Louisiana Attractions May 23, 2022
With A Restaurant And A Bakery, The Coolest Gas Station In The World Is Right Here In Louisiana
There are gas stations, and then there’s the French Market Express, one of the coolest gas stations in Louisiana. This iconic stop on the outskirts of Natchitoches has everything you need to fuel up both your car and your body.
If you're driving along Interstate 49 and passing through Natchitoches, French Market Express is the best place to stop.
Part gas station, part convenience store, part bakery, and part restaurant, it's safe to say this is truly your one-stop-shop for all your needs.
The convenience store side has all your usual grab-and-go items just like you'd find at a normal gas station.
There's even a gift shop section where you can pick up souvenirs and mementos.
As you head to the checkout counter, you'll find one of the most unusual surprises: a bakery!
French Market Express has a wide range of sweet treats to give you that much-needed sugar rush to continue your road trip.
They're famous for their Louisiana Yam Cake, and it's a must-try.
Based on a family recipe from the owner, this iconic cake is available in many different sizes and can even be ordered in advance.
But don't fill up on sweets just yet, because you may be swayed to the savory side of the store.
Not only does French Market Express run a full bakery, but they also serve daily hot place specials as well as Louisiana classics like po'boys, gumbo, and more.
Don't forget to grab a meat pie or two for the road.
You're in Natchitoches, after all - the birthplace of the meat pie!
For a full menu including all of their baked goods and ordering options, visit the
French Market Express website and follow the French Market Express Facebook page so you never miss out on the daily specials. If you’ve ever visited French Market Express, share your experience with us in the comments! Address: French Market Express, 5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457, USA