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Where to Find the Best Condiments in New Orleans

A roundup of the city’s favorite meal accompaniments

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Condiments aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of New Orleans cuisine. But maybe they should be.

Despite the city’s lack of fame for it, there are plenty of delightful and surprising condiments to be found across New Orleans. From creative combinations to simply making a great condiment better at its root than anywhere else, there are many delicious partners for the variety of dippable foods New Orleans cuisine offers.

Did we miss one of your favorite local sauces, condiments, or dressings? Let us know.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Toum at 1000 Figs

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3141 Ponce De Leon St #1
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 301-0848
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Light, airy, garlicky, and scrumptious, the classic toum at 1000 Figs isn’t to be missed, even if it doesn’t come with what you ordered. It’s particularly great on the wonderful house-made fries. 

1000 Fig’s fries served with a side of toum
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2. Blueberry BBQ Sauce at Piece Of Meat

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3301 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 372-2289
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This Mid City deli has been turning heads since it opened in April 2018, but the blueberry BBQ sauce is an underrated hit. It oozes over the sides of a mountain of chicken salad in the Delicate Lady sandwich, giving a sweet-and-savory boost to a wonderful rendition of a sandwich staple. 

3. Hot Peach BBQ Sauce at Marjie's Grill

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320 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2234
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Piece of Meat isn’t the only one mixing fruits in BBQ sauce to lovely results. This sweet yet spicy barbecue sauce comes with the grilled beef cheeks. Marjie’s menu changes often, so if it’s available, get it. 

4. Agogo Sauce at Cowbell

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8801 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-4222
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With each burger at this local institution comes a rich, savory homemade ketchup and a cup of “agogo sauce,” which is a mayo mixture boosted by sambal chilis, garlic, and honey that compels you to dip everything but the straw in. The burgers — and most everything else on Cowbell’s menu — is outstanding as-is, but the agogo sauce is what the most memorable after walking out the door. 

A Cowbell burger with agogo sauce pictured in background
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5. The Company Burger Condiment Bar

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611 O'Keefe Ave c7
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 309-9422
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Sauce heaven exists, and it’s at each Company Burger location in New Orleans. After ordering food, head straight to the condiment bar, which is teeming with homemade mayo mixes, ranch, “fancy sauce,” and more. They should sell those sauces in stores. 

Peek Inside The Company Burger’s Hot Second Location
Company Burger Uptown
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6. Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce at Cochon

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930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

This hot sauce can be found at most outposts in the Donald Link restaurant empire, and for good reason. Spicy yet balanced, this orange-hued sauce can be doused on anything savory. It occupies a permanent corner of our plate at Cochon Butcher, no matter what sandwich resides on it.

7. Spicy Butter at Maïs Arepas

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1200 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-6247
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Served with the Maiz de la Rueda, this supercharged butter creation should be requested with every dish. It’s that good. Don’t miss the salsa rosado, either, which is a pink sauce that is traditionally a Colombian mixture of ketchup, mayonnaise, and spices. 

Maiz de la rueda with spicy butter from Mais Arepas
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8. Creamy Cilantro Dressing at Juan's Flying Burrito

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2018 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 569-0000
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This bright and refreshing accompaniment perfectly balances most of Juan’s offerings. We get it with the Americanos tacos, but anything that has a kick to it will be enhanced by this green dream.

9. Firecracker Sauce at Parasol's

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2533 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 302-1543
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Parasol’s is back after an ownership change, and according to the bar’s Facebook page, the kitchen recently reopened as well. Get anything fried with the firecracker sauce on it. Akin to the famous bang bang sauce made famous by Bonefish Grill, Parasol’s rendition is better for our money, especially when it comes on an excellent fried shrimp poboy. 

10. Lemony White Miso Mayo at Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

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741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 266-2810
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You probably thought this entry would be about Picnic’s excellent Crystal hot sauce pulp — Food & Wine did call it one of its Best Bites of 2019. But no, though the pulp is delicious in its own right, the lemony miso mayo served with many of Picnic’s menu items is the star in our eyes. Savory, yet light, the sauce is a perfect foil to Picnic’s spicy crawfish boil fried chicken.

Picnic’s fried chicken served with lemon white miso mayo
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11. Homemade Mayo at La Boulangerie

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4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-3777
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We won’t call this “creative,” but it’s the best homemade mayonnaise this city has to offer. Get it with the outstanding breakfast sandwich, which comes with a homemade turkey sausage patty, a perfectly cooked egg, cheddar cheese, and the house-made mayo served on a classic La Boulangerie croissant or English muffin. 

1. Toum at 1000 Figs

3141 Ponce De Leon St #1, New Orleans, LA 70119
1000 Fig’s fries served with a side of toum
1000 Figs/Facebook

Light, airy, garlicky, and scrumptious, the classic toum at 1000 Figs isn’t to be missed, even if it doesn’t come with what you ordered. It’s particularly great on the wonderful house-made fries. 

3141 Ponce De Leon St #1
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Blueberry BBQ Sauce at Piece Of Meat

3301 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

This Mid City deli has been turning heads since it opened in April 2018, but the blueberry BBQ sauce is an underrated hit. It oozes over the sides of a mountain of chicken salad in the Delicate Lady sandwich, giving a sweet-and-savory boost to a wonderful rendition of a sandwich staple. 

3301 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Hot Peach BBQ Sauce at Marjie's Grill

320 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Piece of Meat isn’t the only one mixing fruits in BBQ sauce to lovely results. This sweet yet spicy barbecue sauce comes with the grilled beef cheeks. Marjie’s menu changes often, so if it’s available, get it. 

320 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Agogo Sauce at Cowbell

8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118
A Cowbell burger with agogo sauce pictured in background
Cowbell/Facebook

With each burger at this local institution comes a rich, savory homemade ketchup and a cup of “agogo sauce,” which is a mayo mixture boosted by sambal chilis, garlic, and honey that compels you to dip everything but the straw in. The burgers — and most everything else on Cowbell’s menu — is outstanding as-is, but the agogo sauce is what the most memorable after walking out the door. 

8801 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118

5. The Company Burger Condiment Bar

611 O'Keefe Ave c7, New Orleans, LA 70113
Peek Inside The Company Burger’s Hot Second Location
Company Burger Uptown
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Sauce heaven exists, and it’s at each Company Burger location in New Orleans. After ordering food, head straight to the condiment bar, which is teeming with homemade mayo mixes, ranch, “fancy sauce,” and more. They should sell those sauces in stores. 

611 O'Keefe Ave c7
New Orleans, LA 70113

6. Sweet Potato Habanero Hot Sauce at Cochon

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This hot sauce can be found at most outposts in the Donald Link restaurant empire, and for good reason. Spicy yet balanced, this orange-hued sauce can be doused on anything savory. It occupies a permanent corner of our plate at Cochon Butcher, no matter what sandwich resides on it.

930 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Spicy Butter at Maïs Arepas

1200 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Maiz de la rueda with spicy butter from Mais Arepas
Mais Arepas/Facebook

Served with the Maiz de la Rueda, this supercharged butter creation should be requested with every dish. It’s that good. Don’t miss the salsa rosado, either, which is a pink sauce that is traditionally a Colombian mixture of ketchup, mayonnaise, and spices. 

1200 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Creamy Cilantro Dressing at Juan's Flying Burrito

2018 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This bright and refreshing accompaniment perfectly balances most of Juan’s offerings. We get it with the Americanos tacos, but anything that has a kick to it will be enhanced by this green dream.

2018 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Firecracker Sauce at Parasol's

2533 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Parasol’s is back after an ownership change, and according to the bar’s Facebook page, the kitchen recently reopened as well. Get anything fried with the firecracker sauce on it. Akin to the famous bang bang sauce made famous by Bonefish Grill, Parasol’s rendition is better for our money, especially when it comes on an excellent fried shrimp poboy. 

2533 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Lemony White Miso Mayo at Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

741 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Picnic’s fried chicken served with lemon white miso mayo
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey/Facebook

You probably thought this entry would be about Picnic’s excellent Crystal hot sauce pulp — Food & Wine did call it one of its Best Bites of 2019. But no, though the pulp is delicious in its own right, the lemony miso mayo served with many of Picnic’s menu items is the star in our eyes. Savory, yet light, the sauce is a perfect foil to Picnic’s spicy crawfish boil fried chicken.

741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118

11. Homemade Mayo at La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St #1518, New Orleans, LA 70115

We won’t call this “creative,” but it’s the best homemade mayonnaise this city has to offer. Get it with the outstanding breakfast sandwich, which comes with a homemade turkey sausage patty, a perfectly cooked egg, cheddar cheese, and the house-made mayo served on a classic La Boulangerie croissant or English muffin. 

4600 Magazine St #1518
New Orleans, LA 70115

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