If you eat one thing in New Orleans, make sure it’s a beignet from Café du Monde. Believe it or not, this coffee shop opened way back in 1862 and almost nothing has changed at this iconic eatery. You don’t have many menu choices, and they like it that way. Your options are: coffee, beignets, white and chocolate milk and fresh squeezed orange juice. That’s it, but that limited menu hasn’t stopped millions from stopping by at all hours of the day (it’s open 24 hours) all for one thing, the beignets. Fried dough drenched in delicious powdered sugar; they’re decadent and oh so delicious. I’m a big coffee drinker and was surprised by the taste of the latte when I first visited. Made with chicory, the flavor is rich with chocolate notes – a throwback to the French influence in New Orleans. There’s nothing I enjoy more though than walking down to their original location on Decatur Street on a sunny morning and reading the paper while I not-so-gracefully devour those tasty morsels.