The New Orleans Roadfood Festival (formerly the Louisiana Roadfood Festival) features food from all over the state and America in one place for you to sample including: Bayou boudin sausage, Cane River meat pies, Catfish and hushpuppies,Gateau sirop and bourbon bread pudding, Jambalaya, crawfish pie, file gumbo and much, much more! There's a crawfish boil and a Beignet Eating Contest.
The festival is held in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 300 to 600 blocks of Royal Street from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's a great street party with more that just great food. Also, on Saturday you can go over to Bourbon Street first for the Louisiana Oyster Jubileeand second line back to the Road Food Festival.
Besides the great food, there are strolling brass bands and soloists, panel discussions roadfood in America. Also, the part of Royal Street where the festival is held has some of the bestantique and art galleries.
When and How Much:
The Louisiana Roadfood Festival takes place on a weekend either in late March or early April. The best part is it's free to the public and all proceeds for food and drinks purchased go to participating restaurants, including New Orleans' own Cafe Reconcile, which provides at-risk kids the opportunity to learn the food service business.
For more information go to the official New Orleans Roadfood Festival Website.