The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowballs – Episode #62
Book cover of Crescent City Snow, the Ultimate Guide to Snowballs Stands by Megan Braden-Perry

Crescent City Snow, the Ultimate Guide to Snowballs Stands by Megan Braden-Perry

The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowballs

In today’s episode, we visit with author and snowball aficionado Megan Braden-Perry. Her book, Crescent City Snow, the Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowball Stands is our roadmap as we explore snowball stands across New Orleans. Learn about what to expect and what to order – from unique flavors to the snowball combo meal, and more!

  • Do you know the difference between a snow cone and a snowball?
  • Ever hear of a stuffed snowball?
  • Want to know where to get terrific seafood and an awesome snowball, in one stop?

By the end of this episode, you’ll want to hop in the car and wander from place to place. Below, you’ll see a list of places we discussed, but if you want to be an insider, purchase a copy of Megan’s book and keep it with you at all times!

This is a fun discussion. If you are listening in New Orleans, you’ll have some great new places to try. If you’re planning a visit, you’re sure to find a snowball stand close to where you’ll be staying. And if you are living vicariously through us, you’ll enjoy the stories and learning about the varieties of snowballs and other treats available at these iconic New Orleans stands.


New Orleans Snowballs – Places to Visit

Here are a list of places we discussed on the podcast. To get the complete details, purchase Megan’s book. It is the sweetest $15 you’ll ever spend 🙂


  • Pontilly Sno – Christian place, indoor and outdoor seating
  • Brother Martin – nachos, Frito pie

New Orleans East

  • Rodney’s – gummy bears in snowballs
  • Brain Freeze – right next to Castnet, the seafood place


  • Ike’s – good snow, new flavors, boudin, outside seating
  • Pandora’s

7th Ward/Downtown

  • Big Chief Snowballs – no frills, pink building
  • Downtown 504 Snoballs (Broad Street)
  • Baby’s Snack Box – snowballs, yakamein

Jazz Fest

  • Plum Street
  • Cee-Cee’s SnoBalls

Warehouse District/CBD

  • Imperial Woodpecker   Sno-Balls (at Spanish Plaza)


  • Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
  • Plum Street Snoballs
  • Sno-La Snoball Lounge
  • Sno-Wizard


  • Casey’s Snowballs
  • Sal’s Sno-Balls
  • Ro-Bear’s
  • Mr. Frank’s Snoballs

West Bank

  • Van’s Snoballs
  • ABear’s Snoball Stand
  • Buck’s Sno-Wiz
  • Scuba Steve’s
  • Snow World Sno-balls


  • Mom & Pops Snowballs and Hot Tamales
  • River Breez Sno Balls
  • Goody’s Sno-Balls


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Lagniappe, part II – email a copy of your reservation to and I’ll send you my pdf guide of what to eat, see and do in the Warehouse District, including how to get to Hansen’s Sno-Bliz!

Follow Megan Braden-Perry

As you heard on the podcast, Megan is both knowledgeable and funny. Be sure to follow @CrescentCitySnow on Instagram for lots of snowball pictures. Don’t forget about the snowball hotline, too! (504-51SNO4U or 504-517-6648)

You can find Megan’s book, Crescent City Snow, the Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowball Stands on Amazon, and at Garden District Book Shop and Octavia Books. If you’ve visiting New Orleans, one or both of those bookstores should be on places to stop anyway!

Thank You

Thanks to Megan for spending an afternoon talking snowballs with me! A special thanks to Susan (@nolamaven on Instagram and Twitter) for making the introduction. Susan is a must follow on the Instagrams and the Twitters if you love New Orleans.

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