Time for Dessert!

Every once in a while it’s time for a decadent dessert. It’s time for a sugar high. It’s time for that moment when you indulge in a piece of decadent pastry, ice cream, or something completely new.

And that’s where this list comes in.

From the most basic to the most sophisticated, this list is sure to show you some of the best places in New Orleans to get dessert.

As always, if you have a good suggestion for this list, let us know!
Creole Creamery
Uptown

Creole Creamery

We're going to double dip here, most ice cream places will get their time in the limelight on the ice cream list, Creole Creamery tho, is the choice to make a showing on the greater dessert list. With 2 locations in New Orleans (uptown & mid-city) their fresh churned, rich ice cream is never too far away. The menu is constantly changing so take a peak on their fb or instagram to see what they have today but flavors always mirror seasonal Louisiana ingredients like lavender honey, golden summer fig and blueberry pop pie. Also with classic flavors and sundae's, this is the perfect spot to take the family on a hot summer day.

The Vintage
Coffee ShopTouro ● Uptown

The Vintage

No dessert list in New Orleans would be complete without the mention of the world famous Beignet. We'll let the tourist sites catalog the mystic of Cafe Du Monde and their pillow beignet's covered in powered sugar, our attention is turning to the vintage. A sheek coffee/small plate/cocktail and dessert shop on Magazine St.'s trendy drag of a shopping district (yes blocks from sucre) serves up more interesting beignets that will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. Try a beignet sampler with the likes of apple cinnamon, matcha, nutella and seasonal options to check in on. With more baked goods to choose from, this is a sure fire spot to stop for dessert and gives you a more local feel to classic beignets than you'll get in the French Quarter.

Angelo Brocato
Mid-City

Angelo Brocato

Angelo Brocato has been operated by the Brocato family for over the past 100 years in New Orleans with deep roots in Sicilian tradition. Find everything your sweet tooth desires from your Italian Grandma's kitchen like gelato, cannoli's and biscotti's. Lemon ice is the most popular selling gelato flavor and torroncino (a cinnamon-almond gelato) was the original flavor. This institution has been featured in such shows at HBO's Treme and is the perfect setting to take a nostalgic step back in time for a sweet sweet treat.

Sucré
Touro ● Uptown

Sucré

Sucré is “destination dessert and coffee boutique with a sophisticated atmosphere”. In the heart of the shopping district of Magazine St, Sucré is the perfect place to stop for dessert, coffee, gelato or just to rest your legs. There is a wide variety of treats, from their cakes and cookies to their gelato. They offer a rotating selection of gelato flavors, and the dessert case changes seasonally. The best part of Sucré is their desserts are baked in-house, which means you know you're getting the freshest ingredients.

Brennan's
CreoleFrench Quarter

Brennan's

The widespread introduction of Banana's to the United States happened after the civil war and New Orleans became the main import hub. A few years later (okay, 90 years later) Brennan's decided to showcase bananas via it's banana fosters. Now the most ordered item on their menu, it is prepared table side with a splash of rum finishing off the cooked bananas with a fiery show. The sweet and sticky bananas are served over vanilla ice cream and as the birth place of bananas foster it is not uncommon for diners to come to Brennan's at the end of the night specifically for this dessert.

Bakery Bar
BakeryLGD

Bakery Bar

Bakery Bar was originally envisioned as the permanent home for “Debbie Does Doberge”, a local staple for Doberge (personal sized layered cakes covered in fondant that replace traditional buttercream with custard to make these cakes lighter for the New Orleans climate). Since then, bakery bar has transformed into a bakery, cocktail haven and restaurant with a nostalgic, comforting vibe. Find cakes, Doberge's, cake milkshakes, gelato flights, beignets and banana pudding french toast on the rotating menu of desserts.

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