The Poor Porker is an open-air cafe serving beignets and tacos, but not at the same time. Open Thursday - Sunday in Downtown Lakeland.

New Orleans Style Beignets

Lakeland is the home of The Poor Porker, once a food truck selling beignets and coffee. Today, you'll find these famous beignets at 801 E. Main St. In addition to a permanent location, The Poor Porker has gotten rather creative with their beignet arrangements by creating a variety of mouth-watering flavor combinations. Their unique take on the traditional beignet has made a lasting impact on their customers, and that’s why they keep coming back for more. 

The Poor Porker
The Poor Porker

Beignet Flavors

While the menu might be simple, the flavors sure aren’t. The Poor Porker offers several different types of beignet flavors, two of which you’ll always see: The Traditional, covered in powdered sugar, and The Poor Porker, drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with applewood smoked bacon. Other flavors might be introduced as seasonal items like The Citrus Bliss, where the use orange infused olive oil and orange zest to accompany the powdered sugar, or they might bring an item back based on popular demand. The Brown Butter Caramel is a good example. It has house made brown butter caramel with a sprinkle of maldon salt to top it off.

Full Beignet Menu

Beignet Booth Hours

Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Poor Porker
The Poor Porker

Taco Truck & Bar Calexico

At night, visit 801. E. Main St to indulge in a great selection of wine, local beer and specialty drinks while listening to live music. You'll also find a taco truck onsite, so bring your appetite and desire to meet interesting people. 

The Poor Porker
The Poor Porker

Taco Truck Hours

Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and  6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Located in Downtown Lakeland

While you’re on Main Street, you should check out all the fun things to do in the downtown area. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is open every Saturday – so you can grab some produce after breakfast! There’s also Polk Museum of Art, Scout & Tag and Hollis Garden, Can’t decide where to go? Don’t worry; they’re all in walking distance from one another so you don’t have to choose.

The Poor Porker and Huffington Post

If you have yet to experience the excellence The Poor Porker provides, you are already behind! Lakelanders aren’t the only ones who have given this dynamic duo recognition. They’ve actually been in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, LA Weekly, and Huffingtion Post.

Address / Location

801 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Contact Info

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ThePoorPorker@gmail.com

Hours of Operation

Thursday 6:00-10:00 p.m
Friday 6:00-12:00 a.m.
Saturday 8:00a.m.-12:00a.m.
Sunday 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
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1 Star Rating

What a difference a year makes. Ladt year enjoyed last years Lakeland fireworks, place was packed. Arrived around 7 , they already ran out of one of their beers, Modello. Not one staff member... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Good food, unique place to go. I recommend trying it al least once. A bit pricey, but worth the experience. Read Full Review

1 Star Rating

My husband and I swung by for a post dinner drink. I was able to get a glass of wine really fast, but we where told by the bartender, that my husband has to buy his lemonade from beignet truck... Read Full Review

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