Best of Guide for Chocoholics
Our Top Picks for Your NOLA Chocolate Fix
New Orleans may be famous for bread budding, bananas foster, crème brûlée and pralines, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a thing for chocolate. If the research is right and the average American eats 9.5 pounds of chocolate a year, we probably eat double that in NOLA. Here are our top picks for your next chocolate fix.
After a meal of cold salty oysters and fresh Gulf seafood, you need a little something sweet. Acme’s Chocolate Caramel Pie is just the trick. Smooth and silky…so good you’ll find yourself scraping up every last bit of chocolate. Order one for the table and then try to share. View Acme’s full menu here.
In our humble opinion, Café Pontalba on Jackson Square makes the best Mississippi Mud Pie on this side of the Mississippi. It’s chocolatey, creamy, and has a cookie crust that’s, as the Baroness Pontalba herself might say, “très magnifique!” Take a window seat, order a piece, and people watch today. See Café Pontalba’s complete menu.
This famous brunch spot makes a decadent whipped chocolate mousse, spiked with brandy and topped with powdered sugar. Now if that doesn’t get you jazzed, what will? Take a peek at the whole menu here.
Know how to cool down your palate after some spicy Cajun food? The Chocolate Kahlua Mousse at Oceana. One taste and for months afterwards you’ll be dreaming about golden toffee crunches floating in clouds of creamy, rich Kahlua chocolate mousse. View Oceana’s complete menu.
Rizzuto’s makes their gelato in house and it doesn’t disappoint. This dessert has a delightfully spicy kick you think you won’t like but then you do. (We started out saying we only wanted one taste but our spoons kept finding their way back). And when they ask you if you want coffee, say yes. Their brew is from Italy and it’s absolutely the best. See the rest of the amazing menu now.
How do you say “oooey, gooey” in Creole French? This warm and decadent chocolate torte is filled with a milk chocolate truffle, and garnished with raspberry and crème anglaise. Since it's gluten-free, you can tell yourself it’s good for you. See the rest of Tujague’s menu here.