French Quarter Fest 2018: What’s New to Eat this Year

French Quarter Fest is one of the city's biggest festivals for a good reason! The free festival kicking off on April 12 brings together dozens of local restaurants to offer a taste of the city, as well as local music spread out across several stages.

Festival-goers can enjoy food from more than 50 vendors offering delicious options. Swipe through the slideshow for a list of the newest vendors heading to the fest this year, and see what they're offering.

Photo courtesy: Flamingo A-Go-Go

Flamingo A-Go-Go

Festival Location: Riverfront – Kohlmeyer Lawn

Shrimp a-Go-Go – $7
Grilled chicken and ham Cuban – $7
Garlic parmesan fries – $4
Coconut sorbet with honey mango and raspberry – $4

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Photo courtesy: Cafe Dauphine

Café Dauphine

Festival Location: Riverfront – Kohlmeyer Lawn

Cajun seafood eggrolls – $8
Deep fried seafood stuffed bell peppers – $9
Fried green tomato shrimp remoulade stack – $8
Combo Plate: Fried bell pepper, green tomato stack, eggroll – $10

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The Daily Beet

Festival Location: Riverfront – Canal Street

Fresh mango spring rolls with peanut-ginger dipping sauce – $8.50
Mango, pineapple, and papaya sticks with lime juice and chili powder – $6
Avocado toast – $7; add an egg – $9

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Company Burger

Festival Location: Jax Brewery

Company Burger served with American cheese, B&B pickles and onions – $9
Company fries – $4
Turkey burger served with arugula, Green Goddess Dressing and tomato jam – $8

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Festival Location: Riverfront – Kohlmeyer Lawn

Pig Latin tacos – $8
Chocolate belly cookie – $5

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Photo courtesy: Cafe Beignet

Cafe Beignet

Festival Location: Jax Brewery

3 traditional beignets – $4.50

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Photo courtesy: Louisiana Fish Fry Food Truck

Louisiana Fish Fry Food Truck

Festival Location: Jax Brewery

Thin-fried catfish with dirty rice – $9
Dirty rice fritters with Jazzy Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce – $6
Alligator sausage po-boy – $8
Jambalaya – $8

Visit the festival's website for the entire food lineup.