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Harrison Avenue

Relish suburban charm inside the city limits

Nestled between Canal Boulevard and City Park, the Lakeview neighborhood comes to life on Harrison Avenue. With restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, and more, Harrison Avenue has become the center of the Lakeview community and a place for everyone to gather.

Rebecca Todd

Spend your afternoon perusing through Harrison Avenue’s eclectic businesses. Grab a coffee and a pastry at NOLA Beans, or an ice cream cone from Creole Creamery. You’ll feel like a local as the baristas quickly learn your name and engage you about your day. Shop for a gift at Little Miss Muffin or a new outfit at Angelique Clothing. From wine to sake to margaritas, you’re sure to enjoy a great cocktail with your meal at one of the exciting restaurants lining the street. Or swing by Parlay's for a drink at the longest bar in Orleans parish and a favorite local watering hole.

Rebecca Todd
Harrison Avenue

Harrison Avenue Marketplace

On the second Wednesday of the month, business and craft vendors gather at the Lakeview Grocery parking lot to show off what the neighborhood has to offer. More than 70 local vendors offer delicious food, handmade crafts, unique gifts, local artwork, service information and more. The event is enjoyable for children and adults with live music activities for all ages.  The market is at 801 Harrison Avenue and runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Getting There

Harrison Avenue neighbors City Park and the Lakefront. The area is easily accessible by car, with plenty of street parking available. It is a 15-minute drive from downtown.