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junglekitte 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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    midcity RE: junglekitte Jan 11, 2012 05:07 PM

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

    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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      kukubura RE: midcity Jan 12, 2012 04:53 AM

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

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      NOEats RE: junglekitte Jan 12, 2012 06:12 AM

      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

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        Frolic RE: junglekitte Jan 12, 2012 06:25 AM

        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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          Hungry Celeste RE: Frolic Jan 12, 2012 07:09 AM

          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.

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            sarahvagaca RE: Hungry Celeste Jan 14, 2012 01:02 AM

            +1 for Southern Candymakers!

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              lillidalla RE: sarahvagaca Jan 14, 2012 03:42 AM

              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.

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                herbert1 RE: lillidalla Mar 5, 2014 02:46 PM

                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....

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            zin1953 RE: Frolic Mar 13, 2014 09:50 PM

            Love Tee-Eva's . . . .

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