When visiting The Big Easy, beignets are an absolute must. While Cafe du Monde is the classic go-to, there are plenty of other spots to hit too. These are the best beignet shops in New Orleans to visit for a sweet indulgence.
Best beignet shops in New Orleans
This down-home, low-key corner shop serves up both sweet and savory beignets, including a praline-filled variety. Be prepared to share these very sweet bites, and visit the gift shop to pick up a homemade souvenir.
Tucked behind a hamburger joint, this hidden gem in the Garden District makes fresh beignets to order and serves them piping hot. Order them plain or filled because you can’t go wrong.
An elevated bistro, La Petite Grocery is housed in a cottage that served as a grocery in the 1800s. While most people expect sweet beignets, this restaurant makes exceptional crab beignets that are well worth the price.
Café du Monde is the world over-known classic pick for coffee and beignets in New Orleans. The institution is definitely worth visiting, though it might be crowded and a bit sticky at the outdoor tables.
Beignets can undoubtedly be messy and less than stunning, but Bakery Bar has elevated traditional beignets. In King Cake variety of beignets, Bakery Bar coats with cinnamon-infused sugar and fills them with whipped cream cheese. Their beignet flavour changes monthly, to highlight seasonal flavours.
Depending on your school of thought when it comes to beignets, you may or may not be a fan of Cafe Beignet. Their beignets are crisper and hold their structure more so than many other beignets. However, the flavor is bang on. It’s a great option for a change of pace or a sweet treat on the go.
Bouligny Tavern is a gastropub with a long wine list and great cocktails, which makes their pillowy Gouda beignets the perfect bar finger food. Sleek and modern, take a seat on the alleyway terrace for a long night of sipping and snacking. For a sweet end to the night, order the Dulce de Leche take on beignets.