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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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Off the beaten path

But worth the travel! An interesting museum featuring southern foods...and highlights by state... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Ann H
Hayward, California
Thanks for the demonstation luncheon and personal tour.

If you are an individual that enjoys good southern food, and really likes to enhance the experience... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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  • Terrible1%
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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
+1 504-569-0405
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

But worth the travel! An interesting museum featuring southern foods...and highlights by state, what specialty foods each state is known for, including food production or agriculture, Special antique utensils and cookware, and even processes. And the best part is there is a restaurant and bar...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you are an individual that enjoys good southern food, and really likes to enhance the experience by understanding the roots of the development of both creole cuisine and New Orleans cuisine, then sign up for one of the demonstration luncheons which is a three...More

Thank dsjgbaf
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had an evening reception here. The museum is small, displaying typical foods, cooking methods, and utensils for each state. The museum would be most interesting for those into the culinary arts. Their reception eating area was best suited for about 30 people, so our...More

Thank BILL C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small fascinating history of the South's cuisine. From Popeye's chicken to the history of absinthe and all points in between it makes for a delightful visit. Toup's cafe right next door had a fabulous lunch. I recommend the shrimp po boy. So...More

1  Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is really small but done pretty well. It has designated areas for each state located in "The south." It has a restaurant attached to compliment the museum. We attended on a day in which there was food cooking demonstration by a local chef....More

Thank Cory H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It pains me to write this. I expected to love the SoFAB, now in its permanent home on OCH Blvd. New Orleans is the perfect venue for such a museum. But this has a slapped together feel, very un-curated, and not in a good way....More

2  Thank NOmadfolk2
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This museum was so interesting, I have never see another one before! It covers history of food and barbeque in the southern states, as well as brewing. There is also a wall with the history of the cocktail and an absinthe exhibit. Very unique and...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a great and unique place. If you have any interest in food and beverages this is a nostalgic walk on that side of your interest. The tour guide was a wealth of information and I could have stayed there for hours listening to her....More

Thank ljcog
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting museum. There was a lot of information on the history of the cocktail and some exhibits on the history of food in the south. It's a fun place to spend a little time. Friendly staff too.

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you love food culture then it's a great and unique experience not to be missed! Be sure to schedule the cooking class! It includes wonderful details on the history New Orleans food scene, yummy food and a really great tour of the museum!

Thank mab561
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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