Our History

Truly Authentic.

Founded by the Huval family in Youngsville back in 1919 and moved to Lafayette in 1926, Evangeline Maid has deep Acadiana roots. The founder’s eldest daughter, Mary Huval modeled for the famous Evangeline Maid logo as you know it today. Even the original hand-twist process of making the Old Fashioned Loaf has not changed.

Our products are made with the water from local Chicot Aquifer and Evangeline Maid has been a part of life in Acadiana for 100 years. As it is well known among all locals, even the region’s millennials who view themselves as “new natives,” love the simplicity and nostalgia that the Evangeline Maid brand represents. It was born in Acadiana, baked and sold exclusively in Acadiana, and remains that way to this day.

We haven’t changed our baking process since we opened our doors in 1919. We use the same process that home bakers use, just at a bigger scale.
-Farley Painter,
Plant General Manager



Our Roots

Acadiana Made.

Evangeline Maid has been a part of life in Acadiana for 100 years. Life in Acadiana is life lived to the fullest. Raised among the bayous, marshes and prairies of Southern Louisiana, native Acadians are known for their convivial spirit, strong family ties and food that can’t be beat. And those attributes are all intertwined.

Food like gumbo, boudin, jambalaya and boiled crawfish—made from the gifts of those bayous, marshes and prairies—are often enjoyed with family and friends to the sounds of Cajun music at a fais do-do.

Here in Acadiana, we’re known for many wonderful things, but mostly we’re known for the way we eat. It’s a reputation earned over centuries, drawn from family traditions and hand-me-down recipes. Made in Acadiana means no shortcuts.