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Hubig pies - where to buy

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keith304 Jul 16, 2008 10:09 AM

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?

Thanks

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    noladude RE: keith304 Jul 16, 2008 01:25 PM

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

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      briox RE: keith304 Jul 16, 2008 02:45 PM

      Yeah, you can get those babies anywhere!

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        ichabodsdad RE: keith304 Jul 16, 2008 05:33 PM

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

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          SBrooksB RE: ichabodsdad Jul 16, 2008 06:59 PM

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

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            Bill Hunt RE: SBrooksB Aug 12, 2012 07:41 PM

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

            Hunt

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          underworld gourmet RE: keith304 Jul 16, 2008 06:30 PM

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

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            JazzyB RE: keith304 Jul 17, 2008 05:37 AM

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

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              Hungry Celeste RE: JazzyB Jul 18, 2008 01:53 PM

              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.

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                JazzyB RE: JazzyB Jul 19, 2008 04:16 AM

                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.

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                nolalawyer RE: keith304 Jul 17, 2008 07:07 AM

                Canseco's - Ummmm! love me some Hubig's pies, lemon and choc, are my fav!

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                  bg1811 RE: keith304 Aug 23, 2012 06:28 AM

                  I'm surprised someone hasn't posted that Hubig's bakery burned a couple weeks ago. They aren't in business at the current time. They plan to rebuilt and are looking for a temporary location at this time.

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                    roro1831 RE: bg1811 Aug 23, 2012 06:35 AM

                    This thread is 4 years old. Someone came on here and posted that it had burned and they were not going to rebuild, which was a lie and they were just pushing peoples buttons.

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                      bronwen RE: roro1831 Aug 23, 2012 08:20 AM

                      They will try to rebuild but the building was completely burned to the ground.

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                        hazelhurst RE: bronwen Aug 23, 2012 08:27 AM

                        What is amazing is that the NOFD saved the buildings on either side. That is first-rate work and desreves to be remarked on.

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                          Gizmo56 RE: hazelhurst Aug 23, 2012 11:01 AM

                          I agree completely with HH. I walked past the site a couple of days afterward the fire. Seeing how the building was burned literally to the ground, and how the buildings on either side were free of any damage, was truly a remarkable sight.

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                            Mytah RE: Gizmo56 Aug 24, 2012 07:51 AM

                            I enjoyed listening to this interview, you may too.

                            http://www.wwno.org/post/somber-farew...

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