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Jan 11, 2012 02:20 PM


Where can I find the best pralines to bring home from my trip to NOLA? :)

My mom suggested Aunt Sally's but I was wondering if there was something better out there!

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  1. I am a devotee of Loretta's Pralines, which is in the farmer's market [open-air] section of the French Market:

    Also, Crescent Creams' pralines are worth a trip to the Crescent City Farmers Market in the CBD on a Saturday morning.

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    1. re: midcity

      After eating Crescent Creams, Aunt Sally's tastes like congealed chemicals. If you can get to Crescent Creams get those, for sure.

    2. Aunt Sally's does offer 2 types of Pralines which most others Praline Makers offer 1.
      They have the original Creole, which is more of the old fashion sugar type cooked daily at their store with a shelf life of about a week
      They also offer a creamy, which will last up to 8 months
      Both are very good depending what your looking for

      1. If you're in Uptown, Tee-Eva's on Magazine Street near Jefferson is as good as it gets.

        I also like Praline's by Jean in the Lower Garden District on St. Charles. They're next door to the Avenue Pub.

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        1. re: Frolic

          Another vote for Pralines by Jean--you can get standard size or minis, individually wrapped. Southern Candymakers is good, too: cooked right in front of your eyes in the shop.

            1. re: sarahvagaca

              Another vote for Southern Candymakers! Stop by one of their two locations on Decatur Street; they'll give you a sample and you'll be hooked.

              1. re: lillidalla

                The only ones I've had arr southern, and they were delicious. I'll check out a couple of the others mentioned and report back after this weekend....