The prominent city of New Orleans has a wide selection of baked goods that excels in bringing its French and Spanish roots to life among the locals. See what the city has to offer in the ways of fresh breads, sweet pastries, and cafés.
La boulangerie is a one stop shop for baked goods and other tasty treats. Its massive dining room with a gorgeous blue exterior makes it impossible to miss on the streets of New Orleans. The bakery boasts breakfasts and lunch that are authentic to the cities extensive French cultural roots and uses only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. The aromas of fresh bread surround you as you enter, and their freshly made selection is on display ready for you to pick up and enjoy in-house, or share. Aside from their meal options, the bakery boasts a huge selection of daily-made breads.
Breads on Oak is a new-age bakery and café that boasts an entirely plant based artisanal menu. They are proud to have a huge selection of vegan and vegetarian menu items and supply organic and healthy options to locals of New Orleans. Although the café is famous for the award-winning stuffed brioche buns, they also offer a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items with toasts, soups, biscuits, and quiches. Make sure to sample their signature organic breads, including their Olive Provence, pecan raisin, sesame rolls, Vieux Carre Miche, and several others.
Serving well into the afternoon, Willa Jean is New Orleans’ premier spot for breakfast and brunch. The modern dining room is a great venue for the traditional southern menu that is found here. Their freshly baked goods include flaky biscuits with fried chicken, cookies and milk, Hawaiian rolls with shrimp, and grits with other great options. This bakery and diner were established in New Orleans in 2015 and offers a menu with locally sourced ingredients that changes as food becomes available seasonally.
This modern artisan bread shop is fresh baked every morning to be ready for the breakfast rush. Described as a cozy space to meet your friends and enjoy a hot cup of coffee, the bakery provides buttery biscuits, muffins, and a multitude of breads. Their breakfasts are also very popular among visitors as they offer delicious sandwich combinations such as mushroom and egg, spinach and cheese, and many others. Sweet treats are also available here, including chocolate swirled croissants, blackberry danishes, and cinnamon monkey bread.
This bakery was founded in 2002 by chocolatier and Louisiana native Cheryl Scripter. Since then, her business has transformed from a one-person operation to having two locations in the region with over 30 professional bakers, decorators, chefs, and baristas. At Bittersweet confections, a wide range of baked goods are provided such as cakes, petit fours, cupcakes, and many other baked goods. The bakery prides itself on celebrating New Orleans by supplying king cakes when in-season and naming their baked collections after local neighborhoods.