Louisiana Dining August 04, 2022
One Of The Best Bakeries In Louisiana Is Tucked Away In A Gas Station
Every state has some interesting quirks, and one of Louisiana’s is that our gas stations tend to have some of the best food you can find on the road. If you’ve ever had
Brother’s Fried Chicken, then you know what we’re talking about. While this particular gas station may not be known for its fried chicken, they are known for its sinfully delicious sweet treats, especially its signature creation: yam cakes.
If you find yourself traveling along I-49 through Natchitoches and need to fill up, French Market Express is the place to stop.
This place is so much more than a convenience store.
Here, you can fill up your tank, grab some souvenirs from the gift shop, and even have a hearty meal.
One thing you’ll notice when you walk inside is the huge display case full of cookies, pastries, and pies.
Baked fresh daily, you’ll find a huge assortment of sweet treats to give you that much-needed sugar rush to get to your final destination.
From extra-large cookies to heavenly pies, you’ll be tempted to try one of everything!
Pies are available both by the slice and the entire pie.
You only live once. Get the whole pie.
You can even get a taste of New Orleans!
The beignets are made fresh to order and dusted with powdered sugar, just like you'd find in the Big Easy.
French Market Express is known for its famous Yam Cakes. It’s their signature creation.
Based off of the owner’s original family recipe, this beautiful bundt cake is perfectly moist with just the right amount of icing for the perfect balance of sweetness.
French Market Express also serves hearty meals, too.
Specials change daily, so be sure to visit their
to find out what's cooking today. Pictured above are meat pies, a Natchitoches staple.
French Market Express website for more information including special orders and a full menu. While you’re in Natchitoches, spend some time strolling through the incredible 33-block Historic District. Address: French Market Express, 5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457, USA