Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Cigar Factory is a cigar-lover's dream. Here, you can watch master cigarmakers at work. Among the specialty styles made here are the Plantation Reserve, Tres Hermanos and Vieux Carre. There are tables along the wall so you can sit and smoke or just watch the masters do their work. This is also the only cigar factory in New Orleans, boasting 100% hand-rolled cigars. Cigarmakers are available for special events.
In the heart of the French Quarter, this voodoo shop doubles as a shrine to the famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau of New Orleans. Psychic readings, voodoo dolls, statues and altars are the real thing, not found in other touristy spots. Whether you come to the Big Easy for business or pleasure, you can find an original souvenir and even learn a little something of the black arts from around the world at Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo.
This unique shop, run by the Sutton family, offers a wide variety of celebrity memorabilia. The objects presented range from presidential autographs to items belonging to celebrities. Vintage 329 has countless items from great names, such as Julia Roberts and Sting. You never know quite what you'll come across as you peruse the selection at Vintage 329.
Poeyfarre Market specializes in bringing Warehouse District shoppers a variety of local grocery products from other area specialty stores, alongside pantry staples and fresh produce. For example, the shelves are lined with cheese from St. James Cheese Company, gourmet meats from Rare Cuts and bread from Dong Phoung Bakery. Poeyfarre Market also sells pre-made sandwiches and salads from The Green Fork and Sucre's signature cupcakes. Let's not forget their variety of beers, wines and liquor!
Share your sassy style with a T-shirt from Fleurty Girl. This locally-owned shop stocks a variety of shirts for men, women, and children printed with custom designs and sayings that express the wearer's love for the Crescent City. The New Orleans-inspired designs and sayings are printed on unisex shirts, fitted women's shirts, and children's shirts. Additionally, shoppers can browse and buy Fleurty Girl's collection of custom jewelry crafted by other New Orleans artists.
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.
Tarot cards, crystal balls, astrology, numerology and psychic wisdom is what you'll find on the menu here. A New Orleans charm for more than 75 years, Bottom of the Cup Tearoom is no ordinary experience. Esoteric books, hard-to-find metaphysical items, rare crystals, fine jewelery and hand-made gifts crowd their shelves and world-renowned psychics offer their readings here. So be prepared for a soul trip!
This family business has been going strong since 1945. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights proudly boasts the title of the oldest and largest manufacturer of handmade, hand-riveted copper lanterns in the country. These open flame gas lights can be found throughout the French Quarter in their famous establishments. You may stop by the gallery and choose from its fine selection or order your own custom built fixtures that are made by on-site craftsmen—who will scale and make size recommendations according to your plans. Then you will receive a complimentary, computer-generated drawing that details what will best suit your needs. So step in, to own these distinctive and unique lightings!
Don’t leave New Orleans without taking a bit of the Crescent City back to friends and family. The vast selection of New Orleans gifts and souvenirs at Gumbo File offers something for everyone. This French Quarter souvenir shop, situated on Decatur Street, is stocked with Mardi Gras beads, masks, New Orleans T-Shirts, and glassware. A variety of ingredients to aid with cooking a New Orleans meal in your own home including hot sauces, beignet mixes, seasonings, and, of course, the file finish on your homemade gumbo are also available. -Bethany Culp
You can easily find a lot of New Orleans in this store featuring denim, hand painted shirts and embroidered designs, locally hand crafted dolls, jewelry, hand blown glass, souvenirs, books and culinary items. Each piece is uniquely "New Orleans" and will help you remember your visit for years to come. Bayou Threads also offers worldwide shipping so you don't have to carry your little jewel with you on your trip back home!