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!
Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM Closed Tuesdays
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.
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.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum opens a new exhibit on your computer! Creole Chefs of New Orleans is now online and ready for you to explore.
Director of Education Jennie Merrill shares a few highlights from the 2017 Summer Kids Culinary Camp.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum wraps up the last of the summer programming and looks to the fall.
Our theme for Middle School Week was New Orleans Restaurants, and we had a great time recreating some of the famous dishes from around the city.
The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center was the stage for a delightful panel discussion focusing on women in the culinary field, part of the Yes Ma'am series of events held in New Orleans on June 15 by the John Besh Foundation.
The Museum of the American Cocktail hosted the annual State of the Art fundraiser on July 18th, celebrating independent American spirits with local bartenders and their delicious cocktails.
Our fifth week of camp was jam packed with fun and cooking all revolving around our board game inspired themes!
Many thanks to the sponsors of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.