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Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen’s beignets with Nutella and berry dipping sauces in Eagle Rock, California
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Jakob Layman

10 Sweet Spots to Find Puffy, Delicious Beignets

The traditional French and New Orleans-style treat is always a hit

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Beignets are some of the fluffiest treats in the pastry world. While deeply fried dough topped with sweetener is a longstanding practice across many cultures, this smaller, often squared-off version hailing from France (as well as New Orleans) is particularly appealing and easy both to eat and to make.

Thankfully, beignets can be found in just about every part of Los Angeles. One respected South LA cafe stuffs these pockets with Nutella, while a Hawthorne family creates beignets with a global twist, and others stick to the classic New Orleans-style with plenty of powdered sugar. Have a look at 10 places to find beignets in Southern California.

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Les Sisters' Southern Kitchen & BBQ

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Chatsworth’s Les Sisters cooks beignets every Sunday, where diners can try with a cup of New Orleans chicory coffee. The pricing is reasonable enough to secure a sufficient sugar and carb high, at three beignets for $3.

Beignets from Les Sisters in Chatsworth, California
Les Sisters beignets
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Beignet Box

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Co-founder and owner Elizabeth Morrisell partnered with pop singer Christina Milian where they launched a truck both in New Orleans and Southern California. Follow Beignet Box’s Instagram to find traditional and bite-sized beignets along with cafe au lait, which usually roves throughout the San Fernando Valley.

Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe

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Nestled in between the Valley and Hollywood is Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe, where these yeasty beignets are more traditional to France and stuffed generously with Nutella.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

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Since opening in 2018, Hilltop Coffee & Kitchen has established itself into three parts of the city, with locations in View Park, Inglewood, and Eagle Rock. From the beginning, they’ve served beignets all day long, including one with Nutella.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen’s beignets with Nutella and berry dipping sauces in Eagle Rock, California
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
Jakob Layman

The Dive Oyster Bar

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Dive Oyster Bar’s menu is a leap into seafood-heaven, where fish boils and jambalaya are solid choices. As are the beignets lean towards a fritter consistency. Of course there’s powdered sugar galore, but also a homemade mixed berry compote for dipping.

Ritters SKC

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Alhambra’s Cajun/Creole spot steam cooks everything, except the beignets which come three to an order, topped with powdered sugar, and served with a side of whipped chocolate mousse.

Beignets from Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking in Alhambra, California
Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking
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Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts

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An LA institution right in the Original Farmers Market, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts makes everything on-site every morning, including their classic cinnamon rolls and beignets.

Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Photo: dogma623/Eater LA Flickr Pool

The Gumbo Pot

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The Gumbo Pot opened its traditional Cajun and Creole restaurant in 1986. There aren’t many places in LA that serve chicory coffee, which pair perfectly with both the Gumbo Pot’s traditional and chocolate beignets.

Bayou Grille

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Inglewood’s Bayou Grille opened its doors over 14 years ago, and while its beignets are traditional flavor, they are minimized for a single-bite experience.

Beignets du Monde

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Beignets du Monde is a family-owned, delivery-only business that operates out of Hawthorne. These beignets take influence from around the world with flavors from West and North Africa’s Tunisia. Or choose the French Quarter dozen pack.

Les Sisters' Southern Kitchen & BBQ

Chatsworth’s Les Sisters cooks beignets every Sunday, where diners can try with a cup of New Orleans chicory coffee. The pricing is reasonable enough to secure a sufficient sugar and carb high, at three beignets for $3.

Beignets from Les Sisters in Chatsworth, California
Les Sisters beignets
Les Sisters website

Beignet Box

Co-founder and owner Elizabeth Morrisell partnered with pop singer Christina Milian where they launched a truck both in New Orleans and Southern California. Follow Beignet Box’s Instagram to find traditional and bite-sized beignets along with cafe au lait, which usually roves throughout the San Fernando Valley.

Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe

Nestled in between the Valley and Hollywood is Sweet Lily Bakery Cafe, where these yeasty beignets are more traditional to France and stuffed generously with Nutella.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

Since opening in 2018, Hilltop Coffee & Kitchen has established itself into three parts of the city, with locations in View Park, Inglewood, and Eagle Rock. From the beginning, they’ve served beignets all day long, including one with Nutella.

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen’s beignets with Nutella and berry dipping sauces in Eagle Rock, California
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen
Jakob Layman

The Dive Oyster Bar

Dive Oyster Bar’s menu is a leap into seafood-heaven, where fish boils and jambalaya are solid choices. As are the beignets lean towards a fritter consistency. Of course there’s powdered sugar galore, but also a homemade mixed berry compote for dipping.

Ritters SKC

Alhambra’s Cajun/Creole spot steam cooks everything, except the beignets which come three to an order, topped with powdered sugar, and served with a side of whipped chocolate mousse.

Beignets from Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking in Alhambra, California
Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking
Ritters SKC website

Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts

An LA institution right in the Original Farmers Market, Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts makes everything on-site every morning, including their classic cinnamon rolls and beignets.

Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Farmers Market.
Photo: dogma623/Eater LA Flickr Pool

The Gumbo Pot

The Gumbo Pot opened its traditional Cajun and Creole restaurant in 1986. There aren’t many places in LA that serve chicory coffee, which pair perfectly with both the Gumbo Pot’s traditional and chocolate beignets.

Bayou Grille

Inglewood’s Bayou Grille opened its doors over 14 years ago, and while its beignets are traditional flavor, they are minimized for a single-bite experience.

Beignets du Monde

Beignets du Monde is a family-owned, delivery-only business that operates out of Hawthorne. These beignets take influence from around the world with flavors from West and North Africa’s Tunisia. Or choose the French Quarter dozen pack.

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