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Pythian Market

A vibrant urban food collective offering a variety of cuisines from local chefs and vendors in a historic building.

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Still not sure where to get King Cake? After all these suggestions? That’s ok - Pythian Market is the self-declared King Cake hub of Downtown New Orleans (Not to be confused with King Cake Hub - who also has a variety of King Cakes in the French Quarter & Mid City). Pythian is one of my favorite work-spots in the city to grab a bite, enjoy the bar, and do some work from home tasks. While you’re there, check out one of their five varieties of King Cake from famous bakeries all over the city.

kaylee 2 years ago

Pythian Market is my favorite food hall in New Orleans, and is conveniently located about a fifteen minute walk from the Spanish Plaza. They have almost ten different rotating food vendors, a full bar, and plenty of work space for those who need a moment to document their time in New Orleans. Last time I visited I enjoyed a Poke Bowl from Kai, and resident eatery 14 Parishes arguably serves some of the best Caribbean dishes in the city.

kaylee 2 years ago

The Black Travel Alliance mixer at Wanderfest!

blacktravelalliance 2 years ago

See ya soon! ✈

wanderwomxntravels 2 years ago

Pythian Market Guides

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    kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini)
    I am lucky to live in the heart of New Orleans surrounded by nightlife, culture, and of course - food. This year, Wanderfest is welcoming thousands of female travelers to New Orleans to explore the city and meet up with like minded expats. I’m a major foodie, and have plenty of restaurant recommendations to share within walking distance of the festival hub. Check out some of my top picks ranging from quaint brunch spots to extravagant dinner experiences.
  • The 15 Best Places for King Cake in & Around New Orleans

    kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini)
    I love everything about Carnival season in New Orleans - the parades, decor, and overall joviality of the city always manages to brighten the winter down here. Best of all, it’s King Cake season! Although you technically can find King Cake at all times in New Orleans, the period between the Catholic Holidays of Epiphany and Ash Wednesday is when it’s socially acceptable to eat this decadent brioche. A traditional King Cake is a ring shaped dough formed to mimic the shape of a crown in honor of the Three Kings of Epiphany. The cake is then adorned in glaze and purple, green, and gold sugar. A plastic baby figurine is also embedded into the cake, and if you end up getting the slice with it you must buy the next King Cake. Each year, my friends and I go on a mission to find the best King Cakes in the city - here are some of my favorites.