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French Market Express

5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169
+1 318-357-9002
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yam cake” (17 reviews)
“pies” (20 reviews)
“crawfish pie” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Fast food
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LOCATION
5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We love this filling station with a kitchen and gift shop. Most always get meat pies, and take a pie home, usually their food is really good. They stay very busy most all the time, so often the restrooms are messy, but the food is...More

Thank Gooseview
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm so honored to know that you enjoy coming by so often. Knowing how much you love our food really means a lot, and I hope we get to see you again sometime soon! Thanks for everything, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed shrimp Po boys, Boudin sausage balls, and delicious pies at this gas station/café/convenience store. The food was very, very good. The place was clean. Very friendly, warm, welcoming staff. Nice place to stop when you are on the road and you want some...More

1  Thank Great-Laughs
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so excited to see that everything about your visit was such a big hit! Thanks for the kind words -- we can't wait to see you again! All the best, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had never had them before but a friend I was going to visit wanted me to bring her some. I bought and headed down H90 to Houma. So much construction and could only go 45MPH. The 4 of us got so hungry we ate them...More

Thank Nancy R
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad the food was a big hit, Nancy! Thanks a whole bunch for swinging by -- I hope we get to do it again some time soon! -Linda Henderson

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gas station that has a lunch counter and bakery. We tried some meat pies, pecan pie, chocolate pie, and yam loaf. Wow! The food was great! The yam loaf or yam muffin shouldn't be missed. As good a meat pie as I...More

Thank Thetravelingtoads
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We've got a lot to offer here, so I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything from the meat pies to our yam loaf. What's more, saying it was the best meat pie you've had speaks volumes, and I'm happy to hear it! Until next time, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place is open late and has a wide variety of baked goods, meats, gifts and even shrimp. However, if you can get past the rude cashier that couldn't even speak to me while ringing up my purchase then by all means shop here. She...More

Thank Lisa T
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I can assure you that there is nothing more important to us here than providing customers with stellar service, Lisa, and I apologize that you were left with a different impression. Everyone here is very aware and passionate about those qualities, and your concerns are...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Located inside a gas station, French Market has some amazing meat pies but above that are the home made desserts. This place is a must eat if in the area.

Thank Erical337
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Erica! It sincerely means the world to have earned your amazingly kind words and recommendation -- here's to having you back again any time you're nearby! All the best, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 10 July 2017

So much to see and the food is INCREDIBLE, but their bakery is amazing (TRY THE YAM CAKE)..so many things and plenty to shop and see

Thank JohnOlthoff
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Wow -- thank you so much, John! It really means the world to know what a big hit our food was, and I hope we get to see you again real soon! All the best, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Reviews failed to mention that it's a gas station. They no longer cook beignets. But they did have meat pies and a yam cake. There is tourist merchandise and donuts. There was an eat in area but not well separated from store. It was busy...More

Thank kiley45
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much, Kiley -- I'm happy to know that you had a good experience with us! Having you share your kind words with everyone means a lot, and here's to hopefully welcoming you back again some time soon! Sincerely, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I had seen on TripAdvisor that the yam cakes were good and wanted to try them. Our hotel was very close so we pulled in to get gas and get a yam cake/muffin for the road. They were tasty. The lady working the counter said...More

Thank Lindsay K
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you so much for swinging by, Lindsay! It means a lot to know that you came by based on word of mouth, and I'm thrilled to know that your enjoyed the yam cakes. Again, thanks for everything -- I hope we get to see...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

our yearly trip to Lion's Camp lands us here (by choice). If possible, everything we tried was even better than last year. The crawfish pie was unbelievable. Definitely will be back on the way home and then next year.

Thank Swentzell01
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Wow -- thank you so much! I am sincerely flattered to know that you loved our crawfish pie so much, and it's an honor to be one of your road trip traditions. Here's to doing it all over again some time! Sincerely, Linda Henderson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 00:00
Monday
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday
00:00 - 00:00
Friday
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches
  • Phone Number: +1 318-357-9002
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