What you’re getting: Beignets (naturally)
While Cafe Du Monde may be more famous, Morning Call has been serving up hot, cheap ($2 for an order of three) beignets for almost a century and a half now. So you know for certain that it knows its fried dough piled with powdered sugar, and it knows it well. Props to the Metairie location, but we love the new outlet in City Park for the scenery.
What you’re getting: Meat pies
This grocery mart might not look like much, but it’s the place you want to hit if you’re Downtown, maybe a little fuzzy and hungry, and you want some delicious, cheap fried food. The chicken is great, but don’t miss out on the classic meat pies, based on a Natchitoches, LA, classic.