Cheap Eats 2018: Bayou Bakery

Bayou Bakery is the place to dig into Louisiana-style eats like gumbo and beignets. Photograph by Scott Suchman

This folksy cafe, a beacon for Louisiana transplants in need of a beignet fix, is the rare spot that’s as well suited for breakfast (those biscuit-egg sandwiches) as it is for happy hour, when you can pair discounted drinks with satisfying snacks such as deviled eggs and hot nuts. In between, hit the bakery cases for pralines and lemon icebox cake, and the sandwich roster for specialties including a BLT fixed up with Benton’s bacon and oven-cured tomatoes. Also good: Biscuits with pepper jelly; andouille-sausage dog; roast-beef po’ boy.

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