7. Doberge cake
Where you’re getting it: Debbie Does Doberge
Various restaurants, available by order
Again with the pronunciation (!): doberge (“DOUGH-bash”) is one of those things that New Orleanians love to hold close to the vest, because it’s so good, and so quintessentially NOLA, they can’t stand the thought of it being made anywhere else. Imagine a dessert made of up to 11 alternating layers of cake and pudding (usually chocolate or lemon), all held together by a buttercream or fondant shell. Are you imagining it? You're welcome. That, friend, is doberge.