• Caramalized Pear Danish
  • Coconut Passion Fruit Cake
  • Boule
  • Strawberry-Danish-Web

The Goodness

  • What We Offer
  • Berry Danish
  • Smoked-Ham-Web
  • Blackberry Mousse Bar-Web
  • Challoche Rolls
  • Coconut Passion Fruit Cake
  • Coffee-Beans

The Menus

Gracious offers coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, breads and dessert. Breakfast and Lunch Catering packages are also available with free delivery for orders of $100+

Coffee + Cake

Gracious features a curated selection of locally roasted French Truck coffee and espresso, homemade Chai and New Orleans-style iced coffee. And what goes great with coffee? Cake! Our new cake menu is below.


Coffee and Tea Menu

Cake Menu


Lunch is served seven days a week starting at 11 AM. All sandwiches are made on breads baked in-house, and our creative offerings are changed up regularly to reflect the best of what the markets have to offer.


Lunch Menu



Gracious offers business catering to the Greater New Orleans area and delivery is free ($100 minimum). As we bake off all breads daily, we do ask that orders be placed at least one day in advance.


Breakfast Catering Menu

Lunch Catering Menu

The Press and the People


The Buzz

Gracious is grateful to have received media attention for their efforts to make the world a tastier place:


Travel and Leisure Magazine

Food and Wine Magazine

New Orleans Magazine

Gambit (Bakery Feature)

Gambit (Review)




Thank You!



Megan Forman

~Co-Owner / Executive Pastry Chef~
Gracious is the realization of Megan Forman’s desire to open her own bakery focusing primarily on breads, artisan pastry and desserts. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Megan was Bayona’s Pastry Chef for six years before leaving to help open Sucre, where she worked prior to starting Gracious. Megan has been awarded the Rising Star Pastry Chef from Star Chefs, and her work has appeared in Food Arts, Modern Bride and other publications.


Jay Forman

~Co-Owner / 3rd String Dishwasher~

Jay Forman made his fortune as a quant before vesting at the age of 23 and returning to his native New Orleans to take up the lute. He learned he had a disposition ill-suited for retirement but fortunately his wife opened a bakery about the same time and he signed on as a delivery boy and third-string dishwasher. He also steals cookies from the case when Megan isn’t looking.


Greg Aycock

As Lunch Production Manager, Greg enjoys the dual responsibilities of planning the lunch menu and making the delicious fare. Creating the various soups and preparing yummy meat is specifically what gets Greg out of bed in the morning!

Sam Curtiss

Samantha Curtiss


A Hebrew from Long Island who grew up sleeping on flour bags with her dad at their bakery.

Anna Gerhard-Web

Anna Gerhard

Despite her generally sunny and easy-going disposition, Anna for some reason remains terrified of the Easter Bunny.


Heather Knudsen

~Director of Operations~
Heather’s prior experience as a professional cat herder serves her well in her current position as Director of Operations at Gracious. She’s the one who keeps it rolling.


Belle Nguyen

~ Baker ~

From making mud pies to making Mississippi Mud candy- Belle has always had a spot for anything sweet. So with that she decided that she’d skip the penny candy and learn how to make the best treats in the land. Now equipped with a little ‘know-how’ she can finally live up to her motto: “Be fat, be happy ;-)”


Summer Veatch


Two years of twice daily trips to patisseries and boulangeries in France taught Summer that “You are what you eat” is a real thing. Thankfully, she found a new outlet for her passion for pastry and satisfies her longings by making these delicious treats on a daily basis.


Gracious Bakery + Cafe is located on the ground floor of the Woodward Design + Build company headquarters at 1000 S. Jeff Davis Parkway. Our hours are:

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Our quick-service location Gracious to Go is located at 7220 Earhart Blvd at the corner of Pine Street. Our hours there are:

Monday - Friday: 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Closed Weekends.

  • Address:

    Gracious Bakery + Cafe
    1000 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy, Ste. 100
    NOLA 70125

    Gracious to Go
    7220 Earhart Boulevard
    NOLA 70125

  • Phone: 504.301.3709
  • Email: jayforman@hotmail.com