New Orleans Food Tour, Day 2: Beignets and Fried Chicken 

We got off to a bit of a later start than I had planned, but c’est la vie, right? We’re on vacation without kids. If we can’t sleep late now, when can we?

We got up and headed straight to the famous Cafe Du Monde for beignets and coffee.   

They aren’t kidding when they say to get there early. By the time we got there at 10am, the place was packed with long lines! There’s a to go window towards the back that still had a line, but it wasn’t nearly as bad. 

We got our beignets and made our way to the Riverfront to eat our goodies and look out over the mighty Mississippi River.   

If you’ve never had a beignet, it’s basically a French donut. It’s nice and crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside. And absolutely covered in powdered sugar. Seriously. It will get everywhere, so be prepared. 

The coffee was good too, but I only took one drink before I dropped it, which made me really sad. Oh, well. Guess that means we’ll have to go back!

For dinner, we went to a place called Willie Mae’s in uptown (near The Garden District). I have a co-worker who is from this area and she highly recommended this place. She said the chicken was “the best fried chicken ever!” Well after a long-ish streetcar ride, we made our way over there and it certainly did not disappoint! It thoroughly lives up to the hype as the best fried chicken in America. If you are in this area, go here! There are two locations: one in Treme (the original) and the one we went to on St. Charles Street. This was cool because the streetcar lets you see the garden district and the houses here are stunning!

Stay tuned for tomorrow. I’m taking a cooking class!


2 thoughts on “New Orleans Food Tour, Day 2: Beignets and Fried Chicken 

  1. Some friends of mine just honeymooned in New Orleans and said that the beignets were one of their favorite foods they had there! So good that they made some for me to try when they came back lol The fried chicken you had looks delicious as well! Great post 🙂


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