NOLA’s FIRST Candy Shop :: Laura’s Candies {Three Locations}

NOLA’s FIRST Candy Shop :: Laura’s Candies {Three Locations}

The Metairie Location of Laura’s Candies.

Laura’s Candies was established in 1913 at 331 Chartres Street in the heart of the French Quarter. The scrumptious pralines and chocolates are handmade daily with recipes that date back to the 19th century!

Ice Cream Parlor at the Metairie Location of Laura’s Candies.

When I walked in the doors, my eyes lit up like a kid at Christmas. I walked around the store for at least 15 minutes going “Ooooohhh look at this! Ooooo they have this!” The staff was so kind and patient with me while they described everything and shared their favorite items. I shouldn’t tell you this but… the chocolate covered almonds are a hit. Please save some for me!

Mississippi Mud is one of their most popular sweet treats.



The options are almost endless at Laura’s Candies. Here you can find:

  • Pralines
  • Fudge
  • Truffles
  • Mississippi Mud
  • Louisiana Turtles
  • Candy Apples
  • M&Ms in tons of flavors
  • Skittles in tons of flavors
  • Chocolate covered oreos
  • Chocolate covered everything
  • An entire ice cream parlor at the Metairie location
  • And so much more!
The fudge is delicious from Laura's Candies!
The fudge is delicious from Laura’s Candies!
With a wide variety of treats, there is something for everyone.
With a wide variety of treats, there is something for everyone.

You can visit one of the three locations in person or purchase items online HERE. If you want to send a piece of New Orleans to a family or friend out of town, Laura’s Candies is a great option for Christmas gifts too. Large corporations also use Laura’s Candies for Christmas gifts as well. Be sure to get your Christmas orders in by November 1st because they book up fast!

Not Just Dessert:

Besides delicious candies, this shop also has other New Orleans gifts as well. I found these adorable door hangers at the Metairie location. There was a small assortment of ornaments, hot sauce, and other New Orleans themed items as well.

Door Hangers for sale

Our Favorite:

Our favorites so far are the dark chocolate covered almonds AND the chocolate peanut butter cup. That peanut butter is out of this world! I have no idea how they make it, but my husband keeps going back for more. I’m going to try the peanut butter fudge and Mississippi mud sometime very soon!


  • 305 Royal St, New Orleans (newest location)
  • 224 Severn Ave, Metairie  (Ice Cream Parlor)
  • 331 Chartres St, New Orleans (original location)

Bring your kids or your husband to this unique Candy Shop to immerse yourself in a truly scrumptious experience.  Don’t forget to let us know which treat is your favorite!

Rachael Rayes
Rachael lives in Kenner with her husband Steven and her two sons, Wyatt and Sawyer. After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University, she began working as a Speech Language Pathologist. Her current focus is adults with neurological disorders in an outpatient setting. When not at work, her favorite place to be is on her swing in her backyard watching her kids play. From the outside, people think she's the organized, crafty mom, but that is far from the truth. Like most moms, she's doing her best to survive the chaos of this crazy, beautiful life of motherhood. In 2024, she dreams of living a more minimalistic life and really focusing on the present.


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