Beignets are a staple in New Orleans and are favored among visitors and locals alike. Famously known as a French doughnut without a hole and sprinkled with powdered sugar, chefs across the city have added their own twist to the popular treat. From sweet to savory, here is a list of restaurants serving the best and most unique beignets. 

Paul Broussard, NOTMC

Home of the original New Orleans beignet, they have been serving customers since 1862. Now with locations in the French Quarter, City Park and across the Greater New Orleans area (including the airport), you can experience the deliciousness no matter where you find yourself in the city. 

Rebecca Todd, NOTMC

With multiple locations throughout the French Quarter, you are likely to stumble upon one of their popular establishments. Traditional beignets are served all day between a handful of locations.

Justen Williams, NOTMC

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, LUCA Eats is a local Uptown favorite. Switching up the traditional pastry, they serve Oreo Beignets for dessert.

Justen Williams, NOTMC

This James Beard Award-winning establishment is known for their blue crab beignets. Dip them in malt vinegar aioli for the perfect appetizer in this Uptown neighborhood gem.

Justen Williams

SoBou always has a beignet on their menu, and right now it happens to be a duck and sweet potato beignet with chicory coffee ganache and foie gras fondue. Yum!

Justen Williams, NOTMC

Beer-battered crab beignets are a popular appetizer from award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto. Dip them in four different remoulades to find the perfect taste for your palate.

Justen Williams, NOTMCC

From traditional beignets to seasonal “fancy” beignets, The Vintage knows how to whip up a good pastry. Their ever-changing rotation of beignets have included matcha, s’mores, and even strawberry lemonade. Can’t decide? A beignet flight is the route to go! Pair the pastry of your choosing with a glass of champagne for beignets and bubbles.

Stephen Smith, Jr., Loretta’s Pralines

You might go in for the pralines, but you’re sure to leave out with one of Ms. Loretta’s specialty beignets. Praline-filled, crab-stuffed, BBQ chicken-topped, PB&J-infused and even breakfast and burger beignets are among the many sweet and savory options she’s become famous for. The full selection can be found at the original Rampart Street location, but you can also grab the award-winning praline beignets at the French Market location, and Ms. Loretta can be spotted at just about any local fest with a small selection.