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Feb 17, 2010 03:48 AM

Beignets in Calgary?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Zydeco_Mama

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

    2. 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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      1. re: Sneaky

        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.

      2. 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 to order.

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        1. re: JZED

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

          1. re: John Manzo

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

            I would.

            1. re: messier

              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.

              1. re: John Manzo

                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.

              2. re: messier

                You can get PoBoys here. I've not tried them, but Mikey's Juke Joint ( in Sunalta sells them.

            2. re: JZED

              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?

              1. re: maplesugar

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

            3. 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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              1. re: NumberFive

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

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

                1. re: The Gut

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

                  1. re: NumberFive

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

                    1. re: John Manzo

                      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.

              2. 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