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Sep 10, 2008 11:22 AM

Desserts in the French Quarter

Would love some recommendations for great dessert places in the French Quarter area. Heading down for the first time in 5 years and want to make the most of our time and eat at as many places as possible. Thanks!

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  1. Ah...I have found this a bit challenging, unless you are following up a dinner in one of the restaurants. At night, this is almost your only option, except, of course, for Cafe du Monde. I have friends who love Croissant D'Or, a french cafe/bakery, but I believe it closes right after lunchtime. If there is a bar, or it's a slow time, you can walk into one of the restaurants and ask to order desserts only. I've done many times. There really aren't many soley"dessert" places that I know of, bar some bakeries peppered about town, and some yummy gelato shops, none in the quarter.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help, there really isn't much out there to my knowledge. I think it might be due to the fact that in New Orleans the preference is for taking our sugar in it's liquid/distilled form.

    1. Sucre's probably your best bet, and they're open late. You'll have to go uptown though.

      1. We ended up at HOB for dessert after Mr. B's told us we'd have a 1/2 hour wait. (ate dinner elsewhere earlier). Sat at a bar table and had excellent white chocolate banana bread pudding with Jack Daniels creme anglaise, topped with an inch of whipped cream and a caramel halo. This came out on a dinner plate for around $6. Their key lime pie topped with whipped cream, drizzled with raspberry sauce was also wonderful. A nice surprise.

        1. Thanks for the responses! Sounds like our best bet is to have dessert at the restaurants we go to. The desserts at HOB sound delicious. May have to check that out one night.

          1. Bayona is putting up some good desserts in the quarter, the CBD is also offering up some good dessert. MILA, Cochon, Herbsaint, Delmonico, you also can't go wrong with Rio Mar's tres leche cake and flan.

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            1. re: cheesegrater

              ...and don't forget the banana empanadas.