Jazz Fest Food Bucket List

The top food to eat at Jazz Fest chosen by our readers.

With dozens of food vendors offering so many delicious options at Jazz Fest, sometimes it's hard to narrow down what to bite into around the fest. While some festival-goers are prepared to sink their teeth into every dish imaginable, some of you may be watching your calories or your budget. Whether you're a first-timer or festival regular we polled our readers on Facebook to find out what food they couldn't go without at Jazz Fest. We mapped out the top eight dishes to create the ultimate 'Jazz Fest Food Bucket List.'

Crawfish Monica

Food Area II

Festival favorites seem to point at mainly all crawfish everything among  This festival staple comes in at the top of the pack. We got with the creators of the dish last year to get tips on how to make a great pasta dish at home. Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Cracklins

Food Area II

Many people can’t seem to leave the fest without getting their hands on that greasy bag of cracklins, especially because it’s a dish they probably would never try to make at home.  Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Crawfish Bread

Food Area I

The crawfish trend among festival favorites continues with Crawfish Bread, and people can’t get enough of the gooey, crawfish and cheese-filled piece of heaven. Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Fried Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boy

Food Area II

Po-boys are always a popular food item at festivals, especially because they’re easy to eat. After the lifting of the crab ban earlier this Spring, crab lovers will be gunning to sink their teeth into this bad boy from Galley Seafood.  Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Spicy Natchitoches Meat Pie

Food Area II

Whether it’s French Quarter Fest or Jazz Fest, festival-goers love to bite into Mrs. Wheat’s meat pies. The popular food item makes it on the list as one of the few meat dishes.  Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Crawfish Sack

Food Area I

Man, people can’t go home without that crawfish sack, but you have to do it right and get the trio from Patton’s Caterers. The crawfish sack pairs well with the oyster patty and crawfish beignets. Make it your breakfast.  Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Crawfish Enchiladas

Food Area II

Follow your gut to Tex-Mex inspired creation with some Cajun flair. What makes an enchilada even better? Add some crawfish!  Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Cajun Duck Po-Boy

Food Area I

Move over cochon de lait po-boy, another po-boy makes the list. Po-boy fiends can sink into the Cajun duck po-boy from Crescent Catering. Photo courtesy: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival