The average temperature for June in New Orleans is 90. With humidity levels soaring in the summer, some people might be tempted to crank the AC and stay inside. But never fear! There are ways to beat the heat: going to the pool, catching the breeze by the Mississippi, or my personal favorite- snoballs!
There is much debate about where the best snoballs can be had. Every neighborhood has their own stand, and there are definitely some city favorites. Here’s a list of some of the coolest snoballs in town.
1. Plum Street Snoballs
Located conveniently close to campus at 1300 Burdette St, right on the corner of Burdette and Plum, Plum Street is a favorite among Loyola Students. The stand opened in 1945, making it the oldest one in the city. Their hours of operation are Sunday-Friday 2-8pm & Saturday 12-8pm. They also have a new Metairie location for everyone living outside of the city! Be sure to try their “Pink Lemonade” flavor- its my favorite!
2. Hanson’s Sno-bliz
Hanson’s is a true New Orleans landmark. Founded in 1939 by the Hanson family, the business is still family owned and operated. It’s easy to get to, located at 4801 Tchoupitoulas St. right on the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Bordeaux. In the summer, the lines get long, but the wait is worth it! All their flavors are made in house. Be sure you try a cream flavor or the condensed milk as a topping!
Check out their website here!
3. Pandora’s Snoballs
This snoball stand is located in the Bayou St John neighborhood at 901 N Carrollton Ave. While it’s a bit of a trek, the streetcar will take you pretty close and it’s even a nice bike ride if you’re in the mood! They don’t have much of a presence on the web, but that just points to their home-grown attitude. Try the wedding cake flavor- its divine.
These are three of my favorite snoball stands- what are your favorites?