America's Best Donuts
Courtesy of Cafe du Monde
Yes, it’s heavily trafficked—but the fried squares of dough at this famous 24-hour eatery are not overrated. The only pastry served here is the beignet, served three to an order with heaping portions of powdered sugar. Don’t forget the beignet “surprise attack” tradition: catch your companions off guard by blowing powdered sugar at them.