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Since childhood, Pastry Chef Dawn Snead has been baking. Now, from her Bywater bakery, Snead is sharing her baked goods with hungry customers looking for a homemade treat made from natural ingredients. Shake Sugary sells breakfast pastries like Apple Cinnamon Sweet Rolls and Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Biscuits, in addition to pies, tarts and cakes from the St. Claude Avenue storefront. Those looking for a custom treat can place a special order for a specialty dessert or custom wedding cake. A variety of vegan items are available daily and by special order.
Royal Street is one of the oldest streets in the city, well known for its businesses that deal in antiques and artwork from all over the world. This impressive street is surrounded by French and Spanish colonial architecture on all sides and emanates a distinct old-worldly look. The shops dotting this street are filled with consumers having an eye for quality, authenticity and detail. The quality of the merchandise is unmatched and sometimes, just talking to the shop owners can be an educative experience. Make this street your next shopping destination for all that is antique and unique.
Pippen Lane is a children's emporium offering timeless designs in clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and linens. Since girls are 'sugar and spice and everything nice', you will not hesitate to pick and choose from such fine apparel as Tinkerbell by Posies, Helena and Harry Dress or Layette by Petit Elephant, just to name a few. For older girls, there are the more sophisticated Kenzo and Nicole Miller. Pippenlane also offers a great selection of toys imported from around the world. Many of these toys are imported from Germany's Steiff. The shop's furniture and linens are also of the highest quality and sure to please even the most discerning shopper.
Crescent City Farmers Market occurs at four set locations every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. This Thursday edition in historic Mid-City is a charming place to shop for farm-fresh produce, flowers and local specialties. Some goods are available year round while others are specific to the season. For example, winter is the time for Satsuma oranges and Sheepshead fish, while the summer selection includes Creole tomatoes and Asian pears. The autumn market even includes alligator meat if you are feeling adventurous in your food choices! Certain flowering plants and herbs, Mediterranean foodstuffs, smoked sausages, shiitake mushrooms and wheatgrass shots are available throughout the year. So head here on a Thursday evening with two huge baskets in hand and shop to your heart's content.
Feet First is generally accepted as New Orleans' favorite shoe store, being voted "Best Shoe Store" seven years in a row. Established in 1977, Feet First has grown to be New Orleans' biggest independent shoe and accessory store. Feet First always tries to stock items from favorite local brands too, so you can really shop local here.
Whenever you are in New Orleans, for business or pleasure, a must stop is Magazine Street. This is the street that has it all no matter what your shopping needs are. Whatever you're looking for, be it fashion, vintage clothing, children's clothing, shoes, or accessories, Magazine Street is the place to be. When you start to work up an appetite, try seafood, French cuisine, farmer's markets, chocolates, or stop into one of the many bars for a pick-me-up.