Where to find the best snowballs
Sometimes a snowball in the summer is all you need— to cool down, to relax, to observe your surroundings, and to enjoy the city!
The true meaning of a New Orleans snowball— and all it has to offer— is explored in Megan Braden-Perry's Crescent City Snow: The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowball Stands. Whether you're looking for recommendations, or simply meditations on the city's snowball scene, Braden-Perry's quintessential book on these icy, sugary treats is a great place to get started. Until you have the chance to read it, however, you can also check out this list of Our Ten Favorite Snowball Spots This Summer.
Chance in Hell SnoBalls
Don't wait for hell to freeze over before heading to Chance in Hell SnoBalls. A beloved Bywater pop-up, all snoballs are handmade in specially crafted small batches and sold with love and community care. See their Instagram for flavors, fun pop-ups, and some pretty epic puppy pics. Plot twist, your dog can enjoy these treats too!
4205 Burgundy St, https://www.instagram.com/chanceinhell_snoballs/
This Metairie-based sno-ball joint is the perfect place to stop by for a quick cool down. With its traditional service window and neighborhood charm, it's the nostalgia of childhood and the best parts of summer nights all in one. Grab a tree stump seat and enjoy a nectar snow-ball with condensed milk--yum!
1823 Metairie Ave, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Ice-Cream-Shop/Sals-Sno-Balls-95703951200/
Lou-Lou's Snoballs & Ice Cream
Another Metairie staple. Lou-Lou's Snoballs & Ice Cream offers a smattering of unique snoball flavors and fresh fruit toppings. And for those in the market for something a little different, they also supply some summer-time soft serve that you won't want to miss.
It's always summertime at Casey's Snowballs. With to-die-for weekly specials and crazy colorful creations, it's a snowball spot that everyone in New Orleans must experience. There's no better place to grab a late night summertime bite.
4608 W Esplanade Ave, https://www.instagram.com/caseyssnowballs/?hl=en
The secret's out on Pandora's Snowballs—a N. Carrollton St favorite that's been serving New Orleans snowballs for over 40 years. Stop by for their seasonal snacks and soft serve ice cream. Check Facebook before heading over to grab details on weather-related closings!
901 N. Carrollton Ave, https://www.facebook.com/PandorasSnowballs/
Hansen's Sno-Bliz has been a summer favorite for as long as time can tell. Open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, this sno-ball spot is a great place to lean back and cool down. Don't forget to get the iconic Hansen's t-shirt while you're at it.
4801 Tchoupitoulas St, https://snobliz.square.site/
NOLA Sips Snobar and Bistro
Snoballs are sent to the next level at NOLA Sips. These tasty alcoholic offerings are sure to heat up any night while simultaneously cooling you down. Black-owned and the best in the business, catch your late night buzz at NOLA Sips.
2633 St Claude Ave, https://nolasips.com/
Plum St. Snoballs
This place has practically more snoball flavors than you can imagine. But we're not mad about it. With its classic snoball stand set-up, and friendly neighborhood clientele, Plum Street Snoballs screams summer in New Orleans.
1300 Burdette St, https://plum-st-snoballs.square.site/
Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls
Uniquely served in Chinese take-out boxes, Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls puts a modern spin on the classic New Orleans summertime snack. This Magazine Street's extensive menu is sure to have a fun option for any and everyone.
3511 Magazine St, http://www.iwsnoballs.com/#home-section
Nola Snow Snoballs
Does it get any better than this? Lakeview's favorite snoball stand offers soft and summery options sure to help you beat the heat. This local spot also offers catering, so you can take your favorite snow on the road!