Learn the Benefits of Eating Bugs at Bug Appétit

Dare to eat bugs at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

If you’re looking to try a new adventure in eating, you’ll find some interesting bugs on the menu at Bug Appétit — the creative bug cafe inside Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

Bug chefs find interesting ways to incorporate edible insects in exotic creations every day at the cafe. The local trailblazers champion the health benefits and sustainability of eating insects.

Animal collections curator Zack Lemann says an interest in entomophagy — or the practice of insect eating– has spiked in the U.S. Lemann says he’s even some restaurants around the country start to serve insects on the menu.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages guests to use all five senses throughout 70 live animal exhibits. The facility is North America’s largest museum devoted to insects.

Lemann shows us a few dishes guests can try at Bug Appétit and explains the benefits of bug eating.

For more information about the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, visit the website.

Created in partnership with Audubon Nature Institute