So you are coming to New Orleans and you want to explore "the other side" of the river? Welcome to Algiers Point! We are the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, and here you can find the headquarters of Beatrixbell Handcrafted Jewelry. But don't just visit us, check out some of our favorite things to do in Algiers Point.
Take the Canal Street ferry to Algiers Point. It is a pedestrian ferry and costs $2. Bring exact change or download the RTA app. Although the ferry is a necessity for locals and tourists, it's also a very fun experience!
Eating in Algiers Point
We have three favorite places to eat in Algiers Point. I would suggest breakfast or brunch at Toute Suite. It is super cute on the inside and the food is excellent. The owner is one of the hardest working boss ladies I've ever met. You will not be disappointed.
For lunch, definitely check out Barracuda. It is a taco stand located in an old Gulf Gas Station. They have amazing food and margaritas. The seating is outdoors.
For dinner, Tavolino Pizza and Lounge is also a great place to go, not only for the amazing pizza but also a great wine selection and some fancy cocktails.
For a nightcap we like the Crown & Anchor. The inside is pretty cool, and you will feel like you've been transported to a pub in England. There is also outside seating and a back patio.
Shopping in Algiers Point
There are two gift shop / artist studios in Algiers Point. Of course come visit me, but you definitely don't want to miss Rosetree Blown Glass Studio. It is located in an old movie theatre, and Mark Rosenbaum's work is pretty famous.
The Mississippi River
Lastly, one of my favorite things about Algiers Point is the sunset! Take a walk on the paved levee and you can see the beautiful sunset right behind St. Louis Cathedral. We have the best views over on this side! If the river is not too high, you can go down to the batture and find driftwood, river rocks and watch the giant ships coming and going. There is a ramp to the levee right by my shop :)
Photo Credits: Chase This Light Photography