Whether you have visited New Orleans in the past, call this great city home, or have plans to visit in the future, we find that the tastes of the city tend to stay with you for a while. Like the spicy hot sauce flavors that make just about any meal a little richer. Or beignets that leave your taste buds craving more of that sweet, fluffy goodness. Lucky for us, even though we can’t get to them right now, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them from home. From meat lovers to coffee connoisseurs, here’s our local list to hold you down in the meantime.
Zapps Chips just invited the newest flavor to the family - the Evil Eye Chip. The latest addition is inspired by famed Voodoo healer Marie Laveau and features a concoction of flavors that embodies the sights, sounds, and soul of New Orleans.
There’s nothing like cozying up at home with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. You can find one of our favorite local brews at French Truck Coffee. From their signature cold brew to their Big Chief blend, you’ll find a roast for every palette. French Truck is currently offering free delivery and shipping. Looking to add even more variety to your home coffee collection? Congregation Coffee and Mojo are two other great options for NOLA-roasted coffee.
You can fix your sweet tooth with Loretta’s authentic and delicious pralines. Take your pick from flavors like chocolate or coconut praline, or the ever-popular, original flavor.
Nothing says New Orleans like a plate of soft, pillowy beignets. Baking beignets is a great activity to do at home with family, too. You can find the classic Cafe du Monde beignet mix in a variety of gift baskets online or at local grocery stores.
Since we’re all eating a lot more breakfasts at home, it doesn’t hurt to up your toast game with some New Orleans-made jams. Jamboree is a female-owned company that produces jams and marmalades made from locally sourced produce. And with flavors such as satsuma passion fruit, blackberry purple basil, and blood orange sumac, your breakfast will be anything but boring.
You don’t have to go to Bourbon street to enjoy a good cocktail. Cap off the week at home with a homemade cocktail courtesy of Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix. Stock your bar with flavors like the infamous Hurricane and Bloody Mary.
This mustard from Cochon Restaurant is nothing short of extraordinary. It’s a German-style whole grain mustard made with Abita Beer - need we say more? The perfect balance of spice, heat, and acidity makes it a great addition to grilled sausage, fried boudin, artisan cheese, and a ham and cheese sandwich.
The Sweet Potato Habañero Sauce from Cochon is a savory condiment with a hint of spice and sweetness. A drop of this will add a kick to soups and stews, and is also great with smoked meats, in casseroles, smothered greens, and red beans and rice.
The flavor gods have spoken - Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends come in a variety of flavors, such as Seafood Magic and Ground Dried Magic Chile. Did we mention there’s sauces, marinades, and smoked meats available for purchase as well?