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.)
are they as good as Mr. Ronnies????
I think they’re light years better than Mr. Ronnie’s. Less sweet glaze, and a lighter textured, more yeasty doughnut. District also makes kolaches filled with BOUDIN.
What?? Dole Whip??
Yep, Dole whip. See the menu here: http://www.donutsandsliders.com/menu/
$2.75 a serving….
Now the question is… are they better than Blue Dot? Or just different in style?
(And why didn’t this place open when I lived in the neighborhood?)
The doughnut itself was lighter and fluffier than those I’ve eaten from Blue Dot. Toppings-wise, it’s probably neck and neck. Blue Dot’s selections tend toward the more-is-more school (red velvet, maple bacon) and District’s selections were a little more restrained and less sticky sweet (though I did see a seriously decadent looking cream filled being devoured at the next table).