Bellegarde, the ubiquitous and beloved bread found in New Orleans restaurants, grocery stores, and wine shops, opens its first retail bakery tomorrow, July 20. Located in the Leonidas neighborhood at 8300 Apple Street (near the Claiborne and Carrollton intersection), Bellegarde Bakery will make its beautiful bread accessible directly to the public for the first time and triple output.Read More
Bellegarde makes beautiful bread, like country loaves with deep, dark seams splitting their crusts or toasty-crisp baguettes that seem to crackle just looking at them.
Now Bellegarde has a new home where it can sell bread direct and make that process plainly clear.Read More
In New Orleans, we at Gambit have identified the 2019 "40 Under 40" class.
The proud group includes overachievers and do-gooders -- those who stand out in the community.
Congrats to the Class 2019! Meet them below!Read More
Newly formed 4 Generations Organic, based in Alva, Oklahoma, features “estate grown” hard red wheat grown in Oklahoma and used by innovative bakeries such as Bellegarde Bakery in New Orleans.Read More
The little thing that defined Graison Gill’s life was the smell of freshly ground flour. It was 2014, and the 27-year-old owner of the newly opened Bellegarde Bakery had already taken New Orleans by storm, wowing customers at the farmers market with whole-grain loaves unlike anything this town of po’boys and beignets had ever seen. But despite Gill’s success, he was never satisfied with his flour.Read More
Bellegarde Bakery, the New Orleans bread bakery famous for its fresh milled flour and naturally leavened loaves, now sells its flours and grits in an online retail store. The bakery began as a pop-up at farmer’s markets in 2013, with owner Graison Gill managing all operations including delivery in an old pick up truck. “We now have a staff of 17 and three delivery vans, and are shipping our flour across the country,” Gill said. With visitors to the website and online store coming from all 50 states, Bellegarde’s flour sales are up over 1,000% from the previous year.Read More
Most people associate New Orleans bread with the long French bread loaves perfect for a po’ boy; Graison Gill of Bellegarde Bakery would like them to look deeper—all the way back to the dawn of New Orleans.Read More
On Tuesday (Dec. 11), Bellegarde launched an online store that offers seven freshly milled grains: buckwheat flour, durum flour, organic wheat, white wheat, rye flour, corn meal and grits.Read More
Bellegarde is now developing a new home near the intersection of Claiborne and Carrollton avenues in the Leonidas neighborhood. It will have its own retail bakery for the first time, while also expanding the bakery goods it produces.Read More
Hundreds of loaves of beautiful bread are handcrafted each day inside Bellegarde Bakery on Toledano Street in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood.Read More