Food & Wine Festival

Drink, Dine, Discover
Indulge in a wide range of mouthwatering selections at ESSENCE’s official destination for foodies nationwide. See how to remake Sunday dinner classics, create delish date night dishes and even recipes the kids can do with live podcasts & demonstrations!

Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7 | 10AM- 6PM
Ernest N Morial Convention Center & multiple locations
Free Admission. Register Now!


Eats Experience
Indulge in New Orleans classics plus a wide range of world cuisine, vegan/vegetarian fare, desserts and beyond. ESSENCE Eats™ is the ultimate destination for flavorsome selections at the 2019 ESSENCE Festival®!

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Reap rewards from your ESSENCE Eats™ purchases at dozens of Black-owned restaurants throughout New Orleans. Discounted food and drinks await at these delectable destinations.

Eats Vendors
See the full range of available eats at the 2019 ESSENCE Festival®. Stick to your favorite staples or discover new tastes to try!

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All guests 18 & over must register for entry into Essence Festival’s Conferences & Expos

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