Green Plate Special

La Cocinita

Tuesdays in October

La CocinitaCheck out our weekly Green Plate Special at the Tuesday Market. Each month we invite a local chef to be our chef-in-residence. They dream up fresh, affordable plate lunches that showcase the local, seasonal ingredients available at the CCFM. Meet a friend for lunch, or pick up dinner & take a night off from cooking. The city's top chefs shop at the Market. Each month, they also take turns cooking there too.

What’s Cooking?

October 21st

The big red truck that is La Cocinita has been helping hungry market shoppers grab a quick lunch for 2 weeks now, and we are continually excited about their delicious, fresh offerings. This week, grab a taco, arepa, bowl, or “burri-taco” this week and make market your freshest, most fun lunch break yet!

October 14th

In addition to La Cocinita’s usual menu line-up, we’ve got two special lunch items to look forward to this Tuesday: Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca, and Local Veggie Arepas (Venezuelan cornmeal patties stuffed with chile-roasted sweet potatoes, braised kale, green onions, purple cabbage slaw, queso fresco and roasted jalapeño salsa). We can’t wait for Tuesday!

October 7th

We’re so glad to have La Cocinita back to market this month as our Green Plate Special vendors for the month of October! You’ve probably seen this red food tuck around town, or at our Thursday market where you can find them most weeks, dishing up fresh, gourmet Latin American cuisine. From tacos to arepas, you can expect to find La Cocinita dishing up authentic Latin Ameircan dishes all month long at our Tuesday market from 9-1pm. Be sure to come on out and grab a plate!

Green Plate Special Featured Restaurants:


October - La Cocinita

September - Seed

August - Breads on Oak

July - Carollton Market

June - Maurepas Foods

May - Empanada Intifada

April - Domenica

March - Rue Chow

February - Hillel’s Kitchen

January - Hillel’s Kitchen


December - Casa Borrega

November - Chef Anne Churchill from Bhava

October - Woody's Fish Tacos | La Cocinita

September - Rue Chow | La Cocinita

August - Purloo

July - Red Gravy

June - Empanada Intifada

May - Taceaux Loceaux

April - Café Hope

March - Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

February - Lisa Barbato of Rivista

January - Chef Anne Churchill from Bhava


December - a Mano

November - La Divina Gelateria

October - Woody's Fish Tacos

September - Apolline

August - Empanada Intifada

July - Chef Guillermo Peters of Canal Street Bistro

June - Chris Gerica

May - Domenica

April - Greg and Mary Sonnier of The Uptowner

March - Fat Hen Grocery

February - Pam Warner, a.k.a. Hot Tamale Mama

Janaury - Beaucoup Juice


December - Geaux Plates

November - Ann Churchill of Karma Kitchen

October - Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

September - Woody's Fish Tacos

August - La Divina Gelateria

July - St. James Cheese Company

June - Susan Spicer’s Mondo

May - Mark Quitney of 5 Fifty 5

April - Domenica

March - Woody's Fish Tacos

February - Graison Gill and Anne Churchill

January - Greg and Mary Sonnier


December - Taceaux Loceaux

November - Satsuma

October - Cafe Minh

September - Woody's Fish Tacos

August - Beaucoup Juice

July - Surrey's Cafe

June - Emeril's restaurants

May - Cafe Adelaide

April - Sara's Restaurant & Curry Corner

March - Woody's Fish Tacos

February - Karma Kitchen, Chef Anne Churchill

January - Gabrielle at the Uptowner


December - Link Restaurant Group - Herbsaint, Cochon & Cochon Butcher

November - Le Meritage

October - JägerHaus

September - Rio Mar

August - Gelato Pazzo

July - MiLa

June - Savvy Gourmet

May - Boucherie

April - the Grill Room at the Windsor Court

March - Woody's Fish Tacos (Woody Ruiz)

February - The Crescent Pie and Sausage Company
(aka Bart Bell and Jeff Baron)/Heuvos

January - Commander's Palace


December - Patois & Dante's Kitchen

November - Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group:
Bacco, Red Fish Grill & Ralph's on the Park

October - NOLA Bean

September - Gelato Pazzo

August - Voodough Bakery

July - Voodough Bakery

June - Crepes a la Carts