Where to get beignets in San Mateo or near by?
Got hungry for beignets all of a sudden. Googled some local restaurants but didn't find anything promising. Where can I find beignets?
We live in this area. As far as my Tulane alumni SO can tell, absolutely nowhere compares to New Orleans. If by some miracle you find them, please, please report back. Brenda's, Angeline's, Gator's, none are right. Possibly tasty fried dough, but not du Monde beignets. We have not yet tried Brown Sugar Kitchen or Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Cafe (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668703 ).
The good news is that we have wonderful other forms of fried dough - check the "fried dough" thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/706217
On the other hand, if you're feeling a bit ambitious, you can order (or buy in some specialty stores) Cafe du Monde mix and it's actually not *that* hard... easier than TSA screening and a long flight, anyway.
Brown Sugar Kitchen
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607
Beignets are stylish right now, but nothing I've eaten on the peninsula is the real deal.
Not that a good fried dough isn't, well, a good fried dough.