10 Best New Orleans Beignets: A light, powdery N'awlins treat
Fritter, fried dough and French market doughnut are words that have been used in place of beignet, a staple foodie item made famous by Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. To locals, beignet is all they will understand.
Mostly served as a dessert and covered with mounds of powdered sugar, the beignet can be eaten with breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as an after drinking night time munchy. Some crafty New Orleans chefs have filled the beignet with fruits, cheeses and seafood, creating actual appetizers and meals out of the doughy treat.
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- Cuisine: Bakery, Beignets, Coffee Shop, European, French, Local Specialty
- Average Main Course Price: $5
- Neighborhood: French Quarter
Local Expert Tip: "Try dipping your beignet into your cafe au lait!"
Local Expert Tip: "If you find yourself craving a beignet, and don't feel like walking from Bourbon all the way to Cafe du Monde, head here. "
Local Expert Tip: "If you have an important outing planned for after your Morning Call trip, either have a change of clothes in the car or prepare to "napkin up" as a preventive measure for a chance powdered sugar incident. "
Local Expert Tip: "This isn't your traditional beignet, so if you are used to Cafe du Monde's, prepare for something slightly different. "
Local Expert Tip: "If you could class up a mozzarella stick with some French pizzazz, the gouda beignet would be the outcome. "
Local Expert Tip: "Sunday Jazz Brunch is the only time the Banana Foster Beignets are available. Brunch is Sunday from 10:30 to 2:30. "
Local Expert Tip: "Perfect place to subside mid streetcar transit sweets cravings."
Local Expert Tip: "If you are visiting during the summer months, the Frozen Cafe au Lait is the way to go. "
Local Expert Tip: "Don't be fooled by the name, as La Petite Grocery is named after the business that used to exist on the property; a specialty grocery store. "
Local Expert Tip: "Closed on Tuesdays"
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