If any old donut just won’t do and you live in or around New Orleans, you’re in luck. You can find some of the best beignets in the world right here. Check out some of the local cafes and bakeries offering these delicious treats.
While most beignets are simply covered in sugar, the ones at Bakery Bar are a colorful version. The filling is made with a Grand Marnier cream cheese that has been whipped. The tops are dusted with yellow, blue or green sugar to capture your attention. Not only are these pastries delicious, but they are also beautiful to look at.
This eatery is another place where you will find something a little different than you might expect for your beignet. Yes, they still offer the same sugary goodness, but they are just a little crunchier when you bite into them. If you’re expecting the soft, pillow-like versions, the ones offered here will definitely get your attention. They are just as flavorful, but they offer a different view of what a beignet should be.
For the traditionalists, nothing compares the Café Du Monde version of the beignet. Large pillow-like pastries are filled with delicious creamy goodness. You won’t be able to stop at just one, so sit down with a drink of your choice and enjoy a plate of these Louisiana treats.
Sobus’s is a unique dining experience in every way, and the beignets are no exception. Instead of sweet pastries, you can try the savory version, such as the sweet potato beignets. This menu item includes a chicory coffee glaze and ganache. Enjoy them on the side or as a full meal, but don’t forget to add one of the many other delicious foods at this stylish eatery.
Not only will you find the traditional beignets here, this eatery offers a variety of options that are just a little more upscale. Share some beignet bites with friends as you enjoy the ambiance of this restaurant. Try the beignet and sawmill gravy for breakfast which features bacon gravy or sample late-night fare with beignet bites and a glass of Cava.
For the flavor only a local chef can create, Loretta’s is the place to go. In fact, this eatery is so popular, there are two locations in the French Quarter just a few blocks from each other. Prepare to be amazed by the praline beignets with pecans and caramel hidden in the fluffy dough that will surely melt in your mouth.
Any of these establishments will be sure to impress you on your visit to New Orleans if you’re in search of the perfect beignet. Just know that every chef makes the creation their own, so be prepared for some unique flavors and twists on this Louisiana classic.