Beignet lovers can still scoop up some sweets even though Beignet Fest, the annual fall festival held at City Park, is canceled due to coronavirus.
“Our objective is to promote our food vendors in order to boost their business, keep people safe while giving them the opportunity to enjoy amazing beignets and to continue to raise money for our mission — everyone wins!” festival co-founder Sherwood Collins said.
In keeping with the competitive nature of the festival, patrons will have a chance to vote for their favorite sweet and savory beignet dishes via the Beignet Fest website. Winners will be announced following the event.
Beignets stuffed with crab, crawfish, praline and cheesecake are among the menu items patrons can bite into at vendor pop-ups. Participating food vendors include Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, Café Beignet, Coffee Rani, Da’crabbie Lady Shack, Howlin’ Wolf Den, Luca Eats, Off Da Hook Catering, Patton’s Caterers, Ruby Slipper Café, Sno-La Snowballs, Sweet Legacy and The Vintage locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Here’s a list of places you can find Beignet Fest favorites around the metro area:
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines
The popular Loretta’s will four varieties from her shop on N. Rampart Street.
Praline Beignets – 3 for $6.50
Crab Beignet – $7
Burger Beignets – 2 for $6.75
Shrimp Salad Beignets – 2 for $7
Ruby Slipper Cafe
Popular brunch spot will participate in the pop-up festival at its Mid City, Marigny, Metairie, Magazine CBD and Magazine Uptown locations.
Cochon Beignets – $5
Nector Snoball Beignet – $5
The Vintage, the chic Magazine Street coffee house, plans to serve two decadent beignets.
Blueberry Cheesecake Beignet – $3.25
Cinnamon Sugar Beignet Bites – $3.25
The Slidell company behind the beloved Jazz Fest seafood trio will participate in the Beignet Fest pop-up. The Jazzfest combo plate will be available for purchase through Patton’s parking lot drive-thru with crawfish beignets being the star.
Combo Plate – (1 sack, 3 beignets, 1 oyster parties) $16
Crawfish Beignets – 5 for $6
Single crawfish sack or oyster pattie – $6
The French Quarter beignet shop has locations on Royal Street, Decatur Street and Bourbon Street.
Traditional beignets – 3 for $3.99
The South Broad Avenue sweet shop is selling savory and sweet options, including a play on chicken and waffles.
Fried Chicken and Beignets – $8
Low Down Dirty Beignets – $8
Order these Oreo Beignets in advance online at the Luca Eats website.
Oreo Beignets – $6
Off Da Hook Catering
In Marrero, Off Da Hook Catering transforms some of your favorite desserts into beignet creations.
Strawberry Beignets – 3 for $7
Pecan Praline Beignets – 3 for $7
Peach Cobbler Beignets – 3 for $7
Lobster Beignets – 3 for $12
The popular live music venue puts themselves on the map for this Beignet Fest pop-up.
Bacon Cheddar Beignets – $8
The casual cafe with locations in Covington and Mandeville will serve some unique beignet offerings.
Blueberry and Lemon Beignets – $5
Smoked Brisket Beignet Sliders – $8
Pimento Cheese and Jalapeno Beignets – $6
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