Nor Joe Market

The best selection of imported Italian foodstuffs in metro New Orleans. Muffulettas are great, chicken parm and lasagne are too. Shop & eat here • 505 Frisco Ave, Metairie

nor joe market - nola places photo - june, 2020

GO FOR: Imported meats, cheeses, wines and specialty food items as well as house-made products. A treasure trove of interesting items awaits.

Nor Joe Market, (Nor Joe Importing Co., officially) is one of many jewels in the crown of Old Metairie.

Located on Frisco Ave. just minutes from Mid City, Lakeview, or Downtown — Nor Joe packs an amazing amount of product into a small space, and every shelf counts.

New Orleans has many families of Italian heritage, and Nor Joe’s goal is to provide our city with the very best food products from La Cucina Italiana. A unique food experience awaits each time you visit. Gourmet products are stocked from all across Italy, and also from France, Greece, Croatia, and other countries in Europe, too.

Some people say this is the best muffuletta in New Orleans, others say this is the best tiramasu. We say: it’s one of our favorite places because of the broad range of high-quality products you just can’t get anywhere else, and the super-friendly people.

A visit to Nor Joe feels like you’re treating yourself to a short trip abroad. Return home and whip up a great meal using Nor Joe’s products, and your family will ask: Where did this come from?

Fresh goods, staple items, a wide variety of imported cheeses and olive oils, and that’s not all — Nor Joe makes delicious meatballs, lasagne, offers poboys and muffulettas, fresh baked bread, wine, and gelato, too.

Want to know how quick thinking and ingenious the owners of Nor Joe are? As COVID struck, and restrictions were put in place by local authorities, Nor Joe found yet another way to serve it’s friends and familiar customers. They quickly opened a drive through, pop-up, and ran that until indoor places were allowed to reopen safely.

Bringing quality and value to New Orleans is top of mind at Nor Joe, and that’s why they’re listed on Nola Places. We look forward to a revival of the Muffalatta Festival. – scott mccrossen