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Nine Outstanding New Orleans Sweet Shops

Pralines, turtles, macarons and more

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Around February, stores across the U.S. begin to fill up with red and pink heart-shaped boxes filled with perfunctory, mystery candies and chocolates that more often than not miss the mark flavor-wise. There's really nothing worse for one's tastebuds than to bite into a cocoa-coated sweet filled with chemically tasting filling. If there was any romance in that box, it's dead now.

Thankfully, New Orleans confectioners offer an assortment of above average treats. These are New Orleans tried-and-true local shops, some dating back to the early 1900s and all of them known for incredible specialties from pralines to truffles to Roman candy. These shops are great for  gifts, whether you want to ship to distant loved one or need to pick something up on short notice. While a sweet from one of these spots may not save Valentine's Day, it will certainly improve the odds of success.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. ManhattanJack

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4930 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-5551
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Truffles, toffees, salted caramel chocolates, peppermint bark, and the signature Effin Good Bar are just a few items to choose from at this Uptown fave. Make sure to stock up on the pignoli cookies and a sandwich from the new lunch menu too.

2. Sucré

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622 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Shimmering king cakes, macarons, and elegant chocolates make this sweets boutique an imperative stop for treat seekers in New Orleans. With locations in Uptown, Metairie and the Quarter, there's a shop close to everyone in town. Sucre also ships.

3. Bittersweet Confections

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725 Magazine St Ste A
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-2626
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Salted caramels and chocolate bark—including sea salt, rose petal, and peppermint flavors— are among the many delicious treats that chocolatier Cheryl Scripter sells online, at her store, and in local shops like Swirl and Whole Foods. There's also a second location in St. Roch Market.

4. Blue Frog Chocolates

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5707 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-5707
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At this Magazine Street chocolate and candy mecca, you can find chocolate in every form possible— including the gag-gift-worthy chocolate rocks and chocolate pizza. Truffle gift boxes, Mardi Gras doubloons, and candy flower bouquets make this a one stop shop for all your seasonal sweet needs.

5. Southern Candy Makers (French Market)

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723 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-6170
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This beloved candy shop specializes in toffee, chocolate, caramels, pralines, candied nuts and more. Plus, they have a wide variety of gift boxes ready for shipping.

6. Pralines By Jean

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1728 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-1910
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This LGD gem is known for outstanding pralines—including a coconut variation— and cupcakes galore. Gift boxes of pralines (and mini pralines) can be picked up or shipped out.

7. Leah's Pralines

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714 Saint Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-5662
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This quaint, family-owned shop across the street from Antoine's turns out incredible pralines, chocolate barks, hot sauce and candies.

8. Tee-Eva's Old Fashion Pies and Pralines

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5201 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-8350
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Call ahead to order your pralines ($2/each) and mini pralines (75 cents/each) before heading to this beloved Uptown sweets shop because the goods do go fast during peak seasons.

9. Loretta's Pralines

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2101 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 944-7068
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Loretta Harrison opened her first praline shop back in the early 1980s and her signature New Orleans candies have been a hit ever since. At the Marigny location, you'll find an array of pralines— from coconut to traditional— along with praline beignets and sweet potato cookies that are a fan favorite as well.

1. ManhattanJack

4930 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Truffles, toffees, salted caramel chocolates, peppermint bark, and the signature Effin Good Bar are just a few items to choose from at this Uptown fave. Make sure to stock up on the pignoli cookies and a sandwich from the new lunch menu too.
4930 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

2. Sucré

622 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Shimmering king cakes, macarons, and elegant chocolates make this sweets boutique an imperative stop for treat seekers in New Orleans. With locations in Uptown, Metairie and the Quarter, there's a shop close to everyone in town. Sucre also ships.
622 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Bittersweet Confections

725 Magazine St Ste A, New Orleans, LA 70130
Salted caramels and chocolate bark—including sea salt, rose petal, and peppermint flavors— are among the many delicious treats that chocolatier Cheryl Scripter sells online, at her store, and in local shops like Swirl and Whole Foods. There's also a second location in St. Roch Market.
725 Magazine St Ste A
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. Blue Frog Chocolates

5707 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
At this Magazine Street chocolate and candy mecca, you can find chocolate in every form possible— including the gag-gift-worthy chocolate rocks and chocolate pizza. Truffle gift boxes, Mardi Gras doubloons, and candy flower bouquets make this a one stop shop for all your seasonal sweet needs.
5707 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Southern Candy Makers (French Market)

723 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116
This beloved candy shop specializes in toffee, chocolate, caramels, pralines, candied nuts and more. Plus, they have a wide variety of gift boxes ready for shipping.
723 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Pralines By Jean

1728 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
This LGD gem is known for outstanding pralines—including a coconut variation— and cupcakes galore. Gift boxes of pralines (and mini pralines) can be picked up or shipped out.
1728 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Leah's Pralines

714 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
This quaint, family-owned shop across the street from Antoine's turns out incredible pralines, chocolate barks, hot sauce and candies.
714 Saint Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Tee-Eva's Old Fashion Pies and Pralines

5201 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Call ahead to order your pralines ($2/each) and mini pralines (75 cents/each) before heading to this beloved Uptown sweets shop because the goods do go fast during peak seasons.
5201 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Loretta's Pralines

2101 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Loretta Harrison opened her first praline shop back in the early 1980s and her signature New Orleans candies have been a hit ever since. At the Marigny location, you'll find an array of pralines— from coconut to traditional— along with praline beignets and sweet potato cookies that are a fan favorite as well.
2101 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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