The 17th annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans is just a few days away and we couldn’t be more excited. One of the many special things about this festival is the homage it pays to the tasty indigenous flavors New Orleans has to offer with their Forked Up Food Court. This unique experience features some of the top chefs in the city offering up NOLA classics in street food form. We’ve done our research and pulled together five food vendors you shouldn’t pass up. You’re welcome.
BLUE OAK BBQ
We’ve only heard good things about this place and the never ending line wrapped around their brick and mortar location should be enough evidence to prove it. Named New Orleans’ best BBQ, we know Blue Oak will bring their A-game to the Voodoo grounds this weekend with flavorful brisket, smoked chicken and ribs that fall off the bone. Stop by, say hello and grab yourself a plate.
This legendary establishment has been operating for more than 100 years and is known to both locals and tourists for its creative fusion of traditional New Orleans cuisine and modern fare. At Voodoo, Ernst Café offers up their take on classic street food including crawfish nachos, roast beef debris, po boys and more.
CRÊPES À LA CART
If 50 varieties of sweet and savory crêpes have won over the hearts and tastebuds of students from nearby Tulane and Loyola Universities, we’re sure Crêpes à la Cart will have you begging for more too. From the simple Swiss cheese to crêpes that are mistaken for s’mores, this local favorite offers something for everyone. Don’t let their small cart fool you, these crêpes come fully loaded. Yum!
This NOLA staple, like many, is passionate about sourcing local ingredients. But what sets Boucherie apart from the rest is their commitment to smoking, curing, aging, and preparing all their meats in-house. If you’re looking for flavors that truly embody New Orleans culture, stop by Boucherie. Whatever is slated to be on their official Voodoo menu – fingers crossed for BBQ Shrimp Po Boys – is sure to be delicious.
Bratz Y’all! combines delicious German inspired recipes with a touch of New Orleans style. The Drunk Pig and the Nola Schnitzel (a New Orleans schnitzel po-boy) come highly recommended. If that isn’t enough to convince you, Bratz Y’all! won best Pork Po-Boy and Best Sausage Po-Boy at a New Orleans po-boy festival this past weekend.