Fat Tuesday: a perfect excuse to overindulge in rich, fried foods before the traditional fasting season of Lent. From delicious frozen drinks to Beignets and King Cakes, Mardi Gras is the holiday to feast on treats. If you can't escape work to join the madness in New Orleans, these NYC spots will work in a pinch to prepare for your Fat Tuesday celebrations.

[Photos via @beso_sangria, @satisandfy_us]