About - Pythian Market

About Pythian Market

Pythian Market is an urban food collective celebrating New Orleans’ undeniable spirit and the Pythian Building’s remarkable history. It is a gathering space for everyone, featuring local food purveyors, a fast craft bar, and retail vendors. Pythian Market is a place for community, locally-sourced fare and art; join us for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner & everything in between!

We are open Monday – Wednesday 8AM - 8PM; Thursday - Saturday 8AM - 9PM; and 8AM - 3 PM on Sundays.

Please check the specific hours of operation for each vendor.

What You’ll Find At Pythian Market

  • Locally-Sourced Purveyors - Pythian Market’s purveyors offer comfort food favorites with innovative twists by incorporating fresher, lighter ingredients and flavors. Our vendors are serving up quality meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the week!

  • Fast Craft Cocktails, Beer & Seasonal Frozen Drinks - We aim to please every palate. At Pythian Market, our bar program will feature seasonal icy riffs on classics such as fruit frozen daiquiris, creative cocktails, beer, wine and more!

  • Curated Retail Vendors - Eat, drink, shop and be merry! From grab-and-go food items, to your new favorite tee; Pythian Market’s retail vendors will have specialty items for locals and tourists to take home and remember the good times at the market.

The Historic Pythian Building

The Pythian Then

The Pythian Then

When the Colored Knights of the Pythias first built it in 1908, The Pythian immediately played an integral part in New Orleans early civil rights movement. It towered over the surrounding neighborhood and became a center of the African American community: hosting businesses and local organizations, a theater, and a rooftop garden featuring live jazz.

The Pythian Now

The Pythian Now

A building that was masked for decades, the front facade of the Pythian has been restored to match it’s 1908 appearance, and the back mirrors the 1961 appearance. The Pythian is now a mixed used development featuring offices, 69 apartments, and the vibrant Pythian Market. With its historic roots in mind, the return of the Pythian aims to once again, be a place where people come together to celebrate community, the thriving local culture, special occasions, and the arts.

Our Krewe

Meet the passionate team bringing Pythian Market to life

Lisa Brefere
Brandon Brown
General Manager
Ralph Dickey
Market Manager
Ashley Hartman
Event Sales Manager
Emma Sanchez
Culinary Manager

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Private Event Spaces Available