New Orleans, LA

La Boulangerie
The saffron-yellow walls of this French bakery are just a tease of the butter-rich pastries that beckon from the display cases. The croissants are a local favorite, but you’ve got to try the galette des rois, literally, the cake of kings. This is no Technicolor sprinkle-coated coffee cake—their version is made with buttery puff pastry and rich almond filling. They’ve even traded the standard plastic baby with a tiny porcelain doll and topped the cake with a gold fleur-de-lis crown. Don’t miss it during Mardi Gras season.

Find it:4600 Magazine Street


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