About Natchitoches Meat Pies
Famous Natchitoches La. Meat Pies Inc. (better known as Natchitoches Meat Pies) has been in business over 25 years; 20 of those at its current location in Coushatta, LA. Our manufacturing facility is at 1414 Industrial Drive and has 18,000 square feet. Our retail outlet and corporate office is located at 620 Rush Street.
Natchitoches Meat Pie is a USDA inspected facility and as such, has a HACCP program in place. Our company produces bulk product, for the service industry and retail products for the end-user market. And now we are opening up our "internet" market with our new on-line shopping.
For those who do not know how to pronounce our name it is "Na-Kah-Tush". And as to why Natchitoches Meat Pies is in Coushatta Louisiana? It is real simple. The origin of the ingredients (seasonings) of the pie comes from the quaint town of Natchitoches. Almost every household has a family recipe that has been handed down from generations. Just as one of our owners had, it is his mothers recipe that our company has used for years.
Of course there are two stories about the origination of the Natchitoches Meat Pie…one is that women would make these pies for the husbands to go to the fields, a flaky dough surrounding a filling of meat and seasonings was easy to transport and easy to eat…the other is more colorful and one that we particularly like. It is said young lads on the streets of Natchitoches would sell the pies. Little street vendors. We pay homage to their memory by using a young lad holding up a pie as our logo.
As the years went by we added different varieties and flavors to our line. Crawfish meat pies, shrimp meat pies, taco meat pies, chorizo seasoned pork meat pies, fruit pies, a Child Nutrition product and a TVP product that has no pork.
We realized that once we left our market area, most people did not understand what type of "meat pie" we sold. Many thought it must be a "pot" pie. It isn’t. So we added a new description: "Empanada." This description made explaining our product much easier once you left Louisiana. An empanada—filling in a fold over crescent shaped crust. Now you know what our pie is…an empanada!