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15 Best Dessert Restaurants In New Orleans

There's nothing like eating your way through New Orleans. Here are 10 venues that serve the best desserts in town.

Cafe Du Monde
By Amber McKynzie · June 6, 2016

You can’t visit any part of Louisiana and not partake in the Bayou State’s most delectable dessert. Founded in 1862, Café du Monde serves the best beignets in the New Orleans French Quarter almost every day of the year - even your dog can't stay away.


Located at the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Mr. B’s Bistro is the place to be if you’re looking to indulge in a few classic desserts while listening to some live jazz on a Sunday afternoon.

This family-owned Italian ice cream parlor has lived in New Orleans’ French Quarter for years. Best known for its famous cannoli Siciliana, Angelo Brocato’s operates as a staple in must-have NOLA desserts.

With some of the best sweet cuisine around town, Commander’s Palace offers dessert lovers everything from their signature creole cream cheese cheesecake to their bananas foster flambé (for two).

For more than 35 years, Loretta’s Authentic Pralines thrives in New Orleans’ downtown district. After becoming the first pralines company to be successfully owned and operated by an African-American woman, Loretta’s now offers some of the best dessert  – from two locations.

Inspired by a series of delicacies tried first-hand in Florence, Italy, La Divina Gelateria brings the true Italian ice and gelato experience to New Orleans.

While The Praline Connection’s “Cajun-creole style” soul food is nothing to play with, it’s the restaurant's desserts that will always keep you coming back for more.

While NOLA provides customers with a full lunch, dinner and bar menu, no patron can leave the restaurant without trying one of the venue’s unique desserts, which include a frozen mai tai mousse and banana pudding layer cake.

If you’re looking for an undeniable dessert menu to satisfy your sweet spot, hit NOLA’s Jackson Square for Tableau’s endless dessert menu. From their frozen lemon meringue parfait to their praline monkey bread pudding, you won’t leave disappointed.

While Sucré might be best known for its endless supply of various flavored macaroons, their award-winning executive chef, Tariq Hanna, alongside a team pastry chefs and chocolatiers provide a never-ending list of must-try desserts in four locations around the N-O.