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Best New Orleans' Spots for National Pecan Pie Day on July 12

12:00 July 11, 2023
By: Staff

New Orleans' Spots to Visit for Great Pecan Pie

Nothing screams Southern comfort quite like a slice of pecan pie. Just one bite would send just about anyone into a sugary and nutty version of heaven. Luckily, New Orleans pies are some of the best around. So if you're in the Crescent City for National Pecan Pie Day on July 12, check out these 10 local spots and grab yourself a slice or two.

Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave.


One of New Orleans' iconic diners also happens to have a killer pecan pie. Camellia Grill's original pecan pie is an absolute knock out and is even heated on the restaurant's grill. The restaurant also offers a chocolate pecan pie is that is more to your taste. Make sure to also get Camellia's famous cheeseburger or omelet.

Camellia Grill [Facebook]

Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar

509 Canal St.

504 323-2109

Housed in one of the oldest buildings on Canal Street, Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a must visit for locals and tourists. Creole classics like fried alligator, red beans and rice, and crawfish etouffee are all available. They even have tasty breakfast options. Don't forget about ordering some pie.

Creole House Restaurant [Facebook]

Gracious Bakery

Multiple Locations

Delicious and beautifully made cakes and pies abound at Gracious Bakery. Don't leave without getting the bakery's Louisiana Pecan Pie. This pie is even spiked with some Sazerac Praline liqueur for just an extra helping of tasty goodness. The bakery can be found on both St. Charles Avenue and Prytania Street.

Gracious Bakery's Sazerac Pecan Pie [Facebook]

High Hat Cafe

4500 Freret St.


High Hat Cafe is a true neighborhood joint that specializes in cuisine from both Louisiana and the Mississippi River Delta. The restaurant's po-boys, burgers, and other sandwiches are all to die for. Don't forget to ask for a tasty slice of pie!

High Hat Cafe [Facebook]

Loretta's Authentic Pralines

Multiple Locations

New Orleanians love their pralines and Loretta's Authentic Pralines is perhaps one of the best places to get some. You can find Loretta's at both North Rampart Street and in the historic French Market. Make sure to ask for some tasty pecan pie if you decide to go.

Loretta's Authentic Pralines [Facebook]

Mother's Restaurant

401 Poydras St.


Mother's Restaurant is one of the best places in the entire city to grab a tasty po-boy and some great tasting baked ham. You absolutly can go wrong getting the famous Ferdi Special po-boy. Mother's pecan pie is $6. Pair that with a traditional New Orleans chicory coffee.

Mother's Restaurant [Facebook]

New Orleans Creole Cookery

508 Toulouse St.


New Orleans Creole Cookery has one of the best looking outdoor patios in the French Quarter. Creole classics like gumbo, jambalaya, oysters, and more are available. End your meal with a slice of pie and maybe one of the restaurant's craft cocktails. They also have a killer Bananas Fosters cheesecake.

New Orleans Creole Cookery [Facebook]

Nonno's Cajun Cuisine & Pastries

1940 Dauphine St.


Nonno's Cajun Cuisine & Pastries definitely should be on your list. Delcious po-boys, fried seafood plates, and so much more can be enjoyed here. End your tasty meal with a satisfying slice of pecan pie. It, as well as all of Nonno's other pies, is $8.

Nonno's Cajun Cuisine and Pastries [Facebook]

Original Pierre Maspero's

440 Chartres St.


A local favorite in the French Quarter, the Original Pierre Maspero's is enjoyed for its classic Creole cuisine and its historic atmosphere. The building the restaurant resides in actually dates back to the late 1700s. So if you're there for Pecan Pie Day, make sure to ask them if they have any available. All of the restaurant's desserts can be served a la mode for $2.

Original Pierre Maspero's [Facebook]

Windowsill Pies

4714 Freret St.


French inspired and Southern-styled Windowsill Pies is a great spot to walk into if you're looking for some incredible pies. The bakery's menu tends to change regularly, but you'll be in luck for National Pecan Pie Day! Their vanilla bean bourbon pecan pie is a true knock out. They even have glutten free pecan slices!

Windowsill Pies [Facebook]

Local Spots to Enjoy a Classic Southern Pie

Summer time is hot in New Orleans, so it's always good to stop in on the city's many quality establishments and enjoy a sweet treat and some AC. The Big Easy has some of the best food in the South, so it would make sense that a classic Southern dessert like pecan pie would be treat right here. So make sure to explore the Crescent City and grab yourself a tasty slice of pie along the way. Bon appetite, y'all!

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