Best new retail store

»1. Trader Joe's

2949 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-0253; www.traderjoes.com

Three-buck Chuck and cheap flower arrangements and pumpkin Newton bars and English cucumbers and tarragon chicken sandwiches and tri-tip roasts and oatmeal cups and spicy peanut vinaigrette and Chicago cheese-caramel popcorn and bubbly water and French lemonade and lemon verbena soap and triple ginger snaps and dirt-cheap cereal and soy milk and buffalo mozzarella balls and bibimbap and grapefruit soda and 99-cent greeting cards and water crackers and raspberry shortbread cookies and pesto Cheddar cheese and turkey meatballs and frozen quiche and sticky orange chicken and sweet corn tamales and frozen fish and grilled asparagus and, well, that's about half our usual shopping list.

2. Home Malone

629 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8352; www.homemalonenola.com

3. Relish

600 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, (504) 309-3336; www.relishneworleans.com

 

Best New Orleans neighborhood grocery

»1. Rouses

Citywide; www.rouses.com

2. Langenstein's

1330 Arabella St., (504) 899-9283; www.langensteins.com

3. Robert Fresh Market

135 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 282-3428; 8115 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 488-0536; www.robertfreshmarket.com

 

Best Northshore neighborhood grocery

»1. Rouses

Citywide; www.rouses.com

2. Acquistapace's

125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-0593; 631 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 951-2501; www.acquistapace.com

3. Winn-Dixie

619 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-5578; 2100 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 132, Covington, (985) 893-1531; 4100 Highway 59, Mandeville, (985) 893-1968; 70431 Highway 21, Covington, (985) 871-1179; www.winn-dixie.com

 

Best Jefferson neighborhood grocery

»1. Dorignac's Food Center

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com

The time-warp charm of Dorignac's never gets old, from its Atomic Age sign overlooking Veterans Memorial Boulevard to the timeless feel inside. A recent spruce-up kept all the elements that make Dorignac's what it is: a huge bakery counter with New Orleans favorites; a butcher section with freshly cut meats; a deli with prepared treats (fresh pimiento dip!) and what seems like one bagger for each register. It's been in its current location catering to Jefferson and Orleans residents since 1963.

2. Rouses Market

Citywide; www.rouses.com

3. Langenstein's

122 Sauve Road, River Ridge, (504) 739-1000; Old Metairie Village Shopping Center, 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; www.langensteins.com

 

Best antiques store

»1. M.S. Rau Antiques

630 Royal St., (888) 711-8084; www.rauantiques.com

2. Dop Antiques

300 Jefferson Highway, Building 1, (504) 373-5132; www.dopantiques.com

3. Renaissance Interiors

2727 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-3320; www.yourrenaissance.com

 

Best bakery

»1. Haydel's Bakery

4037 Jefferson Highway, (504) 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com

2. La Boulangerie

4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777; www.laboulangerienola.com

3. Gracious Bakery

1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, (504) 301-3709, ext. 1; 2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 301-9949; 7220 Earhart Blvd., www.graciousbakery.com

 

Best barbershop

»1. Aidan Gill For Men

550 Fulton St., (504) 566-4903; 2026 Magazine St., (504) 587-9090; www.aidangillformen.com

2. Modern Men Barbershop

7701 Hampson St., (504) 309-7103; www.modernmenbarbershop.com

3. The Parker Barber

600 Carondelet St., Suite 150, (504) 679-0990; www.parkerbarber.com

 

Best bicycle shop

»1. Bayou Bicycles

3530 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1946; www.bayoubicycles.com

2. GNO Cyclery

1426 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-0023; www.facebook.com/gnocyclery

3. Mike the Bike Guy

4411 Magazine St., (504) 899-1344; www.mikethebikeguy.com

 

Best consignment shop

»1. Swap

5530A Magazine St., (504) 324-8143; 7716 Maple St., (504) 304-6025; www.swapboutique.com

2. Buffalo Exchange

4119 Magazine St., (504) 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com

3. Prima Donna's Closet

927 Royal St., (504) 875-4437; 1206 St. Charles Ave., (504) 522-3327; www.primadonnascloset.com

 

Best costume store

»1. Uptown Costume and Dancewear

4326 Magazine St., (504) 895-7969; www.facebook.com/uptowncostumeanddancewear

2. Southern Costume Company NOLA

951 Lafayette St., (504) 523-4333; www.sccnola.com

3. Funky Monkey

3127 Magazine St., (504) 899-5587; www.funkymonkeynola.com

 

Best day spa

»1. The Woodhouse Day Spa

796 E. I-10 Service Road, Slidell, (985) 641-7772; 4030 Canal St., (504) 482-6652; www.woodhousespas.com

2. Earthsavers

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., (504) 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com

3. Belladonna Day Spa

2900 Magazine St., (504) 891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com

 

Best dry cleaner

»1. Liberto Cleaners

4814 Prytania St., (504) 897-2161; www.libertocleaners.com

2. Young's Dry Cleaning

905 Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0931; 6223 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 866-5371; www.youngsdrycleaning.com

TIE 3. DeLuxe Dry Cleaners

5325 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-7733; www.deluxecleanersnola.com

TIE 3. One Cleaners

5038 W. Esplanade Ave., (504) 455-5705; www.onecleaners.com

 

Best florist

»1. Villere's Florist

750 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-3716; 1415 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 809-9101; www.villeresflowers.com

2. Federico's Family Florist

815 Focis St., Metairie, (504) 837-6400

3. NOLA Flora

4536 Magazine St., (504) 891-3333; www.nolaflora.com

 

Best garden store

»1. Perino's Home & Garden Center

3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-7888; www.perinos.com

2. Urban Roots

1835 Canal St., (504) 570-6400; 2375 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 522-4949; www.urbanrootsnola.com

3. The Plant Gallery

9401 Airline Highway, (504) 488-8887; www.theplantgallery.com

 

Best hair salon

»1. Paris Parker

The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second level, (504) 568-1124; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 846-5256; 4900 Highway 22, Mandeville, (985) 845-4404; 4900 Prytania St., (504) 891-8874; 5434 Magazine St., (504) 891-1012; www.parisparker.com

2. H2O Salon and Spa

441 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-4377; www.h2osalon-spa.com

3. The Parlour

5243 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 518-5640; www.theparlournola.com

 

Best health club/fitness studio

»1. Ochsner Fitness Center

Heritage Plaza, 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 475, Metairie, (504) 832-1600; 200 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 112, Kenner, (504) 739-1600; One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 1300, (504) 588-1600; Elmwood Plaza Shopping Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, (504) 733-1600; www.ochsnerfitness.com

2. Barre 3

5235 Magazine St., (504) 301-3082; www.barre3.com

3. New Orleans Athletic Club

222 N. Rampart St., (504) 525-2375; www.neworleansathleticlub.com

 

Best hospital

»1. Ochsner Health System

Citywide; www.ochsner.org

2. Touro Infirmary

1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-7011; www.touro.com

3. East Jefferson General Hospital

4200 Houma Blvd., (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org

 

Best hotel

»1. The Roosevelt New Orleans

130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com

2. Ace Hotel New Orleans

600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180; www.acehotel.com/neworleans

3. Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com

 

Best liquor store

»1. Martin Wine Cellar

714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; www.martinwinecellar.com

2. Elio's Wine Warehouse

6205 Miro St., (504) 866-1852; www.elioswinewarehouse.com

3. Dorignac's Food Center

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com

 

Best locally owned bookstore

»1. Octavia Books

513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323; www.octaviabooks.com

2. Maple Street Book Shop

7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com

3. Garden District Book Shop

The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop.com

 

Best local shop to buy lingerie

»1. Trashy Diva Lingerie Boutique

712 Royal St., (504) 522-8861; 2044 Magazine St., (504) 522-5686; www.trashydiva.com

2. Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie

1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-9521; 5513 Magazine St., (504) 894-1000; www.basicsunderneath.com

3. Bonjour Lingerie

4214 Magazine St., (504) 309-8014; www.bonjourlingerie.com

 

Best locally owned children's store

»1. Pippen Lane

2930 Magazine St., (504) 269-0106; www.pippenlane.com

2. Le Jouet

1700 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 837-0533; www.lejouet.com

3. Little Miss Muffin Children & Home

244 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-6321; 766 Harrison Ave., (504) 482-8200; 3307 Severn Ave., (504) 455-1444; www.shoplittlemissmuffin.com

 

Best locally owned jewelry store

»1. Mignon Faget

The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., first level, (504) 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., (504) 891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com

2. Aucoin Hart Jewelers

1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9999; www.aucoinhart.com

3. Symmetry

8138 Hampson St., (504) 861-9925; www.symmetryjewelers.com

 

Best locally owned men's clothing store

»1. Perlis Clothing

Jax Brewery, 600 Decatur St., Suite 102, (504) 523-6681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 6, Mandeville, (985) 674-1711; 6070 Magazine St., (504) 895-8661; www.perlis.com

2. Rubensteins

102 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6666; www.rubensteinsneworleans.com

3. Jeff's Haberdashery

3321 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5207; 4100 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Algiers, (504) 393-7074; www.jeffshaberdashery.com

 

Best locally owned music store

»1. Peaches Records

4318 Magazine St., (504) 282-3322; www.peachesrecordsandtapes.com

2. Louisiana Music Factory

421 Frenchmen St., (504) 586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com

3. Mushroom New Orleans

1037 Broadway St., (504) 866-6065; www.mushroomneworleans.com

 

Best locally owned shoe store

»1. Feet First

526 Royal St., (504) 569-0005; 4122 Magazine St., (504) 899-6800; www.feetfirststores.com

2. Haase's Shoe Store

8119 Oak St., (504) 866-9944; www.haases.com

TIE 3. Trashy Diva Shoe Boutique

2050 Magazine St., (504) 265-0973; www.trashydiva.com

TIE 3. The Good Feet Store

539 Bienville St., (504) 875-2929; 2109 Magazine St., (504) 309-7702; 3000 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-7080; www.orleansshoes.com

 

Best locally owned bridal shop

»1. Town & Country

1514 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7027; www.townandcountrybridal.com

Bride meltdowns and frustrated mothers of the bride make for lively reality TV but are not what you want for your own wedding gown shopping experience. Mandy Schexnaydre Wienhusen, who owns and operates this Garden District bridal salon, helps brides say yes to the dress with personalized service — each bride is assigned a stylist and has a private viewing area — to keep the experience positive and help find the best sartorial match for each bride's personality, body shape, wedding venue, budget and personal aesthetic. The shop also sells accessories, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses and mother-of-the-bride attire. Designers include Paloma Blanca, Lazaro, Martina Liana (pictured), Badgley Mischka, Pronovias, Alvina Valenta, Stella York and more.

2. Wedding Belles

3632 Magazine St., (504) 891-1005; www.weddingbellesnola.com

3. Pearl's Place Bridal

3114 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-9213; www.pearlsplace.com

 

Best pet boarding/ day care business

»1. Camp Bow Wow

2731 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-3647; 3301 Conti St., (504) 309-9939; 14279 Highway 1085, Covington, (985) 892-9362; www.campbowwow.com

Need to be away from your pup for hours — or days — and don't want your canine to be kenneled for long periods? Gambit readers recommend Camp Bow Wow, a dog day care, boarding and grooming business with indoor and outdoor play yards for socializing, live web cams so pet owners can check on their dogs in real time 24 hours a day, a staff trained in dog CPR and other emergency measures, sleeping cots covered in fleece and individual attention from staff.

2. Zeus' Place

4601 Freret St., (504) 304-4718; www.zeusplace.com

3. Canine Connection

4920 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 218-4098; www.canineconnectionnola.com

 

Best locally owned pharmacy

»1. Majoria Drugs

888 Terry Parkway, Terrytown, (504) 392-1551; 2564 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 340-3592, www.majoria.com; 1805 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7211; www.majoriadiscountdrugs.com

TIE 2. Castellon Discount Pharmacy

8232 Oak St., (504) 866-3784; www.castellonrx.com

TIE 2. NOLA Discount Pharmacy

1107 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-6060; 4305 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 888-9411; www.nolapharmacy.com

3. Charbonnet Family Pharmacy

7211 Regent St., (504) 309-2449; www.charbonnetpharmacy.com

 

Best place to buy a gift

»1. Fleurty Girl

Citywide; www.fleurtygirl.net

A glut of T-shirts declaring NOLA pride burst on the scene in a post-Katrina surge of love for the Crescent City, but few have had the staying power of those designed by Fleurty Girl. After Storyville folded early this year, Fleurty Girl bought its catalog of designs, swelling its own sartorial portfolio. But the five retail shops — soon to be seven with the opening of two stores: one in Lakeside Shopping Center in time for the holidays and one in the Louis Armstrong International Airport expansion in 2019 — sell so much more than clothing. From a "Big Freedia in my Pocket" ("you already knooooow") to beignet-flavored lip balm and ghost repellent candles, the boutiques have nearly every New Orleans-themed gift you can dream of — including socks by New Orleans-based Bonfolk Collective and a streetcar-shaped chew toy for the pups.

2. Little Miss Muffin

244 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-6321; 766 Harrison Ave., (504) 482-8200; 3307 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-1444; www.shoplittlemissmuffin.com

3. Hazelnut New Orleans

5525 Magazine St., (504) 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com

 

Best place to buy furniture

»1. Hurwitz Mintz

1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 378-1000; www.hurwitzmintz.com

2. Doerr Furniture

914 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0606; www.doerrfurniture.com

3. Nadeau

2728 Magazine St., (504) 891-1356; www.furniturewithasoul.com/neworleans

 

Best locally owned sportswear store

»1. Massey's

509 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 648-0292; 816 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 809-7544; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters.com

2. Varsity Sports

115 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, (504) 218-4445; 2021 Claiborne St., Mandeville, (985) 624-8200; 3450 Magazine St., (504) 899-4144; www.varsityrunning.com

3. tasc Performance

3913 Magazine St., (504) 304-5030; www.tascperformance.com

 

Best locally owned women's boutique

»1. Trashy Diva Clothing Boutique

537 Royal St., (504) 522-4233; 2048 Magazine St., (504) 299-8777; www.trashydiva.com

2. Blink Boutique

3260 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 883-8054; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2820; 5414 Magazine St., (504) 899-4970; 70360 Highway 21, Covington, (985) 893-0003; www.shopblinkboutique.com

3. Maiya Boutique

3000 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-8745; www.facebook.com/maiyaboutique

 

Best place to buy wine

»1. Martin Wine Cellar

714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411; www.martinwinecellar.com

2. Dorignac's Food Center

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com

3. Rouses

Citywide; www.rouses.com

 

Best sweet shop

»1. Sucre

622 Conti St., (504) 267-7098; 3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2227; www.shopsucre.com

Most confections from Sucre seem too pretty to eat (well, almost): There are delicate macarons in celadon, lavender and canary yellow; house-made pink marshmallows dusted with a faint glitter; exquisite molded chocolates in droll flavors such as "magnolia" (pecan ganache in dark chocolate with candied pecans) and peanut butter and jelly. There also are decadent cupcakes, pastries such as tiramisu and extra-dark hot chocolate for grown-ups. Pre-packed boxes of chocolates and macarons make nice hostess gifts, and the store ships nationwide, including its ornately decorated king cakes during Carnival. A few scoops of rich gelato in ever-more creative flavors (coconut basil, white peach Bellini) will tide you over so you don't eat everything you bought on the way home.

2. Angelo Brocato

214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com

3. Creole Creamery

4924 Prytania St., (504) 894-8680; www.creolecreamery.com

 

Best place to buy local T-shirt designs

»1. Dirty Coast

713 Royal St., (504) 324-6730; 5631 Magazine St., (504) 324-3745; www.dirtycoast.com

2. Fleurty Girl

632 St. Peter St., (504) 304-5529; 923 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 827-1423; 2885 Highway 190, Suite C, Mandeville, (985) 778-0341; 3117 Magazine St., (504) 301-2557; Lakeside Plaza, 3313 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-1433; www.fleurtygirl.net

3. Defend New Orleans

600 Carondelet St., Suite 140, (504) 324-7463; 1101 First St., (504) 941-7010; 1113 St. Mary St., (504) 484-9830; www.defendneworleans.com

 

Best place to get a manicure/pedicure

»1. Earthsavers

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., (504) 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com

2. Cindy's Nails & Spa

1000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 304-3422

3. Essential Salon Nail Spa

5953 Mounes St., Harahan, (504) 733-3133; www.essentialsalonnailspa.com

 

Best place to get a massage

»1. Earthsavers

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., (504) 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com

2. The Woodhouse Day Spa

796 E. I-10 Service Road, Slidell, (985) 641-7772; 4030 Canal St., (504) 482-6652; www.woodhousespas.com

3. Belladonna Day Spa

2900 Magazine St., (504) 891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com

 

Best place to get waxed

»1. Waxing the City

1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite A, (504) 592-7424; 4121 Magazine St., (504) 899-1500; www.waxingthecity.com

2. Earthsavers

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., (504) 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com

3. European Wax Center

701 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 392-6652; 4525 Freret St., (504) 249-3055; www.waxcenter.com

 

Best smoke shop

»1. Herb Import Co.

711 St. Peter St., (504) 525-4372; 712 Adams St., (504) 861-4644; 5055 Canal St., (504) 488-4889; www.herbimport.com

2. Ra Shop

Citywide; www.rashop.us

3. Mushroom New Orleans

1037 Broadway St., (504) 866-6065; www.mushroomneworleans.com

 

Best real estate agent

»1. Katie Witry

The Witry Collective, Gardner Realtors, 1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 110, (504) 891-6400; www.witrycollective.com

2. Liz Tardo

Keller Williams Realty, 8601 Leake Ave., (504) 862-0100; www.lizstroebel.yourkwagent.com

3. Robert Ripley

Robert Ripley Realtors, (504) 949-5400; www.robertripleyrealtors.com

 

Best shopping mall

»1. Lakeside Shopping Center

3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8000; www.lakesideshopping.com

2. The Shops at Canal Place

333 Canal St., (504) 522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com

3. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

500 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 522-1555; www.riverwalkneworleans.com

 

Best store for vintage clothing

»1. Funky Monkey

3127 Magazine St., (504) 899-5587; www.funkymonkeynola.com

2. Buffalo Exchange

4119 Magazine St., (504) 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com

3. Miss Claudia's

4204 Magazine St., (504) 897-6310; www.missclaudias.com

 

Best thrift store

»1. Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana

Citywide; www.goodwillno.org

2. Red, White & Blue Thrift

605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 393-1072; 5728 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 733-8066; www.redwhiteandbluethriftstore.com

3. Bloomin' Deals

4645 Freret St., (504) 891-1289; www.bloomindeals.org

 

Best vape shop

»1. Crescent City Vape

497 Terry Parkway, Suite B, Terrytown, (504) 309-9295; 1224 St. Charles Ave., Suite B, (504) 267-7550; 4507 Magazine St., (504) 309-8134; www.crescentcityvape.com

2. Ra Shop

Citywide; www.rashop.us

3. Smoke Cignals

8135 Oleander St., (504) 298-3142; www.facebook.com/useliquid

 

Best veterinary/animal clinic

»1. Metairie Small Animal Hospital

101 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-4266; 734 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 830-4080; 4041 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-4400; 4525 Freret St., (504) 830-4095; 5040 W. Esplanade Ave., (504) 455-2345; www.msah.com

2. Magazine Street Animal Clinic

3458 Magazine St., (504) 891-4115; www.magazinestreetanimalclinic.com

3. Prytania Vet Hospital

4907 Prytania St., (504) 899-2828; www.prytaniavet.com

 

Best yoga studio

»1. Wild Lotus Yoga

New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 899-0047; 4842 Perrier St., (504) 899-0047; www.wildlotusyoga.com

2. Swan River Yoga

2940 Canal St., (504) 301-3134; 7011 St. Claude Ave., Suite 213, Arabi, (985) 240-9384; www.swanriveryoga.com

3. Free To Be Power Yoga

4609 Magazine St., (504) 407-0819; www.freetobepoweryoga.com

 

Best tattoo/piercing parlor

»1. Electric Ladyland

610 Frenchmen St., (504) 947-8286; www.electricladylandtattoo.com

Well before the tourist trade discovered Frenchmen Street, Electric Ladyland ("All Styles Vigorously Attacked") was giving New Orleanians the ink they need, be it flash or custom, traditional or modern, simple blackwork or wild color. The artists are all nice people with lots of experience, are happy to answer questions and will make sure your healing and follow-up is done right.

2. Downtown Tattoos

501 Frenchmen St., (504) 266-2211; www.downtowntattoosnola.com

3. Mid City Voodoux Tattoos

140 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 278-1465; www.voodoux.com


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