Beignets are a staple in New Orleans and are favored among visitors and locals alike. Famously known as a French doughnut without a hole and sprinkled with powdered sugar, chefs across the city have added their own twist to the popular treat. From sweet to savory, here is a list of restaurants serving the best and the most unique beignets.
With multiple locations throughout the French Quarter, you are likely to stumble upon one of their popular establishments. Traditional beignets are served all day between a handful of locations.
Open daily for breakfast and lunch, LUCA Eats is a local Uptown favorite. Switching up the traditional pastry, they serve Oreo Beignets for dessert.
This James Beard Award-winning establishment is known for their blue crab beignets. Dip them in malt vinegar aioli for the perfect appetizer in this Uptown neighborhood gem.
SoBou always has a beignet on their menu, and right now it happens to be a Mardi Gras king cake beignet with cinnamon royal icing, chicory coffee glaze and carnival sprinkles. Yum!
Beer-battered crab beignets are a popular appetizer from award-winning chefs John Folse rand Rick Tramonto. Dip them in four different remoulades to find the perfect taste for your palate.
From traditional beignets to seasonal “fancy” beignets, the Vintage knows how to whip up a good pastry. Their ever-changing rotation of beignets have included matcha, s’mores, and even strawberry lemonade. Can’t decide? A beignet flight is the route to go! Pair the pastry of your choosing with a glass of champagne for beignets and bubbles.
You might go in for the pralines, but you’re sure to leave out with one of Ms. Loretta’s specialty beignets. Praline-filled, crab-stuffed, BBQ chicken-topped, peanut butter and jelly-infused and even breakfast and burger beignets are among the many sweet and savory beignet options she’s become famous for. The full selection can be found at the original Rampart Street location, but you can grab the award-winning praline beignets at the French Market location, and Ms. Loretta can be spotted at just about any local fest with a small selection.