Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery
This eastern New Orleans Vietnamese standby might not amount to much from the outside -- with a mixed brick exterior and fading eggshell awning greeting diners -- but the signature bahn-mis here have drawn accolades from the country over. In addition to functioning as a casual full-service restaurant, the venue comes with a bakery that turns over equally excellent pastries like coconut rolls, egg tarts, and strawberry shortcake.
Dong Phuong is ground zero for James Beard Award-winning King Cakes. Need we say more? This unassuming storefront complex takes the cake—pun intended—when it comes to Vietnamese-inflected sweet and savory dishes, enjoyed either in its sit-down eatery or via the hadny takeaway window. Build your own custom Banh-mi, order up some Pate Chaud, and then dive head-first into the stellar dessert lineup.
How to support: Stop by for counter service.