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Where to Pick Up Beignet Fest Favorites Around New Orleans This Weekend

Canceled for 2020, Beignet Fest vendors are selling their signature dishes July 24-26

Miss Loretta’s shrimp salad beignets
Official/Beignet Fest

Beignet Fest, the five-year old fall festival held annually in City Park, is canceled this year; but vendors across New Orleans have signed up to offer festival favorites for pickup this weekend, July 24-26.

Organizers have partnered with local restaurants to put on ‘Beignet Fest at Their Place,’ a way to continue the event and its fundraising in 2020 while following social distancing guidelines. Beignet Fest co-founder Sherwood Collins said in a press release that “though capacities are limited in New Orleans restaurants for safety concerns, we feel it’s even more imperative to patronize these establishments.”

Participating New Orleans restaurants include Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, Luca Eats, Sno-La Snowballs, the Howlin’ Wolf, Ruby Slipper Cafe, and The Vintage. The full list of vendors, which extend to the Northshore and Baton Rouge, and a menu of their dishes can be found here. Below, a handful of Beignet Fest favorites to pick up around New Orleans this weekend, Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26.

Loretta’s Authentic Pralines

The famous Loretta’s will be selling orders of praline beignets (3/$6.50), crab beignets ($7), burger beignets (2/$6.75, and shrimp salad beignets (2/$7) from her shop on N. Rampart Street.

Loretta’s crabmeat beignets
Official/Beignet Fest

Ruby Slipper Cafe

Ruby Slipper’s Mid City, Marigny, Metairie, Magazine CBD, and Magazine Uptown locations will be selling cochon beignets and nectar sno-ball beignets, $5 a pop.

Ruby slipper nectar sno-ball beignet and cochon beignet (in background)
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Luca Eats

Order Oreo beignets from this Uptown sandwich shop in advance online.

Luca Eats Oreo beignets
Official/Beignet Fest

Sweet Legacy

The South Broad Avenue sweet shop is selling a fried chicken and beignet with honey pecan glaze special for $8 a pop.

Sweet Legacy’s fried chicken and beignets with honey pecan glaze

The Vintage

Magazine Street’s cocktail and coffee cafe will have blueberry cheesecake beignets and classic cinnamon sugar beignet bites, both for $3.25.

Cinnamon sugar beignet bites from The Vintage
Official/Beignet Fest

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The Ruby Slipper Cafe

200 Magazine Street, , LA 70130 (504) 525-9355 Visit Website

Luca Eats

7329 Cohn Street, , LA 70118 (504) 866-1166 Visit Website

The Vintage

3121 Magazine Street, , LA 70115 (504) 324-7144 Visit Website

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