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La Petite Grocery
Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $$$
La Petite Grocery leaves the sugary powdered beignets to the Cafe du Mondes of the world, taking its own approach to the beignet. La Petite stuffs their doughy morsels with blue crab and serves them... Read More
La Petite Grocery leaves the sugary powdered beignets to the Cafe du Mondes of the world, taking its own approach to the beignet. La Petite stuffs their doughy morsels with blue crab and serves them with a tangy malt vinegar aioli. These are a must-order appetizer when you visit this popular Magazine Street eatery for lunch, dinner or brunch. Chef/owner Justin Devillier, a California native who moved to New Orleans in 2003, is known for his creative approach to all kinds of local culinary customs, including a spin on bread pudding that pairs it with black truffle jus and the introduction of local turtle meat to an outstanding Bolognese.
- Beignets, French: "La Petite Grocery is named after the business that used to exist on the property; a specialty grocery store."
- Garden District's Best Lunch: "La Petite Grocery is named after the specialty grocery store that was opened on site in the late 1800s."
- Dessert: "La Petite Grocery is named after specialty grocery store that occupied the building in the early 1900s."
- Best for Beignets Because: Chef Justin Devillier is a creative culinary force to be reckoned with in New Orleans
- Best for Garden District's Best Lunch Because: La Petite Grocery is a lovely setting for an upscale lunch Tuesday through Saturday.
- Best for Dessert Because: Chef/owner Justin Devillier is known for innovation, and pastry chef Bronwen Wyatt is cut from the same cloth.
- Best for French Because: La Petite Grocery head chef Justin Deviller was recently up for the James Beard "Best Chef-South" award.