May 6, 2024 - Food and Drink

Where to find the Jazz Fest cochon de lait poboy

A close-up photo of three cochon de lait poboys, each held by a different person.

The cochon de lait poboy is a Jazz Fest favorite — and for good reason. Photo: Chelsea Brasted/Axios

Jazz Fest might be over, but you can relive the memories at the brick-and-mortar locations of some of your favorite vendors.

Case in point: You can always snag the cochon de lait poboy ($12.25 on poboy bread, $7.25 on a bun) from its creator, Walker's BBQ in New Orleans East.

  • But I paid a premium and picked up mine at the Fair Grounds ($14).

The poboy tastes like Jazz Fest. The pork practically melts in your mouth, and beneath it is a crunchy, cool slaw with a creamy, spicy Creole mustard dressing.

  • At the Fair Grounds, Walker's keeps big bottles of Crystal hot sauce at the ready. I doused mine accordingly.
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