Louisiana is known for its food. Crawfish, jumbalaya, gumbo, etouffee, boudin, king cakes… the list goes on. But if you’re like me, the #1 food you think of when you think of Louisiana is beignets.
I would have loved to spend a weekend in New Orleans on our recent trip through Louisiana, but we were driving right through the state. So I was on the hunt for places we could get beignets outside of New Orleans. Here’s what we found:
Beignets along I-20 in Northern Louisiana:
Caster and Chicory food truck in West Monroe
Marilynn’s Place in Shreveport
Beignets along I-10 in Southern Louisiana:
Beignet Au Lait in Slidell
Café du Monde locations in both Covington and Mandeville – You might recognize Café du Monde as one of the top beignet restaurants in New Orleans.
Rue Beignet in Baton Rouge
Coffee Call in Baton Rouge
Check dessert menus while you’re traveling. We got a crawfish boil from Fiery Crab (several locations around the state) and noticed beignets on the dessert menu. They were small and round instead of the traditional pillow shape, but still delicious!
You might also have success at donut shops, but for some it might be a seasonal offering. We stopped at one coffee shop that had beignets in their recent reviews and photos, but didn’t have any at the time.
Note for RVers:
If you’re hoping to get beignets while driving through Louisiana, the most RV accessible locations are Coffee Call and Café du Monde in either Covington or Mandeville. As of this writing, all three of these locations are located inside larger shopping centers. Several of the Fiery Crab locations are also easy to park near.
Whether you’re taking a day trip to New Orleans or spending time in Northern Louisiana, a trip to the Bayou state is not complete in my book without beignets!