Fat Tuesdays has risen from the dead! If you needed a refresher, Fat Tuesdays is a series I began during Mardi Gras to showcase some of the sweetest treats New Orleans has to offer. Or maybe I created it to excuse myself from eating too much sugar? Anyways...
This weekend, I FINALLY took an extra special trip to District Donuts, arguably New Orleans' latest sweet hotspot and one of the most exciting new additions to the city's sugar scene. I've been following District online for months and find myself salivating each morning when they Instagram their daily donut creations. I have even tasted two of their donuts outside of the store, but I refuse to count that as the official popping of my District cherry.
I'm honestly embarrassed that it's taken this long to visit. Even Miley Cyrus went there before me! With that said, my first instinct was to order one of everything. I mean, hey, why not go all out? This was a momentous occasion!
Five minutes later, I had two giant boxes of donuts in my hand. From there, it was off to the nearest booth to brace myself for what was about to come. I slowly peeled back the tape shielding me from my sweet nirvana. There they were, the circles of fried dough I had been lusting over for months. Time to dig in.
Glazed - So simple and delicious. One of my favorites solely for the reason that I could taste how good the actual donut was itself.
Lucky Charms - Super super sweet — rot your teeth sweet!
Maple Bacon - I'm well over the whole bacon thing, but the maple glaze on this one made it one of my favorites!
Salted Caramel - Salty salted caramel over a circle of fried dough. No brainer. Delicious.
Brown Butter Pistachio - Hands down the best. Damn.
Coconut Cream - I don't like cream donuts at all, but this one changed my mind. Perfectly balanced flavor. Not too coconut(ty?) if you're one of those people that hates coconut.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee - Coffee is not my thing at all. My friend Ashley disagrees.
Wedding Cake - Save this one for last. All of the glaze put my in almond extract heaven.
District's donut selection changes daily, giving me the perfect excuse to go back and absurd amount of times in the near future. In addition to donuts, District offers up signature sliders, lots of beer, super tempting waffle fries, and Dole Whip. DOLE. WHIP. If y'all didn't know, Dole Whip is one of my favorite desserts ever. Call me basic, but I just love me some pineapple soft serve. The realization that I can now readily satisfy my Dole Whip cravings without a trip to Disney World or the Dole Plantation in Hawaii was a truly momentous occasion.
Go here. Immediately.
District Donuts is located in the Lower Garden District at 2209 Magazine St.