Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Southern Food and Beverage Museum
4
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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.
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Southern Food and Beverage Museum and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Central City
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Songbird865
    Pueblo, Colorado536 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real hidden gem
    Really great museum that combines the history of Southern cooking and American cocktails. Products from different southern states and their history are displayed. Very well presented and nostalgic. Would love to come back sometime for a cooking class.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • tryan999
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unexpected treat
    We were looking at the map and this place just popped up. We were delighted not only with the museum but with the wealth of information provided by the young woman who was working there. The building has some history to it, and there is interesting overlap with the civil rights history in the city. Recommend very highly for that, but it's also just plain fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 September 2023
  • NativeCalGal
    Santa Cruz, California144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is fun and interesting!
    This was informative and fun! It also houses the Museum of the Cocktail. Great history of both food and drink, broken down into sections by state. There are cooking classes available (both Cajun and Creole, with advance reservation). A group of school kids had been there as we arrived, and they made too much Bananas Foster, so we got free dessert! There are really good books for sale, too. Don't sleep on this! We went right after lunch at Cafe Reconcile, a great segue.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 October 2023
  • CydnHank
    Chicago, Illinois152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real gem
    Small but interesting museum. The cooking class with Chef Dee is a highlight, so check into that! Taking the class also comes with a short presentation by a staff member about some of the exhibits and the history of the building. So glad we had it on our schedule.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2024
  • LadyN516
    Atlanta, Georgia95 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Execution needs work
    I get what they were going for concept-wise but the execution could definitely use some work. The information was interesting but you gotta work for it so pack your patience. I wasn't exactly sure what you had to do to be able to sit in on a cooking demo, that part was not well explained. But the ticket price isn't horrible even without it.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2024
  • ockerman
    194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy a cocktail and reminisce about southern classics and favorites
    We arrived about 90 minutes before closing on a Thursday, found free street parking and had the museum to ourselves. Friendly and knowledgeable Camille gave us an orientation, made us a lovely French 75 and then let us explore the quirky displays. Everything from historic products, iconic dining spots, classic cookware to recipes will bring back memories and make you want to get cooking or perhaps just eating. There are also classes offered for those who may be interested. We picked up a cute tea towel and cookbook as souvenirs and left for a nearby wine shop they recommended.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 May 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles179 reviews
Excellent
88
Very good
50
Average
29
Poor
11
Terrible
1

eatlocal1ofakind
Minneapolis, MN707 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a real find. A museum dedicated to the unique food and beverages from each of the southern states. exhibits show the food origins that make the south. You will learn a lot. An easy walk down MLK Blvd from the St Charles Street car.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Diane
Northern Virginia, VA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
The class was fun. We made appetizer/main and dessert. The chef D was informative and fun. The food was excellent. We also got a history lesson from one of the museum workers about the history of New Orleans and differences in creole and Cajun. We also toured the museum ..it was very well done. Can’t say enough about what a fun experience it was!!!
Written 24 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Veganinthesouth
New Orleans, LA335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This museum is small and doesn’t take a lot of time but has good information. It has areas for each southern state with information on food and drinks from there. Some states have more information then others. They also have a section for popeye chicken and alcohol section. Great activity for a rainy day or to fill up an hour or so of time. There is on street parking that is free and staff was very friendly.
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Donna G
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is how to learn! We signed up for the Cajun Cuisine Class and could not have been happier when the first instructions were to 'wash your hands and tie on your apron'. Workstations and ingredients were so beautifully organized. Chef Dee mixed instructions and stories into the session and time went too quickly. Our group ended up with such a savory meal. The table was set and we enjoyed every bite, all the conversation and laughter. Will absolutely do this again. And again.
Written 28 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SJG
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The cooking class with Chief Dee was the best part of our trip to New Orleans. Food is a huge part of any trip to NO but taking this class let me not only enjoy a 3-course lunch, but also learn how to replicate the tase and experience when I get home. Chief Dee and her sister/sous-chef, Candy, made the class highly entertaining, not in a goofy touristy way, but in a fun relaxing way. The class also includes a terrific discussion of NO's history as told through its food, particularly Creole and Cajun ingredients and preparations. The young woman (whose name I missed!) who talked about history is a terrific story-teller. Highly recommend this museum and their classes!
Written 28 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeffrey L
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a fun little museum. There is a small concise exhibit on foods that each southern state is noted for. My favorite part is the huge wall exhibits on the Museum of the American Cocktail. This was very well done and interesting, with many old alcohol bottles, unique shakers and other bar tools, vintage posters and other unique items. There is a bar that was rescued after Hurricane Katrina where you can have a drink before you go. It is a fun place to visit. Plan 1-2 hours.
Written 20 November 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

cordyroy
Mobile, AL2,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Was looking to kill an hour and found this instead. 3 hours later...
Needless to say we found this museum fascinating. A culinary history of the South with a section on each state featuring food, drinks and info on each. Check out the "Katrina Food Cart"!
Also the American Beverage Museum is contained within with a section on Absinthe.
Even though we were not taking the cooking class, we met Chef Dee who hooked us up with some of the best gumbo ever!
Written 4 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Richnutt
Hinckley, MN43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Excellent tourist level cooking class. Mainly everyone preps the food for the one pot meal. Lots of good cooking techniques are explained to you. The museum was really fun to walk through as it brought back memories of kitchens you may have grown up in.
Written 14 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ockerman
NWArkansas194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We arrived about 90 minutes before closing on a Thursday, found free street parking and had the museum to ourselves. Friendly and knowledgeable Camille gave us an orientation, made us a lovely French 75 and then let us explore the quirky displays. Everything from historic products, iconic dining spots, classic cookware to recipes will bring back memories and make you want to get cooking or perhaps just eating. There are also classes offered for those who may be interested. We picked up a cute tea towel and cookbook as souvenirs and left for a nearby wine shop they recommended.
Written 17 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tryan999
Raleigh, NC35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We were looking at the map and this place just popped up. We were delighted not only with the museum but with the wealth of information provided by the young woman who was working there. The building has some history to it, and there is interesting overlap with the civil rights history in the city. Recommend very highly for that, but it's also just plain fun.
Written 12 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 173
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Southern Food and Beverage Museum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All New Orleans HotelsNew Orleans Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in New Orleans
All things to do in New Orleans
Day Trips in New Orleans
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire