Majority of the people who visit the Big Easy spend most of their time in the infamous French Quarter, where history oozes from every corner. However, a short ride away lies a six-mile stretch featuring some of the best shopping and dining there is to offer. Sprinkled with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants of all types and of course a few drinking holes, Magazine Street, is a must for any New Orleans itinerary.
Start Your Weekend with Brunch!
Of course, with the bus ride and a few initial stops, you’ll be ready to feast on the great cuisine offered. Warbucks, helmed by Executive Chef Todd Pulsinelli, is there to fill you up and quench your thirst. This modern American neighborhood restaurant offers a variety of small plates, entrees and frozen cocktails that will have you powered up for the next part of your stroll. If you happen to land on Magazine on a Saturday or Sunday, you can find bottomless mimosas, classic brunch dishes with a fine dining twist, and sidewalk tables giving you a front-row view of all the action at Warbucks.
Shop and Explore
A venture back out onto Magazine has you stopping in olive oil shops, art galleries and boutiques- all locally owned and operated. Oak trees line the streets and there’s no shortness of amazing sights to see This unique street has everything from shopping at unique boutiques, seeing exquisite art, filling your day with activities. From printed canvasses, beads, and much more, there is something for everyone!
Ignite the Artist in You
Take a 2-hour class in wine and design glassblowing, metal sculpture, sugar blowing, knife making, printmaking and more at New Orleans Glass Works & Printmaking Studio.
Indulge Your Appetite
However, we know the midday cravings are not avoidable and Shaya offers the perfect escape. Once you step into Shaya, you’re transported to Tel Aviv, with a wood fire oven, calm neutral features, and a courtyard patio, it’s hard to leave once you’ve sat down. Shaya’s pita and hummus have developed quite the reputation internationally being featured on Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Feel”, but the locals knew long before where to hide out and snack on the best Israeli food in New Orleans. If it’s the middle of the week, happy hour offers all hummus and wine by the glass at half price. It’s a must not miss, and you’ll leave feeling ready to venture on to the record store across the street, the famous Ashley Longshore gallery a few blocks up and even check out a park.
All great things must come to an end, but in New Orleans, the end means a delicious meal. At Pizza Domenica, you can wrap up the day in a casual comfortable environment enjoying craft cocktails, an extensive beer selection, and hand-tossed pizzas baked to perfection in an Italian wood fire over. Pizza Domenica has been a staple in the Uptown neighborhood for years and the menu features a few cult classics such as garlic knots with whipped fonduta, meatballs over polenta, and a perfect Margherita pizza.
New Orleans has a lot to offer! From the French Quarter to Magazine Street and much more, explore culture and cuisine in the Big Easy. To see what the city has to offer from lodging, neighborhoods, and special, visit Travel.Hilton.com/NOLA.