PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans joins the event as official coffee and food vendor
Beignet Fest returns September 24 to New Orleans City Park with an array of vendors doing their take on the iconic beignet. Leading the way, PJ’s Coffee joins the event this year serving its famous coffee, as well as beignets, which the brand introduced in their coffee shops last year.
“There’s nothing more New Orleans than coffee and beignets,” said Leslie Monson, CMO of Ballard Brands, parent company for PJ’s Coffee. “We received a tremendous response to serving beignets in our stores, and we’re excited to bring our coffee and beignets to the Beignet Fest.”
PJ’s Coffee joins long-time favorites including Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, widely known for its praline beignet and crabmeat beignet, as well as The Vintage, Old School Eats, The Howlin’ Wolf and more. Other new vendors of note include Stuph’d Beignets and Burgers, which will offer a creole crawfish beignet and bananas foster beignet, as well as the Delgado Culinary & Hospitality Club doing King Cake beignets.
The full menu includes:
PJ’s Coffee: Traditional Beignets, Pumpkin Spice-Filled Beignets, Chocolate Bavarian Cream-Filled Beignets
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines: Praline Beignet, Chocolate Praline Beignet, The Famous Crabmeat Beignet, Burger Beignet, Peanut Butter and Jelly Beignet
The Vintage: Traditional Beignets, Crawfish Beignets, Raspberry Beignets, Parmesan Truffle Fries
Old School Eats: Blackberry Cloud Beignets, No Brainer Beignets, Beignet Ole’, Trinity (sampler)
The Howlin’ Wolf: Award Winning Cheddar Bacon Beignets with Chipotle Crema
Oh, Taste and See: Beignet Bread Pudding, Shrimp Pasta, Gumbo
Any O’ Cajun: Crawfish and Corn Beignets, Crab Slider
Sweet Legacy: Fried Chicken & Beignets, Honey Pecan Beignets, Low Down Dirty Beignets
Afrodisiac: Jerk Chicken Beignet, Jamaican Beef Patty Beignet, Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beignet
Stuph’d Beignets and Burgers: Creole Crawfish Beignet, Bananas Foster Beignets
Café Beignet: Traditional Beignets
Cocoa and Cream Catering: Fig & Cream Cheese Mardi Gras Beignet, Smoked Pulled Pork Beignet, Monte Cristo Beignet, Sampler Plate, Seafood Nachos
Delgado Culinary & Hospitality Club: King Cake Beignets
Dirty Dishes: Hot Sausage Stuffed Beignets, Dirty Mac
Jambalaya Girl: Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Jamburrito
Big O’s Original Pops: Cafe au Lait + Beignets Pop, Strawberry Lemonade Pop, Pralines ‘n Cream Pop, “Popsicle Po-Boy”
Valerie’s Creole Sneaux Catering: Snoballs, Natural Flavored Snoballs, Fruit Cup
Beignet Fest will feature a PJ’s Coffee Café as well as an Abita Beer Garden for folks to enjoy as they listen to live music throughout the day on two stages. Through a partnership with Children’s Hospital New Orleans, there will be a fully activated, sensory friendly Kids Village in keeping with the event’s charitable mission to support children with autism and related developmental challenges. There will also be an Artist Market with local artists offering a variety of artwork, handmade clothes and other crafts for sale. The 2022 Beignet Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Festival Grounds in New Orleans City Park. Admission is $20 per person. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Advanced tickets are on sale now and highly encouraged. PJ’s Coffee customers can get $15 tickets with a discount code offered at all their coffee shops through September 20. More information on the 2022 Beignet Fest and the full menu with descriptions can be found at www.beignetfest.com or by following @beignetfest on Facebook and Instagram.
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About Beignet Fest: Beignet Fest is a premier food festival in Louisiana that celebrates one of New Orleans’s most iconic treats: the beignet. From traditional sweet flavors to savory options with seafood, cheese and more, Beignet Fest serves up the best beignets in the South all in one place on one day. Proceeds from Beignet Fest benefit the Beignet Fest Foundation, which helps support autism programs for children and their families.
About PJ’s Coffee: Since its inception in 1978, PJ’s Coffee has set out to show that its coffee is the best in the business. Founded by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry, and owned and operated by New Orleans natives and brothers, Paul, Steven, and Scott Ballard since 2008, the company has stuck true to that mission and its New Orleans roots. So why is PJ’s Coffee better? Because its coffee comes from the top Arabica beans available, made using superior roasting techniques in small batches and everyone at PJ’s is passionate about the art of coffeemaking. From its roasters to baristas to bakers, everyone understands that the ‘Soul of Coffee’ is how it brings people together. It’s why PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries, including its New Orleans-style beignets. PJ’s Original Cold Brew™ Ice Coffee is brewed daily using a special cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two-thirds less acidic. PJ’s Velvet Ice® and Granita’s are frozen and blended beverage options that capture the distinct flavors of coffee or tea in a cold, smooth drink. And all of PJ’s flavored coffees offer no additional calories thanks to carefully selected flavor ingredients and techniques. The diverse menu comes together with a simple goal – to help people connect over a coffee, tea or beignet and get a distinct taste of New Orleans! With more than 145 operating stores, including four international locations, PJ’s Coffee continues to grow in the U.S. and abroad. For more information or to purchase your favorite flavor, visit pjscoffee.com or follow PJ’s Coffee on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.