Gumbo Social


Dontaye Ball, along with his team


San Francisco, 5 miles to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market


Dontaye started Gumbo Social with the goal of making gumbo America’s national dish. When cooking, he draws inspiration from several sources, his grandmother’s cooking, his background in San Francisco restaurant kitchens, and the variety of locally grown produce he sees at farmers markets. Gumbo Social popped up at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market a dozen times, as part of Foodwise’s Building Equity Program, before joining the market permanently in 2023. Gumbo Social enthusiasts can also visit their brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Bayview.


Dontaye sources from local farmers when possible.