A new festival is rolling into town this weekend! The first annual Louisiana Street Food Festival is happening Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM in River Plaza. With more than 20 food vendors you can try everything from classic Cajun treats to traditional Hawaiian dishes. We rounded up our top 10 dishes we can't wait to try at this year's fest!
Cuisine: Jamaican with a New Orlean’s twist
What we’re eating: Shrimp Curry Bun
The New Orleanian food truck combines both backgrounds of this husband and wife team to make an explosive menu.
On the menu for Saturday will also be: Jerk Chicken Sandwich and Pulled Goat Caribbean Fries with Monterey Jack cheese
Cuisine: Street creations with Louisiana Flavor
What we’re eating: Pork Belly Kabobs with Salted Caramel Sauce
Chef Bennett hails from Carencro, Louisiana. He worked with several chefs from Louisiana to South Texas before finding his own groove.
Also on the menu for Saturday: Bourbon Street Nachos and Strawberry Short Cake French Toast
Fete Au Fete Streatery
Cuisine: Upscale southern comfort food
What we’re eating: Crawfish Poutine
The Nola native hailing from the popular St. Roch Market will be heading to Baton Rouge to serve up his delicious treats this Saturday.
Also on the menu Saturday:Trash Grits, Cajun Cubano, Filthy Fries
Old School Eats
Cuisine: Combination of Louisiana and International street food
What we’re eating: Chicken Beignet Sliders
A combination of old school Louisiana and international street foods to represent husband and wife’s backgrounds.
Also on the menu Saturday: Fried Cheese Ravioli with Crawfish Cream Sauce, and Fancy Pants Nachos with Slow Roasted Pork and Sweet Peppers
Ono's Traditional Hawaiian Cuisine
Cuisine: Traditional Hawaiian food
What we’re eating: Surf and Turf-Pork Katsu and Shrimp Katsu served with garlic lemon Aioli
The chef from this Shreveport favorite food truck grew up cooking traditional Polynesian food in Tonga-so we know it’s got to be good!
Also on the menu: Kalua Pig (Hawaiian style pulled pork), and Teriyaki Chicken
Rice N Gravy
Cuisine: Seasonal southern inspired comfort food
What we’re eating: Grit Cakes and Grillades
The husband and wife team are graduates of Louisiana Culinary Institute serving up Southern goodness on wheels.
Also on the menu: The Big Bertha Burger and The Chief
Rouge A Roux's
Cuisine: Cajun cuisine and more
What we’re eating: Boudin Egg Rolls
The Denham Springs food truck credits themselves with serving up delicious authentic Cajun cuisine.
Also on the menu: Boudin Balls and Pulled Pork Poutine Fries
Chef Ryan Andre and the Cajun Spoon
What we’re eating: Soft Shell Crab Gumbo
Chef Ryan Andre and The Cajun Spoon will be serving up some Cajun classics and more.
Also on the menu: Pork belly Okonomiyaki and Kung Pao Chicken
The Velvet Pig
Cuisine: Thai, French and Cajun fusion
What we’re eating: Jack Fruit Pulled Pork
The food truck hailing from Lake Charles focuses on foods with seasonal, local and ethically sourced ingredients.
Also on the menu: Black Bean Egg Rolls and Green Curry with chicken and veggies
Cuisine: Latin American cuisine
What we’re eating: Arepas
The New Orleans food truck serves up Latin American cuisine with an emphasis on Venezuelan.
Also on the menu: Tacos and Rice & Bean Bowls
Food prices range from $6 to $11 with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the special needs nonprofit organization Ainsley's Angels. For a look at all the vendors as well as more information on the event, click here.