The New Orleans neighborhood, Black Pearl, also goes by the name of Uptown Triangle. It gets that nickname from being a triangular shaped area, sandwiched between St. Charles and the mighty Mississippi River. Mainly residential, and mixed with renters and owners, you can easily stroll to fine dining cuisine or a dive bar nearby. While they don’t have many businesses in their ‘hood, these are a couple that are sure to please.
Singleton’s Mini Mart is an essential neighborhood stop, tucked away on a sleepy corner in Black Pearl. Singleton’s is representative of the New Orleans corner store: family run featuring a small grocery section, plenty of snacks and drinks, and notably, a hot lunch counter. With a TV and seating inside to catch a game, their menu serves up fried chicken, generous seafood platters and po-boys, as well as your favorite Vietnamese fare, from eggrolls to vermicelli plates. This is a quick go-to spot to stock up for your pre-game. Swing by on Saturdays and grab some homemade pho and pork springrolls on special.
Every Tuesday, Crescent City Farmer’s Market drops in at Tulane University Square (formally Uptown Square), attracting vendors from across Louisiana and as far away as Mississippi to sell their goods, bringing the best the South has to offer. Suppliers bring in seasonal produce and herbs from their farms, the freshest seafood from the Gulf, artisan baked goods, and other homemade gourmet treats. Supplying some of the finest restaurants in the city, the vendors of Crescent City Farmer’s Market take pride in providing fresh, local foods for the community. Every month the Market features a different restaurant or food truck serving breakfast and lunch, so grab some fresh salsa from Del Fuego Taqueria, or an arepa or two from La Cocinita food truck while you shop!