Makin’ Groceries

Grocery Shopping in New Orleans

While most of the ingredients called for in Raised on a Roux recipes are readily available, some can be hard to find outside of New Orleans and South Louisiana.  So I’ve pulled together this list of resources to help you when you’re “makin’ groceries” (an old expression many locals use for grocery shopping). I’ve also included contact info for companies that specialize in regional party supplies as well as those “fancy” pots and burners we use to boil seafood and deep fry seafood, turkeys and other goodies. The hubby and I, along with our respective family members and many of our friends, have supported these brands and purchased products from these companies for generations.  I trust you’ll also be happy with their service, commitment and quality.  I’ll do my best to keep the list current and share any new finds.

Happy shopping, happy cooking and happy eating!


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Andouille sausage, boudin, hogs head cheese

Creole Country Sausages
(504) 488-1263

Poche’s Market
(800) 376-2437

Beignet mix, coffee and chicory

Café du Monde
(800) 772-2927

Camellia beans, peas and lentils

(504) 733-8480

Cane syrup

C.S. Steen’s Syrup Mill
(800) 725-1654

Cayenne pepper, creole mustard, filé powder, Fish-Fri, prepared horseradish, seafood boil seasoning


Coffee, coffee and chicory

Community Coffee
(800) 884-5282

Coffee concentrate, coffee and chicory concentrate, iced coffee concentrate

(866) 595-8917

Creole cream cheese

Mauthe’s Progress Milk Barn
(601) 542-3471

Rouses Supermarkets (select locations sell Mauthe’s)

Crystal Hot Sauce

Baumer Foods
(504) 483-1430

Duck, quail, rabbit, turduckens

Chris’ Specialty Meats
(504) 309-0010

French bread, muffuletta bread, patty shells

Gambino’s Bakery
(800) 426-2466

Go-cups, koozies and party accessories that are regionally-themed or customized to mark any occasion

Party Cup Express
(800) 299-4332

Hurricane mix

Pat O’Brien’s
(800) 597-4823

King Cake

Gambino’s Bakery
(800) 426-2466

Haydel’s Bakery
(800) 442-1342

Manny Randazzo King Cakes
(866) 456-1476

(855) 557-8273

King Cake babies, Mardi Gras beads and other Mardi Gras and party supplies

Accent Annex
(504) 733-4700

Louisiana Hot Sauce, Cajun Injector deep fried turkey marinades

Bruce Foods
(800) 299-9082

Pickle meat (pickled pork), hot sausage, crawfish sausage, smoked chaurice, alligator sausage, venison sausage

Vaucresson’s Sausage Company
(504) 947-2205

(337) 942-7241

Cajun Grocer
(888) 272-9347


Aunt Sally’s Pralines
(800) 642-7257

Roman candy

Roman Candy Company
(504) 897-3937

Seafood boiling pots and burners, turkey fryer kits

Metal Fusion, Inc.
(800) 783-3885

Shrimp, crawfish, crabs, oysters, fish, alligator, frog legs, turtle meat, seafood boil seasoning

Captain Sid’s Seafood
Captain Sid does not have a website.  Call for availability, pricing and shipping options.
Captain Sid also makes the best (and I mean the best) seafood boil seasoning mix.
Order a bag or two of his special spices whenever you plan on boiling seafood.
(504) 831-2840

Fisherman’s Cove
(800) 443-3474

Dennis’ Seafood
(800) 885-2209

Louisiana Seafood
This site contains a Seafood Locator for retail, dockside and wholesale suppliers.
(225) 342-0552

Tabasco brand pepper sauces and pepper jellies

Cajun Grocer
(888) 272-9347

Zapp’s Potato Chips

(888) 744-7889

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15 Responses
  1. Poppy says:


    My son was very smart

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  2. Ricky Heyd says:

    I just found out about this site and I must say, it is the bomb. I’m born and raised in this beautiful city and appreciate good food and even better recipes.
    Thanks for the hard work and keep it up
    Ricky Heyd

  3. Nancy Martinez says:

    I just found your website and I love it! Thanks and I’ll be sure to share it:)

  4. Karen says:

    I’m from baton rouge but I never learned how to cook. Your recipes are wonderful and easy to follow.
    It tastes like my mom’s cooking.
    Thank you

  5. De Dee says:

    I was born and raised in New Orleans, love your recipes, keep up the good work

  6. Barclay says:

    Your resource list, recipes and web site chit chat are just right. I am married to Cajun and have Cajun relatives, but in terms of recipes and cooking you as helpful as any one in the family…sister from a different “Mister”.

  7. dee says:

    So happy I stumbled upon your site. NOLA. born and raised 83 years old and have lived away for many years. Thank you so much for recipes AND grocery store.

  8. Martha Lyday says:

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  9. wbgiorgio says:

    Hi ya Missy Genet,
    I was raised ‘cooking da roux’. At age of nine my mom would put me on top two coke crates in front of the stove & had me stir the roux for what seemed like hours to a kid. When started to darken just past peanut butter, she dumped the chopped veggies in roux & had me stir them till done. I knew what that meant- something good for dinner tonight!
    Born 72 yrs ago in N.O. & grew up in the Quarter til was 12. Moved away, but returned to live 3 times. Now retired in N.C. Love my city, love it’s food. And Love your site. Thanks for all your hard work keeping it up. wbg

    • admin says:

      Thank you for sharing your “roux” story and for your sweet note. One of the greatest joys of blogging is connecting with people like you. Please stay in touch! Happy Holidays! ~ Genet

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