Garden District of New Orleans Desserts

The city that’s all about parties and decadence also dishes up some truly incredible desserts—especially in the Garden District. Just two miles from the French Quarter, you don’t have to go far from your hotel to indulge. Sucré offers traditional king cake, a requirement for any visitor (and you might be lucky enough to get the piece with the tiny plastic baby!). Repeatedly voted the best king cake by multiple magazines, it’s a great way to start your sweet tooth journey.

Still Perkin’ is known for mind blowing frozen lemonade, the perfect pairing for the patisserie selection or as a precursor to some fantastic coffee. Amici Ristorante and Bar has fried Oreos, tiramisu, gelato, and cannoli on the menu. At Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, you’ll find an eclectic selection with white chocolate bread pudding and Killed by Chocolate Turtle being popular choices.

people on the move in the Burbon street at night in the French q

Sweets for the Sweet

Honeydeux is renowned for bubble teas, many of them sweet, such as fresh mango, taro, and pineapple. At the Red Rooster Snowball Stand, you’ll get ice cream and frozen yogurt along with macaroons and chocolates. Pralines by Jean definitely favors this sweet treat, but also doles out cupcakes along with the classic coffee praline bars.

Try the Creole Creamery, Hansen’s Sno-Bliz Shop, and Ice Cream 504 during your next trip. Travel a little farther for the famous beignets or Bananas Foster from the restaurants that created them!