New Orleans’ Best Pralines

The city’s signature candy shouldn’t be missed

While a lot of you have probably tried New Orleans’ beignets – hot pieces of fried dough dusted with powdered sugar– have you heard of the city’s other sweet claim to fame, pralines? These Southern traditional treats are made with locally-sourced pecans, butter, cream, and sugar, and typically shaped into patties or discs. Their texture is unusual, too, since they’re slightly crumbly and immediately melt in your mouth. Though there’s lot of businesses doling out this confection, locals recommend Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, Leah’s Pralines, and Aunt Sally’s Pralines for the very best. (Pro tip: they make great souvenirs, too!)

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