On Sunday morning, churches all over New Orleans raise the roofs with the joyous sounds of gospel. Gospel brunches are a perfect way to experience this uplifting, soulful music while enjoy some incredible New Orleans cuisine.
The House of Blues in the French Quarter has been carrying the tradition of gospel brunch for decades. Here you'll find soul-stirring performances and an endless buffet of breakfast favorites, carving stations, and their signature chicken and waffles.
In spite of the fact that gospel adopted the upbeat rhythms honed by jazz artists as both genres emerged in the late 1800s, any instrumentation aside from human voices was once considered sinful. While instruments aren’t considered sinful today, the same can’t be said for some of the items on gospel brunch menus throughout New Orleans.