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Beignets in Calgary?

cn1822 Feb 17, 2010 03:48 AM

Could someone kindly point out a place that makes 'Cafe du Monde' style beignets (the sweet kind)? I have no idea where I can go to find them in this city, but I'd like to cheer my sister up with some (or something similar). Or if someone could maybe point out some other good beignets available? Much appreciated.

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    Zydeco_Mama RE: cn1822 Feb 17, 2010 09:56 AM

    Maybe in New Orleans? I don't think that there is anywhere in Calgary making beignet, but I could be wrong.

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      Zydecopapa RE: Zydeco_Mama Feb 17, 2010 10:16 AM

      The only places I can think might have the would be the French Quarter in Canmore or The Best of New Orleans in Okotoks.

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      Sneaky RE: cn1822 Feb 17, 2010 02:35 PM

      I don't know anywhere in Calgary that makes them but you should be able to make some at home. CDM even sells the packaged Beignet mix if you can't find a recipe.

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        cn1822 RE: Sneaky Feb 22, 2010 04:42 PM

        I guess making them myself is about the only real option then. I already had a recipe but I was just wondering if there was anywhere that served them. Thanks anyways.

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        JZED RE: cn1822 Aug 17, 2010 05:56 PM

        Hi i know a place in Calgary that does catering and there specialty are beignets, I think they are opening up in the famers market soon, email poboybeignets@gmail.com to order.

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          John Manzo RE: JZED Aug 17, 2010 09:24 PM

          With a name like that they'd better make PO BOYS too!

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            messier RE: John Manzo Aug 18, 2010 05:49 PM

            if I could get a PoBoy here I would give up my pending child.

            I would.

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              John Manzo RE: messier Aug 18, 2010 06:19 PM

              I would say you were nuts, but having lived on the turkey po boys from Pollman's Bakery in Mobile for two years, I can see where you're coming from.

              JZED you don't just drop a bomb like that and walk away. We need details.

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                messier RE: John Manzo Aug 19, 2010 06:17 PM

                LOL John, I am a bit nuts these days, but I truly appreciate that you understand how just the thought of the possibility of maybe getting one bite of one PoBoy has sent me into a craving frenzy that just cannot be satiated.

                Now all I can think about is PoBoys and Muffuletta and pralines. Lord in heaven.

                So yes JZED. Details. DETAILS.

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                Leibowitz RE: messier Feb 24, 2011 03:44 PM

                You can get PoBoys here. I've not tried them, but Mikey's Juke Joint (http://www.mikeysjukejoint.com/menus) in Sunalta sells them.

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              maplesugar RE: JZED Aug 17, 2010 11:10 PM

              Hi Jzed, I can't find anything online do you have anything other than an email for PoBoys? or which market they'll be at?

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                The Gut RE: maplesugar Feb 24, 2011 08:54 AM

                Has anyone found this mystery baignets maker? I'm tempted to e-mail them and ask what's up.

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              NumberFive RE: cn1822 Feb 24, 2011 10:59 AM

              Not being any sort of Beignet expert, I can't comment at all on if they'd be to your liking... I did have some beignet's for breakfast at the new-ish bakery in Woodbine about 6 months ago. Might be worth checking out??? Although, my wife's banana bread french toast with carmel sauce looked superior...

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                The Gut RE: NumberFive Feb 24, 2011 03:12 PM

                Can we get the Banana bread french toast without carmel sauce?

                That probably would be better with a laughing emoticon but...

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                  NumberFive RE: The Gut Feb 27, 2011 10:18 AM

                  Ha! Whoops, typo. I guess it could have been worse, I could have said that camel sauce was an option!

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                    John Manzo RE: NumberFive Feb 28, 2011 07:19 AM

                    What's the typo? You both misspelled "caramel" but I don't get the joke about that.

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                      The Gut RE: John Manzo Mar 19, 2011 09:45 PM

                      Sorry I left again. On my end I only meant I'm not a fan of, um, "caramel" and the use of an emoticon may have reduced the potential of people being uncomfortable with me bringing my kids over for Banana bread french toast.

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                fought RE: cn1822 Feb 24, 2011 03:51 PM

                Not sure about beignets (you might be at a loss, Calgary's pretty short on decent Cajun) :-[

                But Artisan Bistro has AMAZING churros with homemade chocolate sauce for your alternative-donut fix. AMAAAAZING! Best churros I've ever had.

                Artisan Bistro
                809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2, CA

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                  ofelia101 RE: cn1822 Feb 26, 2011 04:57 AM

                  I had beignets at "Patisserie du Soleil" in Woodbine.
                  They were quite good.

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                    cckid RE: ofelia101 Sep 18, 2011 10:43 AM

                    I love.love that bakery/resturant........the cream puffs are amazing!!

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                      gardengorilla RE: ofelia101 Aug 7, 2013 04:06 PM

                      I second this recommendation. Those beignets are amazing!

                    2. cellophane_star RE: cn1822 Mar 2, 2011 10:24 AM

                      I heard that St Germain has them: http://www.saintgermain.ca/

                      1. Office Broccoli RE: cn1822 Mar 6, 2011 02:41 PM

                        Brasserie Kensington features them as their dessert on their Big Taste (Dine Out) menu.

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                          summersupper RE: Office Broccoli Mar 6, 2011 02:53 PM

                          Good eye!

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                            clouie RE: Office Broccoli Mar 8, 2011 12:46 PM

                            Andree Lau's review


                            She doesn't say too much about the beignets (possibly due to word count restrictions)count?), but she may expand in her blog... http://ugonnaeatthat.com

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                              alau2 RE: clouie Mar 11, 2011 07:07 AM

                              Brasserie Kensington's beignets were hot and fresh. Nice dough/texture. Good portion... BUT there wasn't enough sugar and wildflower honey over them so the whole dessert was kinda dry.

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                                llkerr RE: clouie Mar 11, 2011 09:24 PM

                                Even though they aren't included on their dessert menu, our table of 4 ordered them separately as we love beignets. At first we were confused and wondering if they had a custard inside, but we quickly realized that they were actually raw. The waitress quickly whisked them away and had the kitchen make us new ones. The new order included a bigger portion for us, but agree that they needed more sugar and wildflower honey.

                            2. Lingcullen RE: cn1822 Aug 7, 2011 08:37 AM

                              Ya know, its been over a year and still there doesn't seem to be a proper, permanent solution to the beignet problem in Calgary... Maybe Jelly Modern Doughnut could help??!

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                                tatiana131 RE: cn1822 Aug 11, 2011 09:21 PM

                                I haven't been to NOLA so can't compare, but the hazelnut beignet from Yann Patisserie has moved into the top ten desserts I've ever eaten. They're frequently sold out, so call ahead.

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                                  maplesugar RE: tatiana131 Aug 12, 2011 07:59 AM

                                  Yann is doing beignets now? Definitely going to call ahead next time I make the trip to YYC. Thanks for the heads up tatiana :)

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                                  tatiana131 RE: cn1822 Aug 11, 2011 09:24 PM

                                  And here's a photo

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                                    aktivistin RE: tatiana131 Aug 12, 2011 05:40 PM

                                    Wow, that photo has me convinced. Gonna head down to Yann tomorrow morning--hope to find some doughnuts.

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                                      The Gut RE: aktivistin Sep 14, 2011 03:40 PM

                                      Where this "yann" is?

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                                        23skidoo RE: The Gut Sep 14, 2011 03:58 PM

                                        329 23 Ave SW

                                        Yann Haute Patisserie
                                        329 23 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0J3, CA

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                                          The Gut RE: 23skidoo Sep 14, 2011 04:04 PM

                                          Thank you sir. I'll have to scope that out.

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                                            The Gut RE: The Gut Oct 7, 2011 09:59 AM

                                            WOW!!!! That's right, four exclamation marks. I had a really good sausage roll with a real sausage in it that was totally overshadowed by the berry on custard on a honey pastry biscuit. I would have crashed the car if we were in motion.

                                            So good!!

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                                    allihi RE: cn1822 Jul 23, 2013 05:32 PM

                                    This is a random place, but the Olive Garden has these donuts called Zeppoli. They're just beignets. I've been to Cafe du Monde so I know your craving. They're amazing.

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                                      plateofshrimp RE: allihi Jul 23, 2013 06:12 PM

                                      The Yann's beignets shown above are HEART STOPPING GOOD. One of the best things you'll ever have in your damn face. BUY THEM AND EAT THEM. Yann's almond croissants are unbelievably good too-actually the single best ones I've had in North America.

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                                        maplesugar RE: plateofshrimp Jul 23, 2013 08:21 PM

                                        Pain au chocolat is my fave treat at Yann's. You know I still haven't made it to Yann's for beignets. Going to have to rectify that soon.

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                                          Jasz RE: plateofshrimp Jul 23, 2013 10:11 PM

                                          I second the almond croissants. That pumpkin bread pudding is also...mmmmm

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                                        tibbles RE: cn1822 Jul 23, 2013 11:08 PM

                                        When does Yann make beignets? I haven't seen them there.

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                                          plateofshrimp RE: tibbles Jul 29, 2013 09:53 AM

                                          Every day. Maybe they're sold out when you arrive. I see them there every day.

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                                            tibbles RE: plateofshrimp Aug 17, 2013 03:01 PM

                                            The ones I saw at Yann's are doughnuts, filled and iced though they call them beignets. The kind I mean are choux pastry fried and dusted with confectioners sugar.

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                                              gardengorilla RE: tibbles Aug 17, 2013 04:37 PM

                                              yeah. I mentioned those on an earlier reply. They are delcious at Patisserie du Soleil.

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