Wrapping machine fixed; Hubig’s Pies ready to fully return

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The long-awaited return of Hubig’s Pies hit quite a snag on the first official day of in-store sales when a paper-wrapping machine at the factory failed Monday.

A spokesperson says the machine has been fixed and shipments of the fan-favorite pastries will be headed out first thing Wednesday morning (Nov. 9).

The first place you’ll be able to get your hands on one of the pies will be the Rouse’s store on Tchoupitoulas Street at 7 a.m.

Hubig’s Pies is returning to New Orleans in 2020

Hubig’s sold out of over 10,000 pies at a pop-up location on Sunday.

The apple and lemon pies are the first to be rolled out in the company’s resurrection. Other favorites such as chocolate, coconut, peach and pineapple will follow shortly, the statement said. And there will be seasonal flavors including sweet potato, strawberry, banana and blueberry, the company said.

The hand-held pastries vanished when the company’s factory at 2417 Dauphine St. burned to the ground on July 27, 2012. Hubig’s had opened in New Orleans in 1921 but shuttered after the fire. Andrew Ramsey acquired the defunct company in 2019, becoming the third generation member of his family to operate Hubig’s.

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Mykal Vincent

Mykal Vincent

Mykal Vincent started his digital news career in Baton Rouge and has since moved to New Orleans as the Digital News Supervisor for FOX 8.