Guide to the Best Bread Pudding in New Orleans
Bread pudding was once considered a poor man’s dessert – a good way to make use of stale bread – but today it’s a New Orleans delicacy. Bread pudding souffle with whiskey sauce, white chocolate break pudding, pecan praline bread pudding…you could eat a different bread pudding every night for dessert and never get bored.
We’d walk miles for the Peach Cobbler Bread Pudding at 3 rd Block Depot Kitchen + Bar but, fortunately, the restaurant is just three blocks away from the river, Jackson Square, Canal Street and Bourbon Street. They serve it with house- churned bourbon vanilla ice cream. Ooh, baby.
Felix’s Bread pudding with Whiskey Sauce is one of the best versions of this classic New Orleans desert that we’ve ever tasted. Sticky and moist, it’s worth texting home about.
Chef Ron's Gumbo Stop makes more than great gumbo. Their Fruited Bread Pudding is award-worthy as well. It’s made with peaches and raisins and cinnamon (of course) and then he drizzles homemade caramel, chocolate and strawberry on top before dusting it with powdered sugar. The best $6 you ever spent.
Chef Leon’s Famous Cooked-to-order White Chocolate Bread Pudding belongs at the top of everyone’s bread pudding bucket list. The sweet, carmelized, just a tad crunchy top is the best. You'll find it at Messina's Runway Cafe at the Lakefront Airport.
If you think a Mediterranean restaurant wouldn’t know it’s way around bread pudding you’d be wrong. Yes, Byblos makes an awesome mixture of traditional baklavass but they make sensation bread pudding as well.
This warm bread pudding's signature ingredient is (you guessed it) white chocolate. The chefs at Grand Isle have truly outdone themselves with this sinfully delicious desert. We've even been told it makes for a great breakfast.
Go Bananas! Tujague's puts a fun twist on the classic recipe by adding bananas. Top it off with a caramel sauce with banana liqueur and roasted almonds and you've got a dessert to die for.
Steamboat NATCHEZ serves a mouthwatering New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce on the brunch, lunch and dinner buffets.
Mulate's Famous Bread Pudding is a culinary masterpiece that intertwines flavor and texture. It is unique in that we use hamburger buns instead of traditional French bread. It is topped with a homemade butter rum sauce that your tastebuds are sure to thank you for.
Commander's Palace Bread pudding will make your mouth water! This Creole version is whipped into a souffle and topped with a delicious whiskey sauce right at your table.
Makes sure there is room enough for this great dessert. Served with a nice helping of whipped cream and Oceana's very own Praline Rum Sauce, this bread pudding is sure to be the perfect ending to any meal.