New Orleans, Must Eat: Beignets!

Everyone told us that we had to go to Cafe Du Monde for beignets.  My first thought was, wait a minute, we have these in Canada - they're called fry bread or funnel cakes or elephant ears....  Either way, they're deep fried dough covered in icing sugar so naturally, I was intrigued.

Mike and I hit up the cafe our first day in NOLA and again once we met up with my brother, Steven and his girlfriend, Brittany.  Lunch day 1 and lunch day 2 (I love traveling).  I was told it was a bit touristy, but sooo worth it.  Even in the chilly weather it was plum full, but the crowds moved quickly and we dived into these beauties right away.

Delicious, warm, sugary goodness.

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And because it was chilly and we were looking for an "excuse" to get out of the cold, we hit up Cafe Beignet for comparison sake. 

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Equally doughy, equally sugary, equally delicious.  Can you really screw up deep fried dough covered in sugar?  The answer is no.  No, you cannot.

21 comments:

  1. Mmmm!! My husband's family calls them "Dough Gods". SOooo tasty.

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  2. That looks so delicious. I'm jealous you got to eat it.

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  3. oooh i love melt-in-your-mouth beignets. I always end up totally covered in powdered sugar, but it's a small price to pay!

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  4. Oh yay!!! I am so glad you made it there! Now I am drooling and wishing I had a few!! :)

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  5. Yummy! This is sooo my kind of dessert!
    Rachie xo

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  6. oh so good!! we ate there every day when in NOLA. I'm incapable of not coughing with the first bite...I'm too excited I guess and inhale the powdered sugar!

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  7. yuuum! We are going for mardi gras and i can't wait! :)

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  8. Yummy!

    I love your scarf by the way!

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  9. Oh Christine... why must you torture me with such tasty goodness... my will power is fading quickly hahaha. (I'm craving a Monday Muffin again... oh no haha)

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  10. Yum. Those look like little bites of heaven.

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  11. I think I just drooled! So jealous and great pics!

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  12. yummers! what is so funny is that i was watching the food network the other day and cafe du monde was being featured with their famous beignets! i really need to try these babies!

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  13. Yum yum yum! My gluten and wheat free diet would go right through the window if I walked into this bakery!

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  14. um, ya! mmmmmm....

    come celebrate my blogiversary and enter my giveaway! :)

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  15. Yu-UM!!! Those look sooooooo good! Looks like you're having a great time!
    oxo

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  16. Reading this made me instantly hungry (or maybe it was the deliciously good pictures..). New follower, just wanted to say "hey" and I'm looking forward to reading more about your little adventures:)
    Best wishes,
    Cay.

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  17. Oh yum yum yum yum yum!!! Eeep! Yum! Oh, and I adore your scarf!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  18. Andddd....now I'm jealous and hungry! Yum! Hope you're having a blast (:

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  19. Yum! I went there yeeears ago and this reminds me I need to return asap ;)

    xx Cristina

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  20. Funnel Cakes - I get these delicious treats once a year at the local fair. Those look great and no calories!

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