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The Munch Factory Brings Modern Creole Comfort Food Back to Gentilly

The Pontchartrain Park location is now serving Creole gumbo, oysters Gentilly, and more

A plate of fried oysters over creamed spinach topped with scallions and caramelized onions
Oysters Gentilly from The Munch Factory
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A second location of LGD Creole gem The Munch Factory is once again serving diners in Gentilly, just a few blocks from where the restaurant first got its start eight years ago.

The City of New Orleans announced in July that it awarded a contract to operate the clubhouse restaurant at the Joseph M. Bartholomew Municipal Golf Course in Pontchartrain Park to Alexis and Jordan Ruiz, owners of The Munch Factory. It’s the second location of the restaurant, which relocated to the LGD from Gentilly in 2017. That year the Munch Factory was also tapped for a slew of restaurants set to inhabit the new much-awaited, and much-delayed, MSY airport terminal.

Among fans of the Munch Factory’s modern comfort food are are Jay-Z and Beyonce, who visited last year after their concert and sampled the signature oysters Gentilly and bread pudding. The Ruiz’s other Creole-style offerings are duck and waffles, shrimp and grits, and a customer favorite, the Munchin’ wings. At the golf course location, the Munch Factory’s menu is tailored to breakfast through early dinner and will offer more sandwiches, salads and wraps.

The Munch Factory at Ponchartrain Park (6514 Congress Drive) is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.

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The Munch Factory

1 Terminal Drive, , LA 70062