Best donuts in New Orleans: Blue Dot Donuts

The clever logo only adds to the appeal of Blue Dot Donuts. / Photo by Elizabeth Kilian, New in NOLA

The clever logo only adds to the appeal of Blue Dot Donuts. 
(photo by Elizabeth Kilian/ New in NOLA)

Blue Dot Donuts

4301 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-218-4866. 

Before reading this post, you might want to go ahead and invest in a pair of pants with an elastic waistband.  If you’re anything like me, you will go nuts for these donuts.  After all, sometimes there is nothing more satisfying than fried dough smothered in icing and filled with fruit or Bavarian cream.

While companies like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts revolutionized the industry, a little place on Canal Street helped to rejuvenate a city.  As New Orleans continues to grow and rebuild itself post-Katrina, it is easy to recognize that the small, local businesses are the backbone of this town.

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Good New Orleans bakery: La Boulangerie

La Boulangerie is a lovely French bakery in Uptown New Orleans. (photo by Elizabeth Kilian/New in NOLA)

La Boulangerie is a lovely French bakery in Uptown New Orleans. (photo by Elizabeth Kilian/New in NOLA)

La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St  New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 269-3777

If you’re looking for a place for Parisian style people-watching, this recently updated French bakery is the perfect spot.

Treat yourself to a chocolate croissant or a delicate pastry while watching the passers-by as they try to escape the rain. Take a table by the near floor-to-ceiling windows and immerse yourself in a captivating novel.

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