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Southern Food and Beverage Museum

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
+1 504-569-0405
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Make reservations in advance for Monday cooking classes

We rode the Charles Street streetcar here, then walked a couple of blocks north. The museum has... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
Amazing Place--even for teens

Fun and friendly place with displays from southern states, focused on their foods and drinks. Even... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
Myra L
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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
+1 504-569-0405
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We rode the Charles Street streetcar here, then walked a couple of blocks north. The museum has moved from its spot on the river and expanded into a great open space. There are exhibits of 3D artifacts chronicling the culinary contributions of each Southern state,...More

Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Fun and friendly place with displays from southern states, focused on their foods and drinks. Even fast food that originated in the South, like Popeyes. I learned about chicory and absinthe, which I've always been curious about. There's a cute bar and restaurant attached and...More

Thank Myra L
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Quite a little gem! Varied displays of all types of southern food, from rice, alcohol, BBQ, creative food photography, cookbooks, sugar cube city, well known area restaurant paraphernalia, past presidential table settings. Food samples are not a part of the museum, but a small restaurant...More

Thank Peach58731
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came for the cooking demonstration and museum tour. For $40/person, it was a great value. The dishes were yummy (tomato salad remoulade, jambalaya, bananas foster) and it was nice to also get a history lesson while it was cooked. The museum...More

Thank Ligaya M
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Thank you to all of SOFAB Well done! Love the place and eager to visit the Library tomorrow. Long over due The sky is the limit

Thank clboak
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The museum itself left a lot to be desired with a professionally done cocktail exhibit, cheesy state by state tables with some typos, some really fascinating stuff like an exhibit on St Joseph's Altars and the "Katrina food cart" all scattered randomly around a big...More

Thank gashrink
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

It's too bad that this museum isn't located closer to other tourist attractions, because it is so interesting! It is well worth the taxi or uber ride over. The cocktail portion has a lot of interesting artifacts and displays. Food is such a large part...More

Thank Bobbi C
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

How cool is this museum! The exhibits are great & from all the Southern States. The Modernist Culinary Photo exhibit was breathtaking - vivid and fascinating. They have a demo kitchen and the day we were there the staff was cooking jambalaya - it smelled...More

Thank NOLATravellers
Reviewed 18 September 2015

On Oretha Haley Blvd across from the Baptist Church near MLK is the Southern Food Museum. It’s an oddly situated, out of the way building approached slowly over the post-Katrina rutted and gouged streets. Through the plate glass windows one peers at an apparent jumble...More

1  Thank Wladovich
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

The food & beverage museum is a bold idea. Southern food and Beverage museum (SoFAB) has a good display of liquor exhibits and rich history of New Orleans food. You can see the exhibits of the history of Antoine's, the first restaurant in New Orleans...More

1  Thank kwabena A
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Kristina L
27 September 2017|
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Response from NOmadfolk2 | Reviewed this property |
Under an hour. It's one big open room, about the size of a car or furniture showroom, maybe 8-10,000 square feet.
29 September 2016|
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Response from Canterqueen | Reviewed this property |
We were there when they opened so were able to get parking right in front on the street.
28 May 2016|
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Response from Peach58731 | Reviewed this property |
A small one