Perfected sno-balls since 1939
Don't call it a snow cone, this cold treat is finer, fluffier, and comes in more flavors than it’s coarser cousin. They serve over 35 flavors of sno-balls, with everything from tart (try Satsuma), to cream (Cream of Nectar is a favorite, as is Honey Lavender) as well as the classic flavors that are available at every sno-ball stand. This James Beard Award winning institution always has a line out the door, except Mondays when they are closed, but it is worth the wait. They serve up sno-balls Spring through Fall, so check their website if you aren't sure if they will be open. Make sure you bring cash.
Mississippi-front grassy area with beautiful sunsets
Tucked between Audubon Zoo and the Mississippi, this greenspace is a local favorite for tossing a frisbee, having a crawfish boil, or simply just hanging out. It is one of the best places in the city for a sunset so it can get a bit crowded at night or when the weather is nice. If you want to do it right, stop at New Orleans Original Daiquiris at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Carrollton Street for a the best way to stay cool while you are at The Fly.
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Boutiques, galleries & top chefs
Welcome to Magazine, one of the longest shopping streets in the country with almost 5 miles of continuous shops, galleries, and restaurants. As you are walking, pop in to any stores that catch your eye but keep an eye out for these favorites of ours that are listed in order from Uptown to Downtown: Scriptura for elegant stationery and invitations, Sisters in Christ for metal and underground vinyl and cassettes, Ashley Longshore Studio for glamorous and extravagant pop art, Magpie for women’s vintage and estate jewelry and clothes, Hey! Cafe for coffee, Casamento's for oysters, Peaches Records for records, t-shirts and gifts, Ann Koerner Antiques for high end antique furniture, Weinstein's brand name women’s fashions, Billy Reid for apparel from the southern designer, Pilot and Powell, a luxury women’s boutique, Box Paper Scissor for high-end stationary, candles and tableware, Malachite Home for high-end, vintage decor and furniture, Marion Cage for contemporary, handcrafted jewelry, Mignon Faget for jewelry inspired by the city, Imperial Woodpecker for sno-balls, and SOSUSU for bold women's pieces. This whole stretch of Magazine covers about a mile and a half.
Modern Israeli in a high design space
While Israeli food might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans cuisine, Alon Shaya offers some of the best in the country. With house-made pita bread continuously delivered to your table, order a selection of hummus and salatims to accompany the hot and fresh bread. Reservations are recommended.
High-end, modern, Indian cuisine
This stylish spot serves up incredible food and drinks that, when paired with the beautiful interior, create an amazing experience. Their innovative takes on Indian classics are sure to please both the vegetarians and carnivores in your group.