Touro is almost a small city all by itself. With a strong community mindset, you won’t go five metres without getting a friendly nod from a passerby. Historical yet contemporary, this hub in the middle of Uptown New Orleans is a melting pot of food, art and music.
How do I get there?
Jump on the Streetcar and hop off at Magazine Street.
What’s the vibe?
Progressive and friendly, Touro has a texture that’s hard to capture with words. The best way is to see it, but we’ll paint you a picture. Think: sharp jazz bars existing alongside a thriving Jewish community, mixed with a splash of European elegance.
Who hangs out here?
Young professionals and older generations in equal measure who all share a belief in the local spirit.
What are the locals eating?
Oysters at Casamento’s, AKA, the “best” oysters in New Orleans with a healthy dose of Godfather vibes.
How do I spend an afternoon?
Flipping through the vinyl at Peaches Records and cruising around the local galleries before heading to a cocktail class at one of the many stellar bars in the area.
What’s my ultimate must do?
See the Jazz Fest Shabbat at Touro Synagogue. It’s only once a year, but if you’re there to witness the mix of Jewish faith and Blues soul, you will never forget it as long as you live.
Should I plan an evening here?
A bar crawl down Magazine St, will keep you entertained until the early hours. Make sure you stop at New Orleans’ cheapest, 24-hour dive bar, The Club Ms Mae’s.
Want even more?
Want even more New Orleans goodness? Check out our comprehensive guide to Bywater right here.