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Jul 16, 2008 10:09 AM

Hubig pies - where to buy

I'm staying in the French Quarter and wanted to see the best place to buy the famous Hubig Pies. Looking for the place that carries the most variety.

Any places to recommend?


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  1. Don't know about 'best' places, but you should be able to find a pie at almost any conveinence store.

    1. Yeah, you can get those babies anywhere!

      1. The old A&P at the corner of Royal and St. Peter should have a box of them near the checkout counter.

        2 Replies
        1. re: ichabodsdad

          If I'm not mistaken, the A&P was bought by Rouse's this year. Same store, new name.

          1. re: SBrooksB

            Last time that I was there, it WAS a Rouse's.


        2. Finding a place that doesn't carry them would be hard.

          1. They are essentially glazed and filled cake donuts. Try one before buying a bunch. IMO, they are awful.

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            1. re: JazzyB

              Texturally, I think they're nothing like cake doughnuts. The crust is thick, kinda sturdy, most definitely pie crust and not a yeast- or baking-powdered leavened doughnut texture. I agree that some of the flavors aren't so good (why is the chocolate pie filling so brown but has no choc flavor?) but I like coconut, strawberry, and peach.

              FYI, the fillings are made in house from local products whenever available. Too often, the pies are stale; fresh ones are distinctly better than those several days old.

              1. re: JazzyB

                Each day, the Big Chief reception area at Jazz Fest puts out different treats. Zapps, choc. covered strawberries, Hubigs pies etc. Seems like the Hubigs are the only items left. IMO, being made in house doesn't make them good.