With 60+ food and drink vendors, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is known for its often exclusive eats. 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 dine-in or takeout, and get ready to have a fest feast all weekend long from home. 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. Tune into WWOZ this October for Festing in Place to hear songs from Jazz Fests past, or attend a show in person with NOLAxNOLA this October 7-17.

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Jazz Fest Food Vendors

Food Area 1

Crawfish Bread, Sausage Jalapeno Bread, Shrimp Bread

Panorama Foods 
Available by Mail Order

Muffuletta, Roast Beef-Po-Boy, and Turkey Giardiniera Po-Boy

DiMartino’s (Multiple Locations)
Available for delivery or takeout

Boiled Shrimp, Spicy Boiled Potatoes

Smitty’s Seafood Restaurant 
Available for Takeout

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Crawfish Beignets, Patton’s Caterers
Crawfish Sack, Oyster Pattie, Crawfish Beignets

Patton’s Caterers
Available for takeout at Slidell Facility (127 Cleveland Ave.) on October 8, 9, 15, and 16 (drive thru)

Mango Freeze

You’ll typically only find this icy treat at festivals, but you can make the Mango Freeze at home with this recipe

Food Area II

Fried Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boy & Fried Catfish Po-Boy

Galley Seafood
Available for takeout

Spicy Meat Pie, Crawfish Pie, Mini Shrimp & Andouille Pies

Mrs. Wheat’s Food
Available by mail order in quantities of four, 12, or 48

Iced Coffee

New Orleans Coffee Company
Available from a local grocery store

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Catfish Po-Boy, The Galley
BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy, Shrimp Remoulade Po-Boy

TJ Gourmet
Stop by TJ Gourmet at the Pythian Market for BBQ shrimp po-boy, shrimp remoulade po-boy, cajun chicken & tasso with Creole rice, and other festival favorites available to go.

Gyro Sandwich, Falafel Sandwich, Hummus & Tabouli w/ Pita, Greek Garden Salad

Mona’s Cafe
Available for takeout at any of their multiple locations 

Shrimp Yakisoba (Pan Fried Noodles), Yakiniku Po-Boy (Garlic Rib-Eye), Crabstick & Cucumber Salad, Seaweed & Cucumber Salad

Ajun Cajun
Available for delivery and takeout

Tagine of Lamb (Lamb Stew w/ Basmati Rice); Merguez (Grilled Lamb Sausage); Crawfish, Spinach & Zucchini Bisque; Tunisian Salad

Jamila’s Cafe
Available for dine-in or takeout 

Cuban Sandwich

Canseco’s Market
Available for takeout

Loretta’s Authentic Pralines

Loretta’s Pralines
Available for online order and delivery in original, chocolate, rum, peanut butter, and coconut

Congo Square

Jama-Jama (Sauteed Spinach), Fried Plantains, Poulet Fricassee (Chicken on a Stick)

Available for dine-in or takeout

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Beignets from Cafe du Monde

Heritage Square

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. Or, head to one of their many locations in the New Orleans area for your fix.​

Around the Grounds

Angelo Broacto’s Gelato

Head to Brocato’s for their signature gelato and pastries. 

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Roman Chewing Candy
Roman Chewing Candy

Roman Chewing Candy Company
Available via mail order, Roman Chewing Candy is a New Orleans classic that dates back over 100 years.

Jumbo Lucky Dog

Lucky Dogs
Open in the New Orleans airport.