New Orleans February 14, 2019
7 Delightfully Delicious Snacks That Are Uniquely New Orleans
Sometimes you just need a tasty snack to get you through your day. Whether your preference is salty or sweet (or both), there are dozens of places around New Orleans to get your fix. Luckily, New Orleans knows a thing or two about food, and below we’ve listed 7 delightfully delicious snacks that are uniquely New Orleans.
This iconic snack has a long history with the Crescent City, and it’s many tourist’s first stop when they visit. Cafe Du Monde is the place to go when you’re in the mood for this sweet treat, and of course you have to wash it down with a cup of their delicious coffee.
2. Charbroiled Oysters
Switching from sweet to savory for a moment, you can’t pass up the opportunity to eat charbroiled oysters from Drago’s. They make a great appetizer for the table to share, or a meal on their own. 3232 N Arnoult Rd, Metairie, Louisiana 70002 and 2 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
3. Praline Bacon
There's never a wrong time to eat bacon and Elizabeth's serves up some of the best in the city. The praline bacon strips have a sweet and smoky flavor and it's impossible to eat just one. See what all of the hubbub is about at 601 Gallier St, New Orleans, LA 70117.
4. Doberge Cake
If you’ve never had a doberge cake, you’re in for a real treat. This New Orleans cake consists of six layers of buttermilk cake, each separated by a layer of delicious custard filling and then frosted in buttercream and fondant. While there are many bakeries around town that offer doberge cake, Gambino’s bakery is the only bakery in town with the original recipe from Beulah Ledner, who created the cake in 1946. 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, Louisiana 70006.
Hansen’s has been a local favorite since 1939. Even though they’re closed right now, they’ll open up again for the springtime soon, and when they do, it’s worth the wait in line. These aren’t your average snoballs, either. Their homemade syrups take these snoballs to the next level, and you’ll find yourself coming back here again and again to try all the flavors. 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115.
For pralines, you can’t go wrong with Leah’s. Nestled in the heart of the Vieux Carre, Leah’s Pralines has been a New Orleans tradition since 1944. Their pralines are handmade, the old fashioned way and they’re simply melt-in-your-mouth-good. 714 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
7. King Cake
Tis the season! This seasonal treat only comes around once a year, although there are many bakeries around town that make them year round. Everyone’s got their own preference on who has the best king cake in town, and our pick is Randazzo’s. They’ve been baking up delicious sweet treats since 1965, and you can expect to wait in line for one of their amazing king cakes. 3515 N Hullen St, Metairie, Louisiana 70002.
What’s your favorite New Orleans snack? Shout it out in the comments below!