While New Orleans has plenty of iconic desserts (bread pudding, snowballs, beignets), we have to admit that one of our all-time favorite sweet treats is a classic. Made from butter, evaporated milk, sugar and homegrown pecans, there’s no arguing that pralines (pronounced PRAH-leens) are a quintessential New Orleans dessert. A Southern institution, pralines are seen as a can’t-miss delicacy for visiting travelers. So pack your bags because we’ve rounded up the best spots in NOLA to try this sugary, creamy, pecan-laden candy.
We’ve got to give mad props to a family-owned and operated business that still makes everything by hand the old-fashioned way. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Leah’s Pralines has been spilling sweet aromas out of its copper kettles for over 72 years. In addition to its traditional pralines, make sure to stop by Wednesday through Monday between 10am to 6pm to get your hands on its Creole seasonings, chocolate dipped pecan brittle, pecan turtles, bacon pecan brittle (you read that right), and other tasty treats.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
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