By Jane Ko @atasteofkoko
Frosé and avocado toast at Willa Jean is the best way to start the day and you can even get the frosé to-go! I would be here every week if I lived in New Orleans. Willa Jean is just around the corner from Hilton Garden Inn so we stopped by for frosé to-go before exploring the city on foot.
Location: 611 O’Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, willajean.com
SALON BY SUCRE
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Salon By Sucre is the best spot for afternoon teatime in their casual, French mid-century modern dining room. Be sure to order the macarons, petit fours, eclairs, and assorted chocolates. The patio seating has an incredible view of the French Quarter.
Location: 622 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130, restaurantsalon.com
CAFE DU MONDE
A mandatory stop when you visit NOLA, Cafe du Monde is a must for beignets and chicory coffee.
Location: 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, cafedumonde.com
COURT OF TWO SISTERS
Brunch is served every single day at Court of Two Sisters with live jazz in the courtyard. You know you’re in NOLA when there’s crawfish and king cake for brunch! Court of Two Sisters is a great spot to try all of the iconic dishes of New Orleans for $29: turtle soup, creole jambalaya, veal grillades and gravy, shrimp etouffee, and bananas foster.
Location: 613 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, courtoftwosisters.com
The French Quarter is filled with plenty of Instagrammable walls but the most iconic one is Brennan’s pink pastel walls.
Location: 417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, brennansneworleans.com
CRAIG TRACY GALLERY
Eating piña colada cotton candy during the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Royal Street Stroll in front of the Craig Tracy Gallery. The French Quarter is filled with art galleries and antique shops that will make it hard for you to go home empty handed.
Location: 827 Royal St, New Orleans,
This local funky shop carries a wide range of different colored wigs that’ll fit your every need.
Location: 934 Royal St, New Orleans,
KREWE DU OPTIC
Drop into KREWE du optic and try on a couple of shades. The New Orleans-based and culturally inspired independent eyewear label is beloved by locals, New Yorkers and even Beyoncé.
Location: 809 Royal St, New Orleans,
LA 70116, kreweduoptic.com