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Southern Candymakers

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French Quarter
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334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
+1 800-344-9773
09:00 - 19:00
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West Covina
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was first introduced to these creamy delights by a co-worker who always visits New Orleans every year. She brought some to work to have us try some and I was hooked! You have to try these if you have a sweet tooth. They are just perfectly sweet and creamy and very addicting. If you don't want to carry it... More 

Thank grrracie
Roy, Utah
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had never tasted pralines, oh my goodness ... They are a MUST try!!! The store is clean, with a lovely display of their delicious variety of offerings. You may regret trying the candies ... but your hips will savor every delicious morsel!!!!

Thank gaylyneh
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told when coming to NOLA to try pralines and this was one of the highest rated places, and for good reason. They're sweet and have a perfect texture. We also got a sampler box with pralines, mississippi mud and turtles, all of which were very good. Kind staff too!

Thank Katherine M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place with awesome southern sweets. The staff was very kind friendly I highly recommend you going

Thank Tanisha H
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pralines and other candies like the delicious Tortues are the best in the city! I regularly stop there for movie treats, as well as for thank-you gifts for hosts/hostesses. My favorites are the original creamy, but they're all good!

Thank SassySue612
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We never come to NOLA without a visit to the Southern Candy Company. Hands down, they have the best pralines in NOLA - really anywhere! Don't miss stopping by on your next trip to the Big Easy.

Thank mahc1562
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have posted signs and awards declaring theirs to be the best pralines in New Orleans. TRUST THEM! Super friendly service and tasty treats that continue to delight the tongue long after they've vacated your palate.

Thank eripooh72
New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Always a treat to pick up a praline or piece of divinity while walking through the French Market on Decatur St.

Thank B D
Brooklyn, New York
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395 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having sampled pralines from almost every candy maker in the French Quarter, my husband and I decided the pralines from Southern Candymakers are our absolute favorites, no question! Of course, they have an entire shop of various sweets, They are generous with their samples, and staffed by personable, friendly people.

Thank SuzyQu15
Southgate, Michigan
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creamy pralines weren't the creamiest I've had, but the peanut butter praline was good. Peanut butter cups are more like a peanut butter sandwich. Nothing holds the peanut butter in so when you take a bite it explodes out the sides.

Thank CallMrPlow

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1024
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 800-344-9773
Southern Candymakers is a family-owned candy store in New Orleans' charming French Quarter. According to Bon Appetit Magazine, we have the best pralines...fresh and handmade daily!

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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