I work down the street from this Rouse so I shop at this location several times a week. I have to say, the best employee there is the older bald guy who usually takes care if the wine/liquor area although I've seen him working in other departments. He is so sweet, patient, and helpful. I often see managers standing around the store having conversations about thing that aren't always work related. And only once has one asked me if I needed help after observing me walk back and forth in search of an item. Be careful with the produce. There is no quick selection of fruits and veggies because you will often find something rotten. Avocados are usually either rock hard or so soft if you squeeze them, they burst. I've had a friend purchase a few frozen items that had mold on the food once defrosted. Granted, out of thousands of items something like that could happen and staff wouldn't know because it's packaged, but the produce is so obvious. Perhaps if managers offered up a little more help to those poking around produce they could push some sales so we aren't forced to pick through rotting as wilted items.
N. Rampart Store (also called the Orange Store - it’s a neighborhood secret.): ½ a block to the right of B&B, @ corner of Kerlerec St. Get ready for lots of food. The Vietnamese ladies start their day baking French Bread for their scrumptious poboy sandwiches. It’s a Workingman's place to grab lunch. Awesome fried shrimp po-boy, good fried chicken and Chinese dishes. All cooked to order, so you might call ahead to avoid long wait. Portions are HUGE, so don’t over order. You can always walk back for more! Take out only.
Rampart Food Store, fondly known as "the orange store," offers a wide variety of lunch specials for people on the go. Its convenient location makes it really easy to stop by and pick up a filling lunch on your way to wherever. The food is good and the prices are right. Call in advance to avoid lunch crowds and waiting.