What to do in New Orleans: A Series Pt. 1 – Oak Street Stroll

In a city like New Orleans, Louisiana there are endless opportunities for adventure.  It can be almost overwhelming.  This is the beginning of a weekly series in which we here at Big Easy Magazine give suggestions on fun ways to spend a day, evening or afternoon in our beloved city.  So let’s begin!  It’s the weekend, or maybe just a weekday.  What should you do on an afternoon that you find you have free in New Orleans?

One activity that often gets overlooked, but is well worth your time is to take a stroll down Oak Street.  Only on Oak Street will you find some of the most authentic small, locally owned shops and a delicious variety of food in such a concentrated area.  From Rue de La Course on the first block, to Zotz on block two, Oak Street on the Riverbend offers delicious locally roasted coffee from shops with a great deal of history in the city.  From Chiba on block two, to Ninja a few more blocks away, you can get fantastic Japanese food any day.  If you’re looking for something more soulful, stop by Another New Orleans Café at the corner of Leonidas and Oak St. or Cowbell, just two blocks further.  Don’t forget to stop at Blue Cypress books for one of the most impressive collections of locally written books, as well as used books in the entire city.

Visit Oak Street for a stroll some afternoon soon.  You will not regret it!

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