[Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival, Facebook]

Top 10 Food Vendors to Try at Bayou Boogaloo This Year

07:00 May 07, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is quite a unique festival to New Orleans, considering festival-goers can purchase tickets for on land or by water. Bayou Boogaloo will take place this year from May 17-19. This is a festival where you can walk the grounds of Mid-City or float through the waters of Bayou St. John, enjoying live music, entertainment, arts, and food.

It wouldn't be a New Orleans festival without various food vendors. Without further ado, here are 10 food vendors that will be at Bayou Boogaloo and that you need to try.

10 Can't Miss Bayou Boogaloo Food Vendors

1. Ajun Cajun

8433 Oak St., (504) 866-7077


[Ajun Cajun, Facebook]

Combining Japanese food with a New Orleans flare, Ajun Cajun perfectly incorporates these two cuisines to make delicious foods. There are so many unique dishes that you can't just find anywhere, including yakiniku po-boys, shogayaki pork po-boys, potato croquette po-boys, and so many other unique creations. They also have many other options like ramen, yakisoba, donburi, and curry. While they offer many meat and seafood options, they offer vegetarian and vegan dishes.

2. Asian Outdoor Kitchen

Food Pop-Up, (504) 236-9226


[Asian Outdoor Kitchen Caterer, Facebook]

Asian Outdoor Kitchen (AOK) is a locally owned food pop-up and catering business that serves authentic Vietnamese food. They cater many different events and festivals around Louisiana like Freret Street Festival, Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Pho Festival, and Bayou Boogaloo. Their pop-ups feature different menus and include items like grilled lemongrass chicken skewers, Korean corn dogs, banh mis, and more. Check out their Instagram @aokcaterer or Facebook @AOK Caterer to stay updated.

3. Bub's NOLA

4413 Banks St., (504) 581-8054


[Bub's NOLA, Instagram]

Bub's NOLA serves some of the juiciest smash burgers around town. This is the place to go if you're looking for traditional, but also unique burgers. Have you ever even heard of a peanut butter burger? If not, now you have because Bub's NOLA has it all. There are also vegetarian and vegan options like the Impossible Burger, grilled cheese, toasted PB&J, and side dishes like fries, brussels sprouts, and onion rings.

4. Clesi's Seafood Restaurant and Catering

4323 Bienville St., (504) 909-0108


[Clesi's Seafood Restaurant & Catering, Facebook]

Clesi's Seafood Restaurant and Catering is the epitome of New Orleans cuisine. This award-winning, family owned restaurant serves up all the delish Cajun dishes including crawfish queso, boudin bites, jambalaya, fried platters, and much more. Check out there seasonal seafood boils with mouthwatering boiled shrimp, crab, crawfish, and all the fixings.

5. Empanola

Various Locations


[Empanola, Facebook]

Empanola combines traditional New Orleans Creole cuisine with a South American staple: empanadas. This fusion of Creole and Latin cuisine makes the most delicious, mouthwatering empanadas. They have a variety of empanada options, including Crawfish Etouffee, Ham & Queso, Spinach & Artichoke, and many more.

6. Fritai

1535 Basin St., (504) 264-7899


[Fritai NOLA, Facebook]

Founded by Chef Charly Pierre, Fritai Haitian Street Food is inspired by Pierre's Haitian cultural ties. Fritai serves traditional Haitian foods like coco-lime sweet plantains, kabrit, legim fey, sos pwa, and more. They also have a variety of different delicious cocktails and drinks. Any meal is made better with their gato, a Haitian dessert, or their passionfruit creme brulee.

7. NOLA Snow Snoballs

908 Harrison Ave., (504) 373-6555


[NOLA Snow Snoballs, Facebook]

As it gets closer to summer, we all know how hot it can get in New Orleans. There's no better way to cool down on a hot day than enjoying an ice cold, sweet treat. NOLA Snow Snoballs also serve other sweet treats like soft serve ice cream cones. NOLA Snow caters any event that you may have in mind, including baby showers, parties, weddings, festivals, fairs. You name it, they cater it!

8. Southerns

Food Truck, (310) 933-7782


[Southerns, Facebook]

Southerns food truck has some of the most delicious, classic Southern staple foods. With mouthwatering boiled crawfish, smoked oxtail, boudin, and their gigantic chicken sandwiches, Southerns has nearly everything you can possibly be looking for. Follow them on Facebook @Southerns or Instagram @southernsfood to be updated on their locations and whereabouts, along with what they will be cooking up that day.

9. T-Swirl Crepe

Various Locations


[T-Swirl Crepe NOLA, Facebook]

Begining in the streets of Japan, T-Swirl Crepe has made it's way all across the United States, including two locations here in New Orleans. T-Swirl Crepe has 28 delicious and unique creations, 30 locations, and over one million crepes sold. T-Swirl has a mix of sweet and savory crepes. They also have gluten free options for those who can't have gluten.

10. Xanh Nola

Food Pop-Up


[Chef Anh Luu, Website]

Xanh Nola combines Vietnamese street with a Cajun twist. This is a food pop-up around the New Orleans area. Different locations of their pop-ups have different menus. Make sure to follow their Instagram @xanhnola to stay up to date with their menus and where they will be popping-up next.

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