One word: Beignets.
Need I say more??
But anyways, I went on a beignet run because I can’t be a foodie and not know what a beignet tastes like, right?
Well, to me they are worth the hype. They were made to order. Hot and beautifully powered.
I ate one right on the spot. And with the others I tried to wait until I got home but that didn’t really work out well. I will say they aren’t as good when they start to cool down. Next time I won’t do that. I’ll just plan to go in, have some coffee and beignets, and sit.
If you’re in the DC area, I’d say stop by Eastern Market (very short walk from Eastern Market metro, too) and visit Bayou Bakery for a quick local trip to Nawlins’.