Pythian Market becomes Jazz Fest food hub for Prejean’s gumbo, crawfish enchiladas, other favorites

More Jazz Fest food favorites make their way to the masses, including Prejean’s famous pheasant, quail and andouille gumbo.

Working with Jazz Fest vendors, downtown food hall Pythian Market becomes a hub for items like Prejean’s gumbo, crawfish enchiladas, TJ’s Gourmet Foods’ shrimp remoulade po-boy and La Divina’s gelatos, among other items.

Pythian Market will make these selections available for pickup and delivery over two weeks on Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25 and on Thursday, April 30 to Saturday, May 2.

Fans can get the festival favorites on those days from noon to 8 p.m.

Photo courtesy: Prejean’s Restaurant

“We’re not pretending that this is Jazz Fest,” Pythian Market general manager Michael DePaolo said. “But what we do want to do is bring a little joy to all those New Orleanians who would have been attending the Fest. And nothing brings comfort like food.”

Here is a list of vendors and available items that people can order for pickup or delivery at Pythian Market:

  • Prejean’s Pheasant, Quail, and Andouille Gumbo; Crawfish Enchiladas
  • La Divina’s Strawberry Balsamic Sorbetto,Chocolate Azteca Gelato, Salted Caramel Gelato
  • TJ’s Gourmet Foods will offer Crawfish Bread, Louisiana Blue Crab Cakes, Alligator Sausage Kabob, Shrimp Remoulade Po’boy, Shrimp Remoulade Salad

“WWOZ will be playing classic Jazz Fest live recordings throughout those days, and we picture people listening to the radio, eating some of their favorite Jazz Fest cuisine, and who knows? Maybe they’re wearing a Jazz Fest t-shirt or a flowing skirt; dancing, singing or sitting outside and taking comfort in that New Orleans still has the best food and best music anywhere,” DePaolo said.

Pythian Market says it’s working on securing more food items and vendors.

Delivery will be available up to existing capacity, and pickup will always be available.

Orders can be places for Jazz Fest vendors through Pythian Market’s website.

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