America’s Best Cities for Sweet Tooths 2015

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Chris Granger

Sugar addicts take note: olive oil gelato sundaes, Coca-Cola cupcakes, and marshmallow-filled caramels are the travel destinations you've been waiting for.

No. 4 New Orleans

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Plenty of people come to NOLA just to overindulge in certain liquids, but you could easily map out a bender on desserts, too.  You’ll find the original Bananas Foster (with dark rum and banana liqueur) at Brennan’s, a famed version of Baked Alaska at Antoine’s and, of course, the gold standard of beignets at Café du Monde. But that’s before you’ve even gotten to the Creole pecan candies known as pralines (in New Orleans, say it prah-leens, not pray-leens); Aunt Sally’s, which makes classic pralines, has been around since 1935.  The most recent sweet star in town, though, is macaron and candy shop Sucré on Magazine Street (look for its sister property, Salon by Sucré, to open during spring 2015 on Bourbon Street). Readers ranked the locals as being friendly, but also a little fruity: they won the survey for being quirky.

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America’s Best Cities for Sweet Tooths 2015

No. 4 New Orleans

Plenty of people come to NOLA just to overindulge in certain liquids, but you could easily map out a bender on desserts, too.  You’ll find the original Bananas Foster (with dark rum and banana liqueur) at Brennan’s, a famed version of Baked Alaska at Antoine’s and, of course, the gold standard of beignets at Café du Monde. But that’s before you’ve even gotten to the Creole pecan candies known as pralines (in New Orleans, say it prah-leens, not pray-leens); Aunt Sally’s, which makes classic pralines, has been around since 1935.  The most recent sweet star in town, though, is macaron and candy shop Sucré on Magazine Street (look for its sister property, Salon by Sucré, to open during spring 2015 on Bourbon Street). Readers ranked the locals as being friendly, but also a little fruity: they won the survey for being quirky.

Chris Granger
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