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Jan 8, 2011 06:48 AM

Seeking Gourmet Stores in New OrleansMetairie/Baton Rouge corridor

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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    1. re: uptownlibrarian

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

      Cochon Butcher
      930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

      1. 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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        1. re: CharlieH

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

        2. 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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          1. re: Big Easy

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

          2. 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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            1. re: Littleman

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

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

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              1. re: CharlieH

                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.