I know I’ve already made a beignets blog, but back then I didn’t know that there was so much variation in the treat.
Morning Call Coffee
Up north in the big city park, it’s a long walk just to get beignets. But the street car runs up to it, and if you’re already in the neighborhood you should definitely come here. These beignets are rounder, with a more crispy shell, and instead of coming pre-powdered sugared, they provide you a sugar shaker. This is nice if you happen to be wearing dark clothes and don’t want to look like you just walked through a snowstorm.
Second only to Cafe Du Monde on every list of best places to get beignets in New Orleans, it certainly lived up to its reputation and name. The beignets were a good compromise between Morning Call and Famous in poofyness, about an inch and a half thick. Don’t be scared off by the small crowd, they’re very efficient and will have your beignets liberally sprinkled with sugar and ready for consumption within minutes.
New Orleans Famous Beignets and Coffee
As well as getting more of the normal beignets, I got a “Pig-nay,” which was like a pig in a blanket, but with a Cajun sausage and a beignet. The sausage to dough ratio was a bit off, as the sausage was really fat, but the sweet and savory went really well together.
If you come to New Orleans, don’t miss out on beignets, and all their delicious variations.