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Top Snowball Stands in New Orleans


Here's a list of the top snowball stands in New Orleans.  The cooling power of the fluffy, icy New Orleans snowball is almost magical.  Venture beyond your favorite neighborhood snowball stand and try one of these popular spots this summer.

Plum Street Snoballs

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This uptown snowball spot is known for using Chinese food take-out boxes to serve snowballs. It allows for bigger spoons of the sweet ice to reach your mouth. Nowadays, a plastic bag to hold the box is included to avoid leakage problems. And the shop also offers snowballs in plain old cups too.

I think this is my favorite New Orleans snowball shop. I really like the flavor of the wild cherry, the ice is perfect, and the take-out box container is fun, interesting and practical. I also love the old-fashioned screen doors and just the general atmosphere both inside and outside.

Located on the corner of a narrow neighborhood street, don't get confused because the address of Plum Street Snowballs is actually 1300 Burdette St.

Hansen's Sno-Blitz

Ernest Hansen created the first snowball machine, the Sno-Bliz, in the thirties.  It's on display at this snowball stand, which is still run by the Hansen family. It's an old-fashioned atmosphere, but it offers very innovative flavors and unusual toppings. You can put together a unique creation here. The sugarfree options are very limited but unusually unusual. 4801 Tchoupitoulas St.

SnoWizard Snoball Shoppe

This is the home base of SnoWizard flavors which even include trendy chai tea.  Uptown at 4001 Magazine Street.

Sal's Sno-Balls

Sitting on a log and sipping Sal's Sno-Balls has been a Metairie tradition for decades.  And it's open until 10:30 pm, so it draws customers craving later night sno-balls from across the metropolitan area.  1823 Metairie Road

Van's Snowballs

Van's Snowballs has been serving delicious treats in Algiers, the west bank of New Orleans, since the 1970's.

4811 General Meyer.

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