You simply can’t visit The Big Easy without sampling at least a few of their famously rich beignets!
Here is a list of the 10 best places to stop for those sweet or savoury treats while you’re in town! Let us know if you’ve tried these epic treats!
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Café du Monde
Established in 1862 in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Café du Monde quickly became a favorite local spot for hot chicory coffee and fresh beignets. It’s open all day, every day and their dark, succulent roasts and sugary treats are sure to put a smile on your face, and in your belly. You can even walk away with a beignet mix to try and replicate them at home!
The name says it all – Cafe Beignet knows its sweet, piping hot beignets! With three convenient locations right in the city, as well as a full food and drink menu available, this stop will certainly not disappoint!
With its famous chicory coffee and hot, steamy beignets, Morning Call is a stop you won’t want to miss, and you won’t have to since it’s open 24/7. It’s a favourite local hot spot for the sweet breakfast treats, but be aware that it is a cash only establishment.
New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co.
If you’re craving breakfast AND beignets, be sure to stop at New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co.! They have healthier fruit and yogurt options as well, and even mini beignets for sale! Pro tip: ask the servers if you can get a hot beignet fresh out of the fryer for the best, most authentic tasting experience that you won’t regret.
If you’d like a savory option, look no further than Sobou. Located just south of Bourbon street, the house chef makes an excellent sweet potato beignet that you can pair with one of their unique cocktails and other gourmet menu options for lunch or dinner.
La Petite Grocery
If a seafood beignet sounds right up your alley, then you need to visit La Petite Grocery! They stuff their hot pastries with rich blue crab meat, savoury sauces, and they make a great appetiser to go with any of their other menu options.
Speaking of seafood…if you want an upscale crawfish beignet experience, try the Commander’s Palace! Located in a beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion, this is an iconic New Orleans dining experience for lunch or dinner. Be sure to come in on Sundays for the jazz-infused brunch!
If you want a beignet that makes you say, “BAM!” then pay Emeril’s Delmonico restaurant a visit. Their beignets are served with a chicory coffee crème brulee and are a great ending to a delicious steak or seafood meal that they are also famous for.
For cheesy beignets that are lighter than air, visit the Bouligny Tavern. Housed in a century old cottage, these tasty savoury treats make an excellent starter to any meal on their menu. BONUS: their beignets are only ½ price during happy hour nightly!
For a mixture of sweet AND savoury beignets, you must stop at Bayona. Opened nearly 30 years ago, this French Quarter establishment has a beautiful patio seating area where you can enjoy their unique smoked salmon or cinnamon beignets. Magnifique!