This storefront on Magazine Street has a romantic past that includes a stints as a stable, as the local tea and coffee depot, and a flower shop. It’s a space that’s always provided the neighborhood with quality provisions, and not much has changed. These days, it’s occupied by La Petite Grocery, which serves one of the best brunches in town. The food is locally sourced and simple but ridiculously tasty: Stone-ground grits with just a little salt and butter, a jar of assorted pickles to nibble, and NOLA’s iteration of a lobster roll—the Gulf shrimp roll—are a few standouts. While the crisp white tablecloths and low, golden lighting are undeniably elegant, Le Petit Grocery still maintains a casual ambiance that’s typical of New Orleans.

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