Most of us do our shopping at major supermarket chains, but there’s something special about going to a smaller, locally owned and operated grocery store. Supporting local businesses helps the community thrive, and these incredible supermarkets listed below would be honored to have your business.
Located in the heart of downtown Covington, Acquistapace’s is a local favorite. Locally owned and operated, this grocery store boasts the finest produce, meats, cheeses, and also local products. They’ve also got a seriously impressive wine selection, so be sure to check that out. Located at 125 E. 21Sst Avenue, Covington, LA 70433.
2. The Best Stop Supermarket
This family-owned country story opened in 1986 and has been keeping Cajuns happy ever since. Perhaps the best Boudin, Craklins, and smoked sausage are from this grocery store in Scott. Stop in and see for yourself! Located at 615 Highway 93 N, Scott, Louisiana 70583.
3. Vincent General Store
Your one stop shop for all the ingredients you’ll need to have your Asian meals at home. You’ll love their selections of wines, sodas, noodles, sauces, vegetables, and more. Located at 1000 Northgate Rf, Bossier City, LA 71112.
4. Alexander’s Highland Market
They have everything that the larger chain store offer, plus great local finds like sausages, jellies and jams, cheeses, etc. Be sure to take home some of their homemade soups and gumbos, they’re delicious. Located at 18111 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
5. Central Grocery
This quaint old-fashioned Italian-American grocery story is the perfect place to go when you’re looking for those hard to find items. And of course, you have to get a muffuletta while you’re there. Located at 923 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
6. Maxwell’s Market
Easily Baton Rouge’s number one spot for fresh meats, seafoods, wine, cheeses and prepared foods. They have an amazing deli with some of the best sandwiches you’ve ever had. Maxwell’s has three locations, so you’re never too far away from this lovely market: 7620-A Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70809, 6241 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, and 18135 E. Petroleum Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
7. Sunshine Health Foods
Sunshine Health Foods is a wonderful source for fresh, organic fruits and veggies. Their cafe offers gluten-free, dairy-free, all-organic selections and an excellent salad bar. The staff is highly knowledgeable and ready to assist you with any dietary/nutritional supplements, so feel free to pick their brains. Stop by at 5751 Youree Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105.
Family owned and operated since 1941, Fremin’s is a supermarket and a furniture store, a rare combination indeed. They support their local community by providing several specialty products you’d be hard pressed to find at a major chain. Check them out at 603 W. Admiral Doyle Drive, Set F. New Iberia, LA 70560.
Dorignac’s opened up its doors in 1947. In 1963, they moved from their original location in the Lower Garden District to it’s current home on Veterans in Metairie. Customer service and quality products made for the perfect foundation to keep Dorignac’s a New Orleans favorite. Located at 710 Veterans Blvd. Metairie, LA 70005.
10. Langlois’ Grocery
Not only does Langlois have amazing deals on their products (keep an eye out for their coupons!) but they have made-fresh-daily meals that are out of this world. Try their seared tuna, you won’t regret it! Find them at 419 E Main St, New Roads, Louisiana 70760.