Liberty’s Kitchen, the sleek little lunch spot that doubles as a youth development center, has opened another location in Freeport McMoRan building (1615 Poydras St) in the CBD. The new location is actually a cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday on the third floor of the building. In addition to traditional cafeteria-style service, the cafeteria will have some grab-and-go options for those who prefer to eat at the desk and forego human interaction.
The opening menu includes Liberty’s Kitchen classics like the black bean burger and the Liberty’s salad. New additions to the menu include grits and grilles, wings, and bread pudding. Like the original location, Starbucks in on the menu here as well.
According to Ian McNulty,
There’s a salad bar and a deli for sandwiches and a daily light meal developed through the Eat Fit NOLA program. There’s a grill for burgers (including a black bean burger) and other hot sandwiches, and a station just for wings. The centerpiece is a hot lunch counter with dishes like baked catfish or roasted chicken, with homey sides and soups.
(Take a look at the sample menu below, why don’t you.)
Liberty's Kitchen is a non-profit organization geared toward improving the lives of New Orleans youth. Its 16-week youth development program teaches life skills, culinary, and customer service training, as well as professional development to maximize career opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of work and out of school.
Liberty’s Kitchen provides a stipend and other support services to participants, taking an individualized, case-management approach to achieving success. The new location in the CBD expands upon that mission by offering “next-step training for students in the program and graduates who get continuing support from Liberty’s Kitchen.”
1615 Poydras St., Monday - Friday, 7 am - 2 pm
300 N. Broad St. Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm, Saturday 8 am - 2 pm