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  • Caramalized Pear Danish
  • Coconut Passion Fruit Cake
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The Goodness

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

The Menus

Gracious offers breakfast and brunch, pastries, sandwiches, salads, breads and dessert. Breakfast and Lunch Catering packages are also available with free delivery for orders of $100+ and online ordering is now available.


Halloween Menu

Upgrade your Treats with our custom line of Halloween offerings. Place your order before October 21st and receive 10% off for a spooky good deal. Here is our menu … if you dare.

Breakfast & Brunch

Gracious is pleased to offer breakfast and brunch service. You’ve been asking and we’ve finally done the right thing by you. Menus are below for your perusal.


Breakfast and Brunch 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



Win over clients and impress upper management with a delicious catering package from Gracious. We deliver pretty much all over the city and delivery is free ($100 minimum). Even better, you can now order online. As we bake off all breads daily, we do ask that orders be placed at least a day ahead but if you are in a tight spot give us a call at 504-301-3709 Ext. 2 and we can work something out.


Breakfast Catering Menu

Lunch Catering Menu


Who doesn’t love cake? Communists. Are you a communist? No. Then try our cake. You can even order them online. And if you are a communist, it’s ok. We don’t judge.


Cake 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!


Chris Dominguez

~Assistant Pastry~

When the double-secret banana phone rings, only one guy stands there ready to suit up. Meet Chris, the newest member of our production squad.


Allison Gallagher

~ Gracious Bakery + Cafe Manager ~

Allison’s cheerful smile and warm disposition keeps guests coming back at Gracious Bakery + Cafe. We are always happy to see her and know you will be too!

Collin J

Collin Jilbert

~ Logistics ~

Cool as pockets.


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.



~ Complaints Department ~
’nuff said.


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: jay@graciousbakery.com