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Sweet Tooth in the FQ

cravingsnola Apr 7, 2011 10:34 AM

Any recommendations on where I can get some yummy desserts in the FQ (outside of a restaurant)? I love gelato, pastries, and ESPECIALLY chocolate!

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  1. uptownlibrarian RE: cravingsnola Apr 7, 2011 11:53 AM

    La Divina gelateria has a French Quarter outpost on St. Peter St. behind the Cathedral. Try the peppery chocolate Azteca flavor.

    I can't think of any truly great pastries, but Croissant d'Or probably has the best in the quarter - 617 Ursulines St.

    Chocolate - nothing is coming to mind. I don't think there are any chocolate shops in the quarter.

    For super tasty popsicles in creative, delicious flavors, go to Meltdown Popsicles at 508 Dumaine. I especially love the salted caramel and anything with pineapple, but everything is good.

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      CharlieH RE: uptownlibrarian Apr 7, 2011 01:23 PM

      Southern Candy makers at Conti and Decatur has lots of chocolate goodies. And ice cream too!

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        uptownlibrarian RE: CharlieH Apr 7, 2011 02:43 PM

        Oh yes how could I forget! I get their candy all the time - probably too often. The ice cream is just Blue Bell though, nothing too outstanding.

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        Blumie RE: uptownlibrarian Apr 7, 2011 01:50 PM

        A couple of high end chocolatiers have tried to make a go of it on Royal St., but I can't recall if there's one presently.

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          VeraBlue RE: uptownlibrarian Apr 8, 2011 01:53 AM

          Laura's Candies on Chartres has fabulous truffles and 'mississippi mud'.

        2. Pam in NJ RE: cravingsnola Apr 7, 2011 05:28 PM

          leah's pralines - and they've got CHOCOLATE treats too!

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            Ris Deveau RE: cravingsnola Apr 8, 2011 09:11 AM

            Hopefully, a new place will be opening on St. Louis where Kupcake Factory was, but not until May.

            My husband actually makes the gelato for La Divina (they make it on Magazine St. and deliver it to the FQ location), so I'm honor bound to second that.

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