While on the way to Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC’s East Village, we parked by Tompkins Square Park.
On the walk over to the restaurant, we stumbled across a really sweet surprise, a Cafe Du Monde pop-up tricycle stand! Yes, the famous shop from New Orleans (or at least we think).After lunch, we had to give the pop-up a try.The guy running the stand was very enthusiastic and happy to get a batch of beignets (we ordered 2) fried up for us.The beignets smelled great and we couldn’t wait to dig in!I’ve been to the original Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans a few times. The first thing I noticed was that these definitely did not look like the same item.
The NYC beignets were a bit smaller and not as fluffy as in New Orleans. Regardless, what matters most is how they taste…It’s been quite some time since our last visit to New Orleans but I can say that these beignets were extremely tasty and enjoyable!
Were they the same item as in N.O.? I don’t know, but I’d definitely order them again!
Cafe Du Monde’s pop-up doesn’t have a set location in NYC but you can find out more by checking out their Instagram account here.