If you’re visiting New Orleans, it’s almost sacrilege not to visit the legendary Cafe Du Monde. But in all fairness, this legend is not the end all be all of fried dough. In fact, I’m not sure it would even crack my top five beignets. And let’s be honest shall we, beignet is basically French for “funnel cake.” I mean, who are we kidding? And at the end of the day it’s not like fried dough with powdered sugar on it is never going to suck, so it really becomes shades of decadence.
But all caveats aside, they quite good. And quite enormous as beignets go. One order should easily be enough to satiate two ravenous beignet cravings, or four modest ones.
As for the venue itself, the fact that it’s right on the water is nice. And because it’s such an attraction, the people watching is prime. Sadly, most of those people tend to be the ones you don’t really want to watch.