5 Popular New Orleans SnoBall Stands

AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP…

Author: Sallie F. ArnoultSpring’s warmer weather brings snoball season to New Orleans. This delectable, mouth-watering treat is subject to debate among the locals. The criteria includes: the fine powder of the shaved ice, the flavor of the syrups, saturation of the ice with the syrup, and the quality of the toppings and add-ons. Here are 5 of the most popular vendors:

  1. Sno Wizard Snoball Shoppe is located at 4001 Magazine Street, between Louisiana and Napoleon Avenues, in Uptown New Orleans. In 1936, George J. Ortolano, a grocer, created an ice machine that could transform a block of ice into powder. He made delicious syrups and created snoballs that he sold to customers to bolster sales in his grocery store and the rest is history. (www.snowizardsnoballshop.com)
  1. Hansen Sno Bliz, located at 4801 Tchoupitoulas Street, between Valence Street and Jefferson Avenue, in Uptown New Orleans, was founded in 1939 by Mary & Ernest Hansen. Ernest developed his own ice shaving machine, while Mary developed recipes for flavorful syrups. They continue to make their own syrups daily, and layer the ice and syrup proportionately. Their granddaughter, Ashley, runs the business today in the same tradition. In 2014, they were named an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation. (www.snobliz.com)
  1. Plum Street Snoballs, located at 1300 Burdette Street, on the corner of Plum near Tulane University in Uptown New Orleans, originated in 1945. A second location has been opened inside Lafreniere Park at 3000 Downs Boulevard, in Metairie. (Find them on Facebook, or call them at 504.866.7996.)
  1. Also in Metairie, is Sal’s Sno-ball Stand located at 1823 Metairie Road, near Bonnabel Boulevard in the heart of Old Metairie. They also serve soft-serve ice cream treats. The seating out front, shaded by the old oak trees, makes it a family favorite. (Call them at 504.666.1823.)
  1. In Mid City, you’ll find Pandora’s Snowballs and Soft-serve Ice Cream, located at 901 N. Carrollton Avenue near City Park. (They’re now open daily from noon to 7pm.)

Author: Sallie F. Arnoult

2017-04-11T09:05:22+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Culture, Family, Food, Fun on a Budget, Kids Entertainment|

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