Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Southern Food and Beverage Museum
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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.
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  • 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
    191 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
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TYsadventures
Brooklyn, NY889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
WOW! As a food conniseur, this was one of the highlights of my trip. A football field sized room full of food history and memorabillia dedicated to the south.
Ioved every mj m ute of it.

I never knew so much history, brands, and popular fads are Southern. I definitely didn't know Krispy Kreme or Lil Debbie have Southern roots.

Fascinating was how they showcase e d and featured each Southedn state.

Before I realized it a few hours had passed. The entrance is a full flat mzual roll-in glass door. The layout of the museum offers great spacing of the material that using my powerchair was no problem. I was able to fit in every nook and cranny a d did not crash into one bite of which there are many liquor, Absinthe and glassware, it could have been disastrous.

The manager and I had a major conversation about how it all came to be. I saw material about a personal favorite Edna Lewis. This for me was one of, if not, the highlight of my trip so far.
Written 14 June 2024
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ockerman
NWArkansas191 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
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LadyN516
Atlanta, GA95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
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.
Written 29 April 2024
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CydnHank
Chicago, IL152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 1 April 2024
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Todd J
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Many interesting items and much info about food and beverage of the southern states.
Information cards were sometimes placed low and difficult to read
Written 5 February 2024
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NativeCalGal
Santa Cruz, CA144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
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.
Written 24 October 2023
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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
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Songbird865
Pueblo, CO536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 14 August 2023
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Danielle S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I had a wonderful time at the creole cooking class. It was very hands-on and I was able to try several techniques that I’ve read about but not actually done before. The chef-owner and her assistant were friendly, helpful, and inspiring, and the lunch we prepared was delicious. One nice touch is that they take pictures during the class and share them after so your hands remain free to chop and stir and flambé. I’m so glad I took a chance on this as a solo traveler. It was a highlight of my trip.
Written 27 May 2023
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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
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