Jazz Fest on a Budget: Food for $5 and Under

You can buy a Mango Freeze for only $5.


At Jazz Fest, there’s always so much to eat, but we know things can quickly add up. Sometimes you only have a couple of bucks, to bite into some of the best food the fest has to offer. We roamed the Fairgrounds to put together a bountiful list of great food items for the budget-conscious festival-goer.

If you’re heading to the fest on a tight budget, here is a list of items you can buy for $5 and under:

Food Area I

Joyce’s Lemonade
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade$3
Fruit Salad$4

WWOZ Community Radio
Mango Freeze – $5

Vucinovich’s Restaurant
Half Stuffed Artichoke – $5

Papa Ninety Catering
Boudin Link – $4
Fried Boudin Balls – 3 for $5

Stuf Hapn Event Catering
Potato Salad – $3

Burks & Douglas
Blackberry Cobbler – $5

Ten Talents Catering
Sweet Potato Pone – $4

Squeal’s Smoke Street Catering
Smokey Bacon Greens – $5

Smitty’s Seafood Restaurant
Spicy Boiled Potatoes – $3

Congresso Cubano
Paleta de Cafe con Leche (Coffee Ice Pop) – $4

Ms. Linda’s Catering
Fried Pork Chop Sandwich$5
Traditional Bread Pudding w/ Rum Sauce$4

Sunshine Concessions
Rosemint Herbal Ice Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)
Mandarin Orange Herbal Ice Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)
Regular Iced Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)

See also: Mango Freeze: The Jazz Fest Cult Classic

Food Area II

Sunshine Concessions
Rosemint Herbal Ice Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)
Mandarin Orange Herbal Ice Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)
Regular Iced Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)

New Orleans Coffee Company

Hot Cafe au Lait (12 oz.) – $3
Iced Cafe au Lait – $4 (16 oz.) / $5 (24 oz.)
Black Iced Coffee – $4 (16 oz.) / $5 (24 oz.)
Frozen Cafe au Lait (16 oz.) – $5

Husing
Key Lime Tart – $5

Mona’s Cafe
Greek Salad – $4

Ajun Cajun
Crabstick and Cucumber Salad – $5
Seaweed and Cucumber Salad – $5

Jamila’s Cafe
Tunisian Salad – $5

Loretta’s Authentic Pralines
Traditional Calas (Rice Fritters) – 3 for $4
Sweet Potato Calas – 3 for $5
Praline-Stuffed Beignet – $5
Pralines (Pecan, Coconut, Chocolate, or Rum Flavor) – $3

The Praline Connection
Fried Okra w/ Ranch Dressing – $5

Fatty’s Cracklins
Cracklins$5
Fried Sweet Potato Chips$5

Cottage Catering
White Chocolate Bread Pudding – $5

Creole’s Lunch House
Creole’s Stuffed Bread – $5
Sausage, Pepperoni and Mozzarella Stuffed Bread – $5

Congo Square

Palmer’s Jamaican Cuisine
Curry Chicken Pattie – $5

Gambian Foods
Grilled Veggie Pita – $5
Couscous w/Yogurt Sauce – $5

Bennachin Restaurant
Poulet Fricassee (Chicken on a Stick) – $4

Marie’s Sugar Dumplings
Bacon Pecan Square – $5
Sweet Potato Pie – $5
Banana Nut Bread – $4

Strawberry Lemonade
Strawberry Lemonade – $5

See Also: Jazz Fest 2019: See the complete day-by-day lineup

Heritage Square

Sunshine Concessions
Rosemint Herbal Ice Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)
Mandarin Orange Herbal Ice Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)
Regular Iced Tea – $4 (24 oz.) / $5 (32 oz.)

Cafe du Monde
Beignets – 3 for $4
Hot Cafe au Lait (12 oz.) – $3
Iced Cafe au Lait (16 oz.) – $5
Milk or Chocolate Milk – $2

Ba Mien Vietnamese Cuisine
Beef Skewer – $5
Shrimp Skewer – $5

Minnie Pearl Pies & Pastries
Sweet Potato Pie – $5
Coconut Pie – $5
German Chocolate Cake – $5
Red Velvet Cake – $5

Down Home Creole Cookin’
Peach Cobbler – $5

Around the Grounds

Loretta’s Authentic Pralines
Pralines (Pecan, Coconut, Chocolate, Rum Flavor) – $3
Sweet Potato Cookies – $3
Praline Shoe Soles – $5

Gallo & Marks
Strawberry Smoothies (Small) – $4

Francofonte Catering, LLC
Cup or Cone of Gelato/Sorbetto – $5

Angelo’s Bakery
Chocolate Éclair – $5
Cream Puff – $5
Coconut Macaroons – $4
Brownie w/ Pecans – $4

Jumbo Peanut Company
Fresh Roasted Jumbo Peanuts – $3
Glazed Pecans – $3

Plum St. Sno-Balls
Sno-ball (Cherry, Bubble Gum, Lemon-Lime, Grape, Strawberry, Pineapple, Chocolate, Coconut, Ice Coffee, Ice Cream, Nectar Cream) – $4
Add Condensed Milk – $1
Sugar Free Sno-Ball (Pink Lemonade, Raspberry) – $5

Cultural Exchange Pavilion

Carmo
Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) – 3 for $5

*Based on 2019 Jazz Fest pricing