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!