Government Street: (225) 383-7815 • Perkins Road: (225) 767-6659

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Calandro’s: Service, Quality, & Selection, since 1941.

The Calandro name has been associated with the grocery business in Baton Rouge since 1941 when Brazil and Vennera Calandro opened a small corner grocery store on Government Street, originally known as the Plee-zing Food Store.  In these early years, Brazil and Vennera’s sons - Sonny, Blaise, Charles, and Mark - could be found in and around the store cashiering, stocking, sweeping, mopping, and even occasionally playing, but always involved.  The original Plee-Zing store has since changed its name to Calandro’s Supermarket, Inc., has gone through a number of additions and updates, and has grown over the years into the supermarket it is now - a Baton Rouge landmark - located at 4142 Government Street.  In 2000, the Calandro family also opened a second Calandro’s Supermarket at 12732 Perkins Road to accommodate their customers in the Perkins and Highland Road areas. Calandro’s Perkins as been a huge success and just recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.  Even though both Brazil and Vennera have now passed, their sons are the owners and are still heavily involved in both stores, managing and purchasing, and even sometimes sweeping and stocking - but always extending the Calandro family atmosphere to the Baton Rouge community.


Today, as it has always been, our operational motto is “Service, Quality, and Selection.”   Service, because our staff is second to none, combining knowledge, helpfulness, and a family feel for a very unique and personal service experience that truly believes in the mantra, “the customer is always right.”  Quality, because we source only the highest quality products and brands, local Louisiana fare whenever possible, and a full range of domestic and international products, always to provide the very best to our customers.  Selection, because both supermarkets stock between 40 and 50 thousand items, most of which are available at both stores.  This inventory includes grocery and gourmet foods, produce, scratch bakery, deli, meat, frozen foods, and dairy.  Also, in Calandro’s Select Cellars Wine Shops located in each of our supermarkets, we stock more than 3000 wine labels in addition to a selection of liquors and domestic and import beers that is only rivaled by the best boutique wine and spirits shops in Louisiana.  Finally, if we don’t have what you’re looking for, request it here, and we will do our very best to order it for you and get it in as soon as we can.


Calandro’s has been a mainstay in the Baton Rouge community for over 75 years.  Throughout these changing times, we’ve never lost our focus on service, quality, and selection for the Baton Rouge community and we always extend our family to yours.  We welcome you to join us, at either of our stores, to experience our unique grocery shopping experience for yourself.

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Calandro’s Locations & Hours

Government Street
4142 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 383-7815
7a - 8p : M-F | 8a - 8p : Sa |
8a - 7p : Su

Perkins Road
12732 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 767-6659
7a - 9p : M-Sa | 8a - 8p : Su

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