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Battle of the Beignets

Most people who go to New Orleans, or who have seen any movie set in New Orleans, know about this happy place.

Yes, Café Du Monde in the French Quarter is a hallmark of New Orleans.  You can’t really go to New Orleans without visiting it, even though there are a number of other Café Du Mondes spread throughout the city.

But how many non-New Orleanians know about this little gem?

Morning Call sits just a little off the causeway, and has the best beignets in the entire city.  Yes, yes, even better than Café Du Monde.

New Orleans happens to be Evan’s hometown, so I have the happy opportunity to visit relatively often.  The last three times I visited, I sacrificed my waistline with extremely important and scrupulously scientific taste tests.  The verdict?  Morning Call wins hands down.  Here’s why:

  • Their beignets are bigger and fluffier (what’s not to love about that? well, aside from the extra pounds)
  • They let you sprinkle your own powdered sugar (yes, you can go crazy!)
  • They’re cheaper (bigger and cheaper? I’m so there)
  • And they’re open 24 hours a day (come on, who doesn’t want beignets at midnight or 2 am in the morning? the only Café Du Monde open 24/7 is the one in the French Quarter, and it’s a lot more inconvenient to get to)

I’ll leave with you with this image of the beautiful Gulf coast sky.  Stay tuned for the first engagement session on the blog next week!

LA Photographer in New Orleans: Morning Call, Beignets, and Crawfish Etouffee » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] over a few posts, I’ll share some photos from our excursions.  I did a post last year on the Battle of the Beignets where I touted the merits of my favorite beignet shop, Morning Call, over the ever-famous Café du […]January 6, 2011 – 1:42 am

Marci - I think you are going to turn into a beignet!! Great shots of them and I didn’t know that you can put your own powdered sugar on them at Morning Call. I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing New Orleans on your blog and look forward to seeing more pictures soon….which means you’ll have to make another visit to here for new material. :>)June 1, 2010 – 7:51 am

Evan - You’re making me hungry. I also prefer Morning Call. The French Quarter location of Cafe du Monde has more character, but the beignets at Morning Call are superior. Plus, it’s much easier to get to Morning Call. Great photos, as always! For your next project, see if you can make a real beignet come out of the computer screen.May 31, 2010 – 1:21 pm

Judy - Beignets! YUM! I am fortunate to live in Mandeville, LA. Therefore, I can get beignets whenever I want(and I do). The plate of beignets make me want to grab it off the screen. The picture is so clear and bright. I could take the same photo and not have it look like yours. Love your website. All of your photos are so vivid and natural. The gecko is cute, but, I can’t stand lizards of any kind. The photo looked so real, it made my skin crawl. Keep up the great work!May 31, 2010 – 7:43 am

Erin - Beignets are great but the coffee is the best at Cafe du Monde! Cafe au lait is real New Orleans. Did you know that Morning Call used to be in the city and actually moved all those mirrors with them to Metairie?
Thanks for the nostalgic photos, Bamboo Shoots.May 30, 2010 – 7:19 pm

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