French Grocery

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A couple from New Orleans started this part market, part restaurant in 2013. French Grocery specializes in French, Cajun and Creole foods. The outside of the grocery may not look like much, but the decor and the service makes you feel welcome upon entering. You basically order your food or drink at the service counter and find a table to sit at and eat. They have a couple of huge deli cases full of pastas, meats, cheeses and desserts. They also have an enormous collection of French wines that are displayed beautifully throughout the store. I’ve been here a couple times now, but haven’t had the opportunity to grab anything off their lunch or diner menu. But the BBQ shrimp po-boy and muffuletta sandwiches look amazing. The cochon de lait sandwich is also on my must-try list. I came in for some beignets and coffee the last time I was here and took home some yummy macarons for dessert. They have quite a variety of them to choose from. My personal favorite is the salted caramel one. Today I stopped in and took home some of their homemade cinnamon almond butter. This place has been a nice addition to the Phoenix area and gives me some good throwback memories of my visit to New Orleans.

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AJ’s Patio

One of my favorite things to do is to grab some coffee and read a book in the mornings at AJ’s fine food’s patio. They have $0.75 drink refills on their coffee and tea if you own one of their cups. AJ’s also has a fine selection of foods and wine in their grocery store. With the weather cooling down, Christin and I got a chance to sit on the patio and enjoy coffee and dessert and read a book together. We got a rich caramel cheese cake and a delicious carrot cake for our late afternoon snack.

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