La Petite Grocery
Located on the corner of Magazine and Berlin, La Petite Grocery has some serious history.
In the late 1800s, the building was a Creole cottage that was sold to become the Central Tea, Coffee and Butter Depot. In 1908, a devastating fire that stretched for two square miles left the store completely destroyed.
After changing hands multiple times and going from a grocery store to a flower shop, La Petite Grocery officially opened its doors in 2005.
Today, La Petite Grocery is channeling the history of the store through the timeless creations of executive chef and owner, Justin Devillier. Born in sunny California, Justin has since embraced the culture and cuisine of New Orleans.
“Our beignets are super popular, we have people come here just for beignets.”
The interior of La Petite Grocery is beautifully lit, with white tablecloths draped over bistro-style tables. But for the best experience, sitting outside on Magazine offers the perfect backdrop for any meal.
Chef Devillier has taken his love for New Orleans and added his own twist throughout his award-winning menu. The Blue Crab Beignets are a savory variation of the sweet classic.
The beignets are served golden brown, sprinkled with sea salt and with a side of malt vinegar aioli. The outside is crispy and the inside is smooth and delicate — you’ve never had beignets quite like this.
The Turtle Bolognese is another dish where Devillier is pushing the conventional into the unconventional. The turtle is served ground over bucatini pasta with sherry and a fried soft boiled egg cracked over the top. (If you wanted to take a picture of a dish, this is the one.)
Experience New Orleans, both old and new, at La Petite Grocery.