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.

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Address / Location

801 E Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801
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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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3 Star Rating

We stopped here thinking there was food as well as beignets. Wrong. There is a bar in an old service station and a food truck that makes the beignets in the lot plus another food truck for taco ( I... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Cute hangout for adults in the open air. Yes they have music guest so check out their website. they sell snacky things and drinks. Each sitting area is a different unique design. You will keep coming... Read Full Review

1 Star Rating

Beignets are a lil chalky, could not finish them. Tacos are small for the price. Ordered guacamole with my chips and a largue pita was in the middle so i got a small postion for the largue price... Read Full Review

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