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