After the International District’s Viet Cajun restaurant became a takeaway only during the COVID-19 pandemic Lobster King now offers a loaded lobster cooking kit to take away with almost all the supplies you need. It contains a pound each of snow crabs, lobsters, clams, and shrimp; eight pieces of corn and potatoes; two andouille sausages; Cajun spices, bibs and gloves – and a large metal pot for cooking. It is priced at $ 100 and can be picked up all weekend.
In Louisiana, Easter coincides with the peak of the lobster harvest, and under normal circumstances, many of them will be seen over the holiday weekend. While the dish isn’t as ubiquitous in Seattle, places like Crawfish King – which has been around for more than a decade – have brought some Gulf Coast traditions to the north. “It’s a tradition for our family to come together with lots of food and seafood on every vacation,” says Julie Nyguyen, co-owner of the restaurant. “With Easter around the corner, we want our customers to enjoy seafood cooking at home as they can’t share the in-store celebrations.”
Crawfish King is also one of many places in town trying to find attractive take away options that include large family meals while ordering from Washington at home. Although it sells whiskey and martini glasses with its take-away liquor kits in addition to Cure Cocktail in Capitol Hill, it appears to be one of the few that sells kitchenware as well.