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Southern Food and Beverage Museum

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113-1309
+1 504-569-0405
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The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. SoFAB also hosts special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and tastings that showcase the food and drink of the South.
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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113-1309
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"southern states"
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"popeye's chicken"
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"cooking demonstration"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum seems not to be very well known, but it DEFINITELY is worth a visit if you are interested in food (and beverages). There are lots of artifacts and very engaging displays, which explain how Popeyes was created, the Piggly Wiggly Stores morphed from...More

Thank nevertooold53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is for all ages. They have an entire wall dedicated to alcohol, beverage glasses and bottles. It is fun to read up on the how and whys. There are several areas dedicated to states and what they are known for. Some areas are...More

Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We should have made this our first stop in NOLA. We would have been able to fit in more of the recommended places during our trip. We had a wonderful food demonstration and meal, had a lovely beverage from the restaurant/bar next door - that...More

Thank Christina W
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This museum has a lot to see and a great bar and restaurant attached. I’d recommend registering for a cooking demonstration- you need to do this ahead of time. This was very informative and super delicious!!

Thank hibbardji
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This converted market space is now the home to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, a place where each of the Southern states has a space dedicated to its own products as well as encompassing the American cocktails museum plus special exhibits, a teaching kitchen,...More

Thank PetePope1
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to several cooking schools in NO and the best one, which I attended today was found the the museum. The environment of a museum dedicated to food and drink is a perfect backdrop to kind and kowledgable teaching team. Get out of...More

1  Thank FrancineGingras
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Plus a dose of nostalgia. I did the New Orleans demonstration lunch with mini-lectures and brief tour. Then browsed among the foods and cooking artifacts from Southern states—a big collection. There was stuff on cocktails which I skipped.

Thank capegirardeau
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

There are lots of different cooking classes/demonstrations in New Orleans, but go straight to one at the SFBM instead! The programs are held on Mondays and Thursdays and the one I attended (and I was the only one signed up) was on a Monday and...More

Thank na07950
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Love food history, cocktail history? This is the place for you if you like Southern food. It's about a 15 minute walk from the St. Charles Streetcar line and worth the walk. Check out the rack of sale books -- some that tell you how...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is not in the main tourist areas of the city, but it should not be looked over because of it. This is a nice museum that celebrates the culinary history and culture of the south. There is an area...More

Thank Chris N
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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.
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30 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.
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LindseyElliot
28 May 2016|
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Response from Peach58731 | Reviewed this property |
A small one
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