Soul Food Festival returns to downtown Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE – A flavor of normalcy returns to feed the soul of Baton Rouge.

“I am really excited that it really is opening again up,” said Melba Braud with Rita’s Italian Ice and Creamery.

From sweet to savory and everything in amongst, hundreds of persons confirmed up for the 4th annual Soul Foods pageant.

“This foods definitely touches your soul when you know what you are doing,” mentioned Jimmie Wilson with Southern De’licioux.

Wilson and numerous other folks are serving up food stuff stemming from outdated regular African-American roots.

“Soul food is classic. It comes from back again in the day. It arrives all the way from slavery on up to this era now. We are just maintaining it going. It receives far better and greater,” claimed Wilson.

Festivals are setting up to make their return following a calendar year-very long absence.

In Baton Rouge, the Soul Food Pageant is one particular of the first to hit downtown because the pandemic.

“We’ve been locked up within for so extended, so it feels great to hold with great individuals in a very good setting and get pleasure from everyday living,” explained Larry Moore with “Yummies This Can’t Be Vegan” restaurant.

Moore suggests there is some thing there for everybody to take pleasure in.

“Soul food indicates a whole lot with our historical past. It is diverse cultures, different preferences, and one thing new for the town,” he claimed.

Vendors are grateful to see the crowds welcome the festival back right after a yr off.

The pageant is held correct in entrance of the River Centre.

It carries on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.