Desserts You Can’t Resist in New Orleans

Last thing’s first: Beignets from Café Du Monde. It’s a New Orleans staple. The square French doughnuts drenched in powdered sugar from a café open 24/7—and where you’re encouraged to make a mess—is the first stop for many. There’s also the bananas foster at Brennan’s, a quaint breakfast establishment that invented the delicious dish served flambé and tableside. However, once you’ve ticked these off the list, there are still plenty of sweets to be had.

Sucre is a desserts-only restaurant that’s regularly featured on Zagat’s site. It’s known for sinfully delicious goodness at rock bottom prices (in other words, the perfect combination!). There’s also Angelo Brocato, a shop dripping with accolades for their out-of-this-world gelato and frozen treats. At New Orleans Cakes, you can custom order a special occasion cake, whether it’s a King Cake for two or a wedding cake for your destination reception.


French Inspired

It’s no surprise that New Orleans is rich with French-inspired desserts. Crêpes à La Cart is a casual counter doling out crêpes of the sweet and savory variety. O’Delice is a French patisserie with very strong café. However, the Southern Candymakers’ main store along the Mississippi with fudge making demonstrations is another win.

Try Caffe! Caffe!, The Sweet Life Bakery, Robears Snowballs and Soft Serve or the Shake Sugary for all the sweetness your heart desires.