after cooking up mouthwatering Cajun Jambalaya, Okra Gumbo, and New Orleans Poboys for the past few years, Krimsey’s will be closing their doors to the public.
When we talked to Krimsey Jones, she expressed that her decision was influenced by the pandemic, but she ultimately decided to close because she needed a break. “The decision to close was a positive decision for me. I haven't had a true day off in years. As we gained popularity, I set aside my personal needs in order to work harder and continue meeting the growing demands of the restaurant. I took great honor in creating and maintaining a safe space for our Krewe, LGBTQ+ community, people of color, plant-based eaters, and anyone else who just needed a space to exist in warmth and love without judgement or questioning.” said Jones.
One thing we love about Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen is how vocal they were about their ethical beliefs. From their gender-neutral bathrooms and Pride Poboys to their Instagram posts advocating for animal liberation, they showed the world that you don’t have to be silent about your beliefs to run a successful business.
So, will Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen ever re-open again? Jones shared, “I'm almost certain we'll be back. I see massive potential in this restaurant concept, and I will be over-the-moon thrilled to work with the right group to revive it when the time comes. This isn't the end.”
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