Enjoying an iced treat and some people watching is a great way to spend part of an afternoon.

The alligators on the corner of Campbell and Wall streets are a tribute to the crescent city, and the Cajun inspiration behind Bayou Snowballs.  The shop, a venture opened by Buchanan’s Crystal Ware, offers shaved ice, a flavored treat popular in New Orleans.
Bayou snowballs come in about 36 different flavors at a time, including seasonal and special flavors—24 regular and 12 cream flavors.
“The City Market Building fits the vision of what I wanted for this business,” said Ware. After opening in November 2011, the unseasonably warm weather has been a boon. “Our biggest days so far have been the Dickens of a Christmas celebrations,” she said. “We served holiday peppermint snowballs. And kids love a Bayou snowball no matter what the season.”

With plenty of outdoor seating at a prime people-watching location, Bayou Snowballs is a great place to spend a few minutes. So take a break and treat yourself today.