6 Reasons To Shop At Zuppardo’s

6 Reasons To Shop At Zuppardo’s

I should start by saying that my husband is actually the one who does the grocery shopping. He goes to Sam’s once a week (no, he hasn’t switched to Costco yet) and he goes to Zuppardo’s. He used to go to Rouses, but he stopped during the pandemic and never looked back. Yes, Zuppardo’s has slightly higher prices according to him, but here are the reasons why he says that it’s worth it.

  1. No lines

He swears that no matter when you go to Zuppardo’s you will not stand in a line, and he isn’t wrong. I went to Zuppardo’s the day before Thanksgiving and he was right, there were 2 people in front of me and all of the registers were open. So nice!

Never long lines at Zuppardo's

2. The Hot Bar

At our house, we just cannot cook all of the time. There are nights when we do quick meals like breakfast for dinner or eat leftovers. One of the great things about these nights is that my husband always has food in the fridge from Zuppardos hot bar.

Some of his favorites:

Meatballs and the meatloaf. The stewed chicken and mashed potatoes or stewed turkey that they have. And of course, Seafood Friday: On Fridays the hot bar is all seafood. You can pick French fries, hushpuppies, fried shrimp, fried fish, and crawfish etouffee, among other stuff.

Zuppardo's hot food bar is all seafood on Fridays

Zuppardos fried chicken according to him is better than Popeyes (and he loves Popeyes). He will pass Popeyes up to go to Zuppardos.

3. The Cold Food

They have refrigerated food that is freshly made, and you can bring it home and warm it up. Not to mention that they have delicious muffalettas from Central Grocery in the French Quarter.

Some of his favorites:

Eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan, jambalaya, dirty rice, chicken Florentine, shrimp and pasta, hot tamales, lasagna, meatballs, seafood lasagna, Grilled chicken, and spaghetti. The list goes on.

4. Soups and Salad

They have every salad you can imagine! Olive salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, chicken salad with pecans, chicken salad with grapes, buffalo chicken salad, smoked salmon salad. It is a great variety! In his words: Anything you can think of, they’ve got it.

They have quarts and pints filled with a variety of soups. They have various bean soups, split pea, chili, chicken noodle, and many others to choose from. If you want a warm soup on a cold day, stop at Zuppardo’s.

Zuppardo's has a ton of soups to choose from!

5. Liquor

Although my husband has been sober since 2006, he says Zuppardo’s looks like it has every wine and beer imaginable…apparently, they even have peanut butter beer!

6. Staff

You can find a manager on every aisle. The managers are the ones in the grey shirts. They are everywhere. The owners of Zuppardo’s are also present in the store. When they say that it makes a difference when the owners are there, they are right.

Zuppardo's grocery store is family owned.

Have you shopped at Zuppardo’s? Do you love it as much as I do? Give it a try if you haven’t gone, you won’t be sorry!


Kelley Lockhart-Delaune
Kelley Lockhart Delaune was born and raised In Metairie, Lousiana. She is married to her husband and has two boys, Roman (10) and Remy (8). Kelley received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from LSU and her Masters in Social Work from Tulane in 2002. Kelley is a psychotherapist in private practice. She owns Modern Therapy and Wellness, a group practice. Her and her team focus on helping others to heal themselves and their relationships. You can find her mental health and wellness blog at: https://moderntherapyandwellness.com/. In her spare time, you can find her working out, drinking coffee, going to the beach, cursing too much, staying up too late and writing.


  1. This is so accurate! I never would step foot in the old Zuppardos, but you can’t keep me out of the new one. I go at least 2 times a week to get deli meat for the kids. The experience is so much nicer than a typical grocery store.


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