Marcy Fisher | 1/8/2013 9:18:49 PM
New Orleans crams in a host of delicious food venues in its walkable city blocks. From boiled crawfish to dining experiences that require a jacket, from top-rated chefs to local sandwich shops, eating here is an adventure for your taste buds. There may be some guilt associated with the fried foods and butter, but you won’t regret your moment of indulgence.
$-$$$ Theo’s Pizza, Scrumptious pizza that’s worth venturing outside the French Quarter for, Menu,Location
$$ Nacho Mama’s, Menus, Location
$$$ La Petite Grocery, Menus, Location
$$$ Lilette, Fresh French inspired menu and a great wine list, Lunch Menu,Dinner Menu, Location
$$$$ Commander’s Palace, Be sure to finish your meal with the bread pudding soufflé, Menus, Location
Central Business District
$$$$ August, Menu, Location
So you say you like to shop… well tie up your walking shoes and grab your map and let’s get to it. New Orleans offers everything from shopping malls to boutique style shops to antique stores to tee shirt retail establishments. Check out the Riverwalk, Canal Place, and Jax Brewery … and don’t forget to stroll through Jackson Square for the local artists and peek in the galleries along Royal Street.
>The French Market District
The French Market District encompasses six blocks on the riverside of the Lower French Quarter plus the Shops at the Upper Pontalba on Jackson Square. The district includes over 30 unique retail shops, indoor and outdoor performance venues, restaurants and cafes, a flea market and a farmers market.
Stroll along Magazine Street and take in six miles of unique boutiques, shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and bars. For sweets, stop by the sweet boutique Sucré. If you’re craving pizza, head to Theo’s. Are your feet aching because you forgot to bring the right shoes? Head to Varsity Sports for expert help on selecting running shoes.
Royal Street - Antiques
Antiques and the city of New Orleans simply go together. Royal Street is an eye-pleasing mix of refined antique shops and boutiques, fine jewelry stores, colorful art galleries and world-class hotels and restaurants.
New Orleans’ most sophisticated shopping destination includes Saks Fifth Avenue, L’Occitane, Michael Kors, Anthropologie, Coach, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and more.
Near the French Quarter and connected to the Convention Center, Riverwalk is home to 140 stores and restaurants.