French Quarter beignets are sweet and delicious and one thing you must eat if you ever visit New Orleans. The one thing the girls wanted to do while in Louisiana was make sure they had authentic beignets, like the ones Tiana made in the movie “The Princes and the Frog“. Homeschooling or road schooling has allowed us to visit many cities, learn history and the best part (in my opinion) try authentic food from each and every town we drive through. So we headed to Cafe Du Monde, which is the original French Market coffee stand, and has been located there since the early 1860’s.
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We started off our afternoon with really no plan at all – hey guys this is how we roll. We parked in a huge parking lot with a whopping $6 for the first hour charge and started walking toward the French Quarter. We made our way to Jackson Square where we watched grown men play fantasy football ( don’t ask – I don’t get it either) then checked out a horse statue located at it’s center. General Andrew Jackson was on a horse with two legs up, the first statue with more than one leg off the ground, in the middle of the square. We visited the visitors center and got a map with a walking tour, and lots of info about the city and places we might want to visit while we were here, but more on those later.
We walked around the square looking at the historic markers, old buildings and statues. The famous pirates alley and canal street caught our eye. In almost every street we kept seeing stores with boxes or tin can of the famous beignets made by Cafe Du Monde, so we finally asked a store owner where the restaurant was located, and to our surprise we were only a block away. Cafe Du Monde is one of the busiest places in the French quarter. My daughter said “French Quarter beignets are sweet and delicious, tasty, mouth-watering, melt in your mouth, best dessert she has ever had in her whole life”.