Top Christmassy Treats in New Orleans
If the festive Christmas décor and scenic light displays don’t lighten your mood, the special holiday cuisine will.
Visual festivities may not entertain everyone equally and some may still crave to devour scrumptious treats. No celebration is complete without a feast to mark the occasion.
An amalgamation of cultures in New Orleans has brought a distinct uniqueness to the local cuisines. While people may have individual preferences in savory menus, it’s hard to resist the mouth-watering seasonal desserts that fulfill your sweetest fantasies.
Here are some famous Christmas New Orleans treats.
If you want to treat yourself to an assortment of desserts, Freret Street is your stop. Ria and Ross Turnbull’s gelato shop, Piccola Gelateria, has a lot on their sweet menu to cater to your taste buds.
Seasonal specialties include mint chocolate chip, gingerbread cookie, bourbon pecan, sugar cookie with cranberries, and eggnog. However, to add a spark to Christmas festivities, they’ve also introduced custom-made gelato cakes. To top off their menu with a lasting sweetness and warmth of love, they have hot chocolate with marshmallows on their menu too!
Sweets shops are every child’s eye-candy that their mother never takes them to except on special occasions. The most special annual event this winter calls for a visit to the Bakery Bar if you are in New Orleans.
It will not only give you a chance to relive your childhood fantasies, but also munch on their delicious Debbie Does Doberge cakes. They come in more than 40 flavors(!!!) like chocolate coconut, pistachio, carrot cake and many more. A slice of their heavenly cheesecake topped with caramelized nuts will surely set off fireworks of bursting flavors in your mouth.
Are you hosting a Christmas dinner this year? The most sought after desserts from Sucré will add the cherry on top of your dinner menu.
Available at three locations, Uptown, Metairie and French Quarter, they’re serving peppermint bark, Yule logs, macaroons, peppermint marshmallows and cakes.
This Italian gelato shop is a century-old bakery in New Orleans; a real-life fantasy of dessert delights every local loves. They’re offering spumoni, cannolis and Italian gelato which are the safest options to go for no matter the kind of sweet tooth you are. With their history in the city, their delectable desserts are hard to go unnoticed during the Christmas holidays.
If you are planning on celebrating Christmas in New Orleans this year, don’t miss out on their one-of-a-kind dessert eateries!
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