With over 60+ food and drink vendors, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is known for its often exclusive food. Though the festival had to cancel this year due to Covid-19, there are a few ways to get in on the once-a-year goodness at home, and our list of Jazz Fest food and drink vendors is the perfect place to start. Place an order online, or swing by these restaurants for takeout, and get ready to have a fest feast all weekend long from home. You might even go so far as to arrange your home à la the festival grounds, perhaps with Food Area 1 set up in the kitchen, Heritage Square in the laundry room - you get the gist. Each order will support a local restaurant, even more of a reason to splurge on a few extra crawfish pies. Browse the vendors virtually with our guide, organized by area as the festival would have it.
Food Area 1
Crawfish Bread, Sausage Jalapeno Bread, Shrimp Bread
Available by Mail Order
Muffuletta, Vegetarian Muffuletta, Roast Beef-Po-Boy, Turkey Giardiniera Po-Boy, and Turkey Giardiniera Salad
DiMartino’s (Multiple Locations) - 11am-8pm
Available for delivery or takeout
Bolied Crawfish, Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee, Spicey Boiled Potatoes
Smitty’s Seafood Restaurant
Available for Takeout Only
Crawfish Sack, Oyster Pattie, Crawfish Beignets
Available for takeout at Slidell Facility (127 Cleveland Ave.) on Friday, April 25 and Saturday April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dishes sold individually or as combination plates. Order day of at Patton's or by email (JazzFestToGo2020@pattons.com)
Fried Shrimp Po-Boy, Fried Oyster Po-Boy, Fried, Paneed Chicken Po-Boy, Stuffed Artichoke (Limited Based on Availability)
Available for takeout and delivery.
While the Mango Freeze is a Jazz Fest exclusive, you can make the Mango Freeze at home with this recipe.
Food Area II
Fried Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boy & Fried Catfish Po-Boy
Available for takeout
Spicy Meat Pie, Crawfish Pie, Broccoli & Cheese Pie, Mini Shrimp & Andouille Pies
Mrs. Wheat’s Food
Available by mail order in quantities of four, 12, or 48
New Orleans Coffee Company
Available for takeout or from a local grocery store
Crawfish Strudel, White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Caluda’s Cottage Catering
Available for takeout at their bakery in Harahan and also at a pop up together with Big River Foods for distribution at Mahony’s Original Po-Boys & Seafood in the French Quarter on April 23, 24, 25, 30 & May 1, 2. from 3-7 p.m. each day where dishes will be purchased cold and can be heated at home. Also available to ship nationally in large quantities.
Pheasant Quail & Andouille Gumbo, Corn & Crab Bisque, Crawfish Enchilada
Available for takeout from their location in Lafayette, LA. Their Phesant Quail & Andoulle Gumbo will also be available to order online at the Pythian Market pop-up for limited time curbside pickup and delivery on April 23, 24, 25, 30 and May 1, 2.
While traditionally serving BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp Remoulade Po-Boy, Cajun Chicken & Tasso with Creole Rice, TJ Gourmet will be serving their take on another traditional Jazz Fest favorite to order online at the Pythian Market pop-up for limited time curbside pickup and delivery on April 23, 24, 25, 30 and May 1, 2.
Gyro Sandwich, Falafel Sandwich, Hummus & Tabouli w/ Pita, Greek Garden Salad
Available for takeout at any of their multiple locations
Kajun Kettle Foods
Available at a pop up together with Caluda's Cottage Catering for distribution at Mahony’s Original Po-Boys & Seafood in the French Quarter on April 23, 24, 25, 30 & May 1, 2. from 3-7 p.m. each day. Dishes will be purchased cold and can be heated at home. Also available to ship nationally in large quantities.
Shrimp Yakisoba (Pan Fried Noodles), Yakiniku Po-Boy (Garlic Rib-Eye), Crabstick & Cucumber Salad, Seaweed & Cucumber Salad
Available for delivery and takeout
Tagine of Lamb (Lamb Stew w/ Basamati Rice); Merguez (Grilled Lamb Sausage); Crawfish, Spinach & Zucchini Bisque; Tunisian Salad
Available for takeout or you can find the crawfish bisque in the prepared foods section of Lagenstein’s
Available for takeout
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines
Available for online order and delivery in original, chocolate, rum, peanut butter, and coconut
Jama-Jama (Sauteed Spinach), Fried Plantains, Poulet Fricassee (Chicken on a Stick)
Available for takeout only
Beignets, Cafe Au Last (Hot, Iced, Frozen), Milk, Chocolate Milk
Cafe du Monde
Order a box of beignet mix and a can of chicory coffee from the Cafe du Monde website to satisfy your sweet tooth. The airport location is currently open for takeout if you must have your fix.
Around the Grounds
Angelo Broacto’s Gelato
Angelo Broacto’s Gelateria is currently closed, but many of the shop’s gelatos and pastries can be found at local grocery stores such as Robert’s and Rouses.
Sno-Balls, Sugar-Free Sno-balls
Plum Street Snoballs
Both the Uptown location on Plum Street and Metairie location in Lafreniere Park are open for takeout, just when we needed a cool, sweet treat
Jumbo Lucky Dog
Open in the New Orleans airport or for large quantity orders online
Ralph's on the Park
Enjoy a Jazz Fest-inspired meal of crawfish pasta, soft shell crab po-boy, or jazzy jambalaya this Thursday-Saturday.
Now offering a Cochon de Lait Po-Boy Kits, Crawfish Monica, red beans and rice, and more to recreate a little bit of Jazz Fest at home through Saturday.
Copeland's of New Orleans
Check out the Jazz Fest options from Copeland's this weekend, which include crawfish bread, crab beignets, jambalaya pasta, lemonade, and more.