10 Best New Orleans Beignets: A light, powdery N'awlins treat

Kristopher Neild

By , Local Expert, New Orleans
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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.

When asking a local for his/her recommendation on where to find the best beignet in the...  Read more »


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