Buttermilk Drop

Bakery in Tremé-Lafitte

You came to New Orleans and thought, 'I have to get beignets,' right? And sure, beignets are fine, but the best dessert in town is the buttermilk drop – a small donut hole filled with roughly a metric ton of butter, so rich and smooth and glazed and good it haunts our dreams.

Buy your drops at this ramshackle bakery, which has dusty floors and barely anything that qualifies as seating (get the food to go), and know you have experienced culinary bliss.