Southern Food & Beverage Museum55 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum keeps the food culture and history of Southern food alive by arranging tours, lectures and demos that get you familiar with the southern palate, flavours and even getfirsthand recipes of some popular iconic southern dishes like Jambalaya.
The highlight is the history of cocktails. The museum has a rare gallery/collection of Absinthe that shows the history of probably the most popular and mystical drink of all times.
Entrance Ticket Details For Southern Food & Beverage Museum
- Adults: USD 10.50 per person.
- Students (with ID), Military, and Seniors over age 60: USD 5.25 per person.
- Children Under 12 years (with an adult): Free.
- Group Rates and Activities are available upon request.
Southern Food & Beverage Museum Hours
- Field Trips and Group Tours can be scheduled when the museum is closed. Please contact the place for more information.
How to Reach Southern Food & Beverage Museum
- By Bus: O C Haley at M L King
- By Tram: St Charles at Melpomene
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi.
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0.88% of people who visit New Orleans include Southern Food & Beverage Museum in their plan
66.67% of people start their Southern Food & Beverage Museum visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Southern Food & Beverage Museum
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Southern Food & Beverage Museum Reviews & Ratings
The aisles can be a bit narrow, and I am not sure this is a good place for small children, but this is an interesting museum highlighting the foods and cuisines of the Southern part of the US. It seems like a monumental task, and some visitors think they have their own connections and can be upset when they are not represented. It just seems like a lot of stuff crammed into a space that is increasingly becoming too small for all of this. Parking in the area can be an issue.
The exhibits were so well done and so fun to see and read about! Every Southern state was represented. There were lots of cool food-related antiques. It's not a huge museum but is packed with stuff to see. It could take you a few hours to get through if you wanted to read it all. There happened to be an event open to the public in the kitchen-classroom that day and that was a nice space too.
I liked the museum, especially the Popeye's exhibit and the photo exhibit on food scarcity. Took a star off because while I was waiting at bus stop, the estaurant staff who also was waiting with me was on his cell phone talking trash about my daughters who asked if there were any vegetarian options and when he said no, they asked if he had any suggestions, and he was going off about them to whomever he was talking to on the phone. Not cool
This is a great resource for foodies, food lovers, (food) history buffs, and anybody in the service sector who wants to learn more about it. Keep an eye out for chef presentations for culinary display and demonstrations! It costs 10 dollars and change to get in the museum and you can wander back to the demo kitchen in the back when you start smelling some thing really good being cooked.
Very cool collection of vintage food and beverage memorabilia and ephemera, with solid informational placards. I know it's new-ish and actively growing its collection, but it really shines when it goes in depth on a particular subject like absinthe or Dooky Chase. If it went deeper rather than wider in what it covered it would get that extra star. Still super worth it if you enjoy food culture or packaging design.