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French Market Express

5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169
+1 318-357-9002
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fast food
5109 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This used to be a must stop for me while passing thru. This stop wasn't so good. Restrooms weren't so clean. The whole place was definitely understaffed from the restaurant to the checkouts even tho the food is still good. I will give them a...More

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

Thank you for reaching out, Keith. While I'm glad our food still impressed you, I'm sorry our space wasn't as clean as you're used to. I can assure you this isn't the new norm around here, so I can't wait to welcome you back. Until...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great variety, great cultural food specialties. Very busy place but the line moves fast and the yam cake and boudin balls are worth the wait.

1  Thank yulanderam
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed our fresh-made tam cakes and boudin balls, and thanks for the patience while we had a longer line. Until next time! Linda Henderson

Reviewed 23 March 2018

My sister and I stopped here to fill up her car for the ride home. We decided to go inside for a snack and found a lots of treats. They basically have bakery with all sorts of items that look amazing!!! And also lots of...More

Thank Danielle B
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

I'm so thrilled that we could be such a pleasant surprise during your travels, Danielle! From the meat pies to those bottles of wine -- I loved reading your story. Thanks so much for sharing. We can't wait to see you both again! All the...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Yes, the meat pies are good, but the star of the show is the YAM CAKE! I was hesitant to try one, but after reading my trusty Trip Advisor, where many reviewers raved about the yam cakes, I decided I had to try one, and...More

Thank Brerry
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

I am so excited to know what a huge hit the yam cakes were for you, Brerry! Having you come by to check us out really means a lot, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your story. Here's to hopefully having you back...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed their homemade food While waiting for a fresh cooked king cake I had to try the good looking food. Had tips, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh roll and corn. All very very good. King cake was awesome once trying it at home. Highly recommend this...More

Thank K9sniffer
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

I'm so thrilled to see that everything you tried was such a big hit, and it's just as wonderful to know that the King Cake was tasty as well! It really means a lot to have you come by, and I'm honored to have earned...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We were lured here by other reviews touting the meat pies. These are not false reviews. Natchitoches is renowned for meat pies and French Market Express is a must stop for a solid contender for best meat pie around.

Thank Victor W
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Wow -- thank you so much, Victor. This seriously just made my day, and I can't wait to have you back for more of the same greatness! All the very best, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I’m driving through LA today and heard about the French Market while researching where to stop pretty much in the middle of nothing! I decided we had to stop here for lunch and I’m so glad we did. The food was excellent as was the...More

Thank lrltshw
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

This just made my day! I'm so delighted to know that we could be a pleasant surprise during your travels, and I'll definitely let the staff know that you had such a great time. Thanks for everything -- we can't wait to have you back...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

We went for the meat pies. Both the regular & the spicy were good. As my other was being filled, I noticed how good the catfish looked. Biggest mistake was only buying one piece. Probably some of the best catfish we have eaten. Very light...More

Thank kftw
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks for all the very kind words! I'm so happy to know that our food made such an awesome impression, and here's to hopefully seeing you again real soon! Sincerely, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 26 December 2017

Apparently, meat pies are a local dish. A Tripadvisor review is what got me to go try one. AWESOME! This place is basically a convenience store with a deli built in, but they have tables available. The meat pie and yam cake was a wonderful...More

Thank DrMomma
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Wow -- thank you so much, Dr. Momma! It seriously means so much to know that we've made it onto your list of places to come back to, and I can't wait for when that day arrives! All the best, Linda Henderson

Reviewed 5 December 2017

I have two words for you. Meat Pies! I will never understand how someone can be satisfied stopping at a fast food restaurant. Especially when there are little gems like this around. My oh my, getcha a meat pie. There are sandwiches and a full...More

Thank lazuliani
Linda H, Owner at French Market Express, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

It's great that you found so much to enjoy in our aisles, Lazuliani! Meat pies seem to be a fan favorite here, and I'm glad ours struck a chord with you. Hope you remember your cooler next time! See you soon, Linda Henderson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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