If Homer Simpson were real and living in 2013 New Orleans, he’d ditch the nuclear plant gig, grow a beard, and go to work at District Donuts and Sliders (2209 Magazine Street, 504.570.6945). District occupies a thin sliver of Magazine Street storefront, just upriver/uptown of Stein’s Deli. Exposed brick walls, hipster-ish employees (all abundantly bearded on a recent Sunday afternoon), 1000 Faces coffee, and Lazy Magnolia beers lend a feeling of Brooklyn meets the South.
The doughnut-n-coffee side of the menu shares space with sliders and beer, giving District an all-day bustle. Counter service and deep booths encourage lingering.
Pictured at left is a salted caramel glazed doughnut, notable for its feathery light texture and distinctly yeasted flavor. I didn’t get to try a kolache (available until 10:30 am), mainly so I’d have an excuse for a return visit.
(Oh, and you Disney fanatics might be excited by District’s frozen dessert choices, which include pineapple Dole whip.)