to the Vietnamese community that settled in New
Orleans after the Vietnam War. Founders De and
Huong Tran immigrated to the United States to
provide a better life for their three children. Huong
learned to bake pastries in her father’s bakery in
Vietnam and De joined in the effort to recreate his
favorite childhood foods.
Birth of DP Bakery
Vietnamese baked goods out of their home, De and Huong
began operating out of the professional kitchen of De’s
mother, owner of Dong Phuong Restaurant, one of the first
Vietnamese eateries in the Greater New Orleans area. That’s
when Dong Phuong Bakery was born.
Rebuilding & Expanding
rebuilding, DP Bakery expanded its customer base and started
delivering its famous baked goods and french bread to local
restaurants and grocery stores in the Greater New Orleans area—
supplying over 100 eateries with fresh bread every day. In 2008,
DP Bakery started baking their now nationally acclaimed king
cakes, which set the pace for even further growth.
DP Bakery Gains
awarded the James Beard American Classic Award. This prestigious
award is given to long-standing, locally owned restaurants with timeless
appeal and quality food that reflects the character of their community.
Dong Phuong Delivered
and to meet increased customer demand, DP Bakery began
shipping seasonal products such as king cakes and moon
cakes directly to consumers. When Covid-19 struck in early
2020, DP Bakery shut down, reopening two months later
with a new online ordering system and curbside pickup,
continuing to bring Vietnamese eats and treats to the
Greater New Orleans area.
Where We Are Now
culinary fabric. Its miniature loaves of French bread, first
intended for banh mi sandwiches, are used for po’boys all over
the city—and their king cakes have become renowned both
locally and nationwide as one of the best king cakes in America.
Today, Dong Phuong Bakery is part of New Orleans’ rich culinary fabric. Its miniature loaves of French bread, first intended for banh mi sandwiches, are used for po’boys all over the city—and their king cakes have become renowned both locally and nationwide as one of the best king cakes in America.