Earlier in January, I was in Arlington, VA for my friend A's baby shower. I drove around for a little while trying to find street parking, then finally found the courthouse parking which is free for most of the weekend, score! As an extra bonus, right across from where I parked was Bayou Bakery, which I had heard about but not yet had a chance to try. Double score!
Since I needed to be at a hair appointment shortly after the baby shower ended, this trip was solely to check out the digs and pick up an order of beignets. Unfortunately getting beignets to-go isn't really the best way to eat them, but since I was right there I figured I might as well try them.
The place was pretty packed for the middle of the afternoon- looked like lots of people were grabbing coffees and snacks, either catching up with friends or working on their laptops. I liked that it had a casual feel of a local coffeeshop but a wider selection in terms of food.
The beignets came in this cute bag :o)
The beignets are three to an order, for $3.00. Liberally dusted (or should I say coated) with powdered sugar, they're card-sized pillows of tasty dough. As you can see the sugar + heat didnt' do much for the appearance of these beignets on my drive back, haha.
These were super tasty and I can only imagine how much awesome-r they'd be if I ate them fresh out of the fryer. One personal issue is that I think there's too much powdered sugar on these- a little lighter hand on these could add the sweetness without completely caking the fried dough. But then again I don't like powdered doughnuts much, so that probably is why I think that, haha. Can't wait to come back and try out their other menu items!
1515 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201