Closely associated with New Orleans, a beignet (“ben-YAY”) is a donut made with choux, a French pastry dough also used to make éclairs and cream puffs. Luckily, I don’t have to travel that far to enjoy these fried and pillowy sweet treats! Café Jolie in Alameda and Powderface in Oakland both make delicious beignets!

from Cafe Jolie in Alameda

Here are other places that make beignets in the Bay Area:

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen – Berkeley, California

Brenda’s Oakland – Oakland, California

Clementine’s – San Ramon, California

Frankie’s Pier 43 – San Francisco, California

NOLA – Palo Alto, California

Where do you get your beignets? Tell me in the comments!