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Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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Address: 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone Number:
+1 504-569-0405
11:00 - 17:30
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting "museum"

This is not a museum, in the traditional sense (to me at least) but it's an interesting collection of historical items about food and beverages common in New Orleans and the... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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Boerne, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
new jersey
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118 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is not a museum, in the traditional sense (to me at least) but it's an interesting collection of historical items about food and beverages common in New Orleans and the south. We went through the displays before eating at the wonderful restaurant in the same building.

Thank na07950
New Orleans, LA
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94 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The SoFB Museum has been in its new location since 2014. Previously it was located at the Riverwalk Market Place. While the Museum is basically self-paced and on your own, if you time it right, you might catch a lecture as I did on a Saturday at 2:00pm. This week's lecture on healthy foods and eating was presented by Nicola,... More 

1 Thank LAGNewOrleans_LA
New Jersey
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This museum definitely exceeded our expectations! First of all, if you can do the cooking demonstration. It was $40 per person and was a 3 course meal, and also included free admission to the museum (which I believe is usually $11) plus a 30 min private tour of the museum. We were the only 3 signed up on our Monday... More 

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Westchester, New York
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I've been to New Orleans dozens of times so I was searching out new and different things to do. Came across the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on trip advisor and decided to check it out. We had gone to the WW II museum and it looked nearby so we walked over. (The walk was a bit longer than I... More 

1 Thank hhenkind
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Quite unique museum dedicated to southern cooking and spirits. The exhibits are interesting and informative. It's organized by different southern states and their respective cuisines. Liked the BBQ and smoked meat sections of the museum. I would have expected more history of how creole and Cajun foods originated and evolved. Significant part of the museum is dedicated to the founder... More 

2 Thank highwoodkevin
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The SFBM gives the low down on the history of local food (know the difference between Cajun and Creole? they do) and cocktails. And a overview of southern food with displays from the "Southern" states. The Monday or Thursday cooking lesson and lunch, or any special event they put on is definitely worth it. Great fun place.

Thank david r
El Cerrito, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A small place with lots of information including sections of different historical food items. Food by states including Georgia, LA, Mississippi etc. I enjoyed the area for cocktails and alcohol (though not a drinker) including all sorts of bourbons and cocktail glasses. Even goo goo clusters were represented in the food section! We happened to be there at a time... More 

Thank lschoof
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194 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This museum has tributes to individual southern states and their specialities. Included are an Absinthe Bar collection, a tribute to Al Copeland (Popeye's), a Martini Bar wall, exhibit from Tujague's Restaurant, and much, much more. They have a small gift area (where they really need to sell pralines!).

Thank Canterqueen
Kemah, Texas
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147 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped at this museum when I was riding the St. Charles Ave. streetcar. The museum is a good walk from the streetcar stop. I walked down MLK and back to the stop a couple streets over. The neighborhood isn't great. On part of the hike back, there weren't sidewalks. In the museum, there are lots of displays grouped, in... More 

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