The Goodness

  • What We Offer

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.

Breakfast and Brunch Menu

Breakfast and brunch are served seven days a week at each of our locations. Click here for menu. Waffles are also served at our Prytania location.


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. 1 and we can work something out.



Who doesn’t love cake? Nihilists. Are you a nihilist? No. Then try our cake. And if you are a nihilist, it’s ok. We don’t judge. But you do have to be patient – cakes are made to order and require a 48-hour advance notice.


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!

Emma Bleach

Emma was an early adopter of gluten-free Play-Dough and it is this on-trend approach to sourcing that makes her such an asset to the Gracious team.

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!

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.

Ramon Osorio

As the resident bread head, Ramon first mastered the subtle hues of bien cuit while roasting practice turkeys by the dozen as a child. You can see the results in the burnished mahogany crust of his boules.

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 has three locations. Gracious Mid-City is located on the ground floor of the Woodward Design + Build company headquarters at 1000 S. Jeff Davis Parkway. Our phone number is 504.321.6233. Our hours are:

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

Gracious on the Avenue is at 2854 St. Charles Avenue on the corner of 6th Street in the Garden District. Our phone number is 504.301.9949. Our hours are:

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gracious Bakery Uptown is located at 4930 Prytania Street and the direct number is 504.300.8135. Our hours are:

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Address:

    Gracious Mid-City
    1000 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy, Ste. 100
    NOLA 70125

    Gracious on the Avenue
    2854 St. Charles Avenue
    NOLA 70115

    Gracious Bakery Uptown
    4930 Prytania Street
    NOLA 70115

  • Phone:
    504.321.6233 (Mid-City)
    504.301.301.9949 (St Charles Avenue)
    504.300.8135 (Prytania)
    504.301.3709 Ext.1 Catering
    504.301.3709 Ext. 2 (Wholesale and Employment)
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