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.
Located inside the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (and included in your admission!) is The Museum of the American Cocktail's New Orleans Collection and La Galerie de l'Absinthe. Be sure to check our program calendar to see what we'll be offering during your visit in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
- In the SoFAB Kitchen
- New Orleans and Louisiana Cooking Classes
- Kids Programs
- Entrepreneurship and Mentorship
Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM Closed Tuesdays
Holiday Hours: SoFAB will be closed the following days for the holidays:
- Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
- December 24-26th
- Closing Early (2 PM) on December 31
- January 1, 2018
Bringing a group? See our Group Visit Page to enhance your visit.
- Adults: $10.50 per person
- Students (with ID), Military, and Seniors over 60: $5.25 per person
- Children Under 12 (with an adult): Free
Street parking is available, or you can take the St. Charles Streetcar line to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and walk three blocks to Oretha C. Haley Boulevard.
A message from our fearless leader as we come to the end of 2017...
Without the teams of wonderful volunteers that help at all of our events, we would be a much different organization!
Happy Thanksgiving from the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library!
SoFAB's Education Director Jennie Merrill is getting excited for the last Kids in the Kitchen programs of 2017!
Culinaria Director Pepper Bowen explores the impact of genetrification on grocery stores, restaurants, and food access for all.
In 2018, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum celebrates 10 years of being open! We kicked off the year of celebrations on Wednesday, October 25th with a slew of awards, speakers, and cheese.
SoFAB's fourth annual Cirque de Cuisine was a great success this year! Everyone enjoyed seeing behind the walls of the French Quarter and exploring the beautiful kitchens.
SoFAB's Oral History Intern, Rachel Wallace, is running an oral history project on king cake and looking for participants to share stories of King Cake, Mardi Gras, and more!
Liz Williams contemplates the world of Italian products, American terroir, and culture.
The SoFAB Pantry has made some updates this summer! Check out what we're excited to have on the shelves this fall, and get ready to add to your own cookbook collection.
Many thanks to the sponsors of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.