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Seeking Gourmet Stores in New OrleansMetairie/Baton Rouge corridor

travelingwith oil Jan 8, 2011 06:48 AM

Hi, I'm coming to New Orleans area to visit gourmet grocery stores with good selection of oils, cheeses and specialty/gourmet items. I am most interested in smaller independents, but will view all. Thanks for any direction you can offer, keep shining...Tom

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    CharlieH Jan 13, 2011 05:53 AM

    And there is the Kosher Cajun in Metairie, they have all sorts interesting treats.

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      paz5559 Jan 13, 2011 06:23 PM

      New Middle Eastern Specialty Store in Metairie (Oasis on Oaklawn) is worth taking a look at.

      +1 for Nor-Joe's on Frisco, as well as the Hong Kong Market on the Westbank.

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      Littleman Jan 8, 2011 11:40 AM

      Martin's Wine Cellar in Metairie has a nice selection of gourmet items as well as a very nice deli for lunch or take it with you.

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        travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 02:19 AM

        Thanks LittleMan, second suggestion for Martin's, I'll check them out. T

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        Big Easy Jan 8, 2011 08:13 AM

        I'm a regular at Fresina's. It's a hole-in-the-wall place in a strip mall in Baton Rouge but they make their own pasta on site and carry a lot of unusual Italian items. Their balsamic vinegar is some of the best I have ever found.


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          travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 02:18 AM

          The holes-in-the-wall tend be real gems, I'll drop in. T

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          CharlieH Jan 8, 2011 07:36 AM

          Martin's Wine Cellar. Nor Joe's. Central Grocery has a lot of odd stuff. Check the expiration before buying though. Hong Kong Market. And Dorignac's seems to carry a lot of stuff other store's don't.

          Hong Kong
          7605 Westbank Expy, Marrero, LA 70072

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            travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 02:18 AM

            Thanks Charlie, this will be a most interesting trip thanks to all the input I've received. Keep 'm smiling...Tom

          2. uptownlibrarian Jan 8, 2011 06:57 AM

            St. James Cheese Company

            Vom Fass

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              culinas Jan 8, 2011 07:26 PM

              Seconding the above, along with Cochon Butcher (meaty creations and some pickled stuff/jams)

              Cochon Butcher
              930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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                travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 02:17 AM

                Great, good stuff Culinas. T

              2. re: uptownlibrarian
                travelingwith oil Jan 13, 2011 02:16 AM

                Thanks UpTown, I'll check 'em out. Tom

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