The New Orleans Restaurant With A Marmalade That's The Talk Of The Town

When you think of New Orleans food, breakfast classics probably don't come to mind. Between raucous street parties and throwing back one of Bourbon Street's infamous cocktails, most visitors search for regional cuisine like crawfish etouffee or jambalaya at one of the city's fine dining establishments.

Though New Orleans is known for its plethora of white tablecloth Cajun and Creole restaurants, The Big Easy's food scene is shedding that stuffy reputation, explains Conde Nast Traveler. A plethora of exciting newcomers are bringing new cuisines and styles to a city that already was a foodie's heaven.

Recent favorites include Queen Trini Lisa, where diners can find colorful Trinbagonian cuisine, and Marjie's Grill, which crafts a Mississippi Delta spin on the flavors of Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand (per Eater). The decidedly unstuffy Turkey and the Wolf by chef Mason Hereford joined New Orleans ranks in 2016 and was immediately beloved for its whimsical sandwiches, even winning Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant in America.

But if you need the morning-after cure for all the Hurricanes you misguidedly imbibed last night, Turkey and the Wolf's sister breakfast restaurant Molly's Rise and Shine might just do the trick.

A cultured take on carrots

At Molly's Rise and Shine in New Orleans' Irish Channel neighborhood, you will find all the greasy spoon classics you need to soak up that open-container booze from the night before. The spot is, after all, known for its gourmet version of the legendary breakfast sandwich the McMuffin — here called the Grand Slam McMuffin — that "tastes like Waffle House and McDonald's in one," Chef Mason Hereford told

Even though both of Hereford's restaurants are known for comfort food, it's Molly's healthy yogurt dish that has people talking. The breakfast treat consists of a tangy yogurt topped with Nini's granola, fruit, mint, lemon zest, and an unusual addition: carrot marmalade. The recipe — in which carrots are stewed down with apples and comforting spices like cardamom, star anise, and cinnamon — was lauded in Food & Wine for being a breakfast "worth waking up for" and diners seem to agree. One Yelp reviewer noted: "It was delectable. Sweet carrot and orange with creamy, tangy yogurt hit the spot just right." Another Yelper pointed out that it "frankly makes no sense to me on paper, but somehow is absolutely perfect."

If you want to try making the dish at home, Food & Wine has a variation of its own. After cooking down carrots with the aforementioned spices, apples, lemon zest, and sugar, the site recommends blending the mixture with honey to create the marmalade texture. Then, all you need is your favorite yogurt.