New Orleans’ first-ever permanent food truck park opens

Deja Vieux brings the city its first food truck park.

New Orleans gets its first permanent food truck park. Deja Vieux Food Park brings a new hub of local street food to the Lower Garden District.

Co-owner Ross Baudy says he was inspired to bring the concept to New Orleans after seeing a food truck lot in Austin, Texas.

“I walked in and just thought this should be in New Orleans,” Baudy said.

Two years later, the local entrepreneur says he was able to make that idea into a reality.

Deja Vieux Food Truck Park can host up to six food trucks daily, including the lot’s resident food truck, Soulsation Kitchen.

The food truck lot features a fully-stocked bar made from a shipping container. Guests can also dine under a covered patio. There are several entertainment options for guests including TV’s and bar games.

“We built this project just as much for the community as for the food trucks,” Baudy said.

Baudy said he also wants to bring an interactive scene to the location with weekly entertainment, happy hour specials, themed-nights like ‘Taco Tuesday’ and Sunday jazz brunch. He also says they’re in the process of developing a dog menu for pets.

For now, Baudy says the focus is on taking things slow and getting more food trucks to offer variety to consumers.

Deja Vieux Food Truck, located at 1681 Religious Street, opens Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight.

For more information, visit the website.

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