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Imperial Woodpecker Sno Balls

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Excellent service and sno balls

We walked to Magazine Street after a Garden District tour. We enjoyed lunch and then walked further... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
Super Yumtasticness!!!!

I had my first sno ball from New Orleans last week and let me tell you that it was heaven in a... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
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Aug 6, 2018
“Excellent service and sno balls”
Apr 18, 2018
“Dry Middle ”
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1 Poydras St, Spanish Plaza at Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
Central Business District
+1 251-366-7777
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We walked to Magazine Street after a Garden District tour. We enjoyed lunch and then walked further to Imperial Woodpecker Sno Balls. This was our first time trying this traditional New Orleans treat. We had the Chicory Coffee Cream and Nectar Cream. The employee was...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been about 4 times and 3 of the 4 times I had no juice in the middle of the snowball and every time I ask for more juice they flood the cup.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I had my first sno ball from New Orleans last week and let me tell you that it was heaven in a cup!!!! I got cherry and my friend got Wedding Cake with condensed milk. My thoughts were condensed milk on a sno ball? I...More

1  Thank pghcutie72
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We were visiting New Orleans mid-August and this was a must visit! It was so cool and refreshing on a hot summer's day! We tried snowballs again in the French Market, and Imperial Woodpecker's were way better!

1  Thank mskackerman
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Great sno balls (or snow cones is what I grew up knowing them as)! Great variety of flavors including some unique ones with basil or jalapeño! Great prices!

Thank Vfisk1
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Great hot summer day great for something cold delicious. First visit to imperial located in Uptown New Orleans on Magazine street. No parking available. Park and walk or perhaps double park in which I don't recommend. Prices are great for their product. Great kind service....More

1  Thank K. T
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while hanging out at the Spanish Plaza at the Riverwalk Marketplace. There was no line up and two people working. It took a long time to get their attention, for them to make correct change and to get the sno balls made....More

Thank lionlooksright
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

I came here after doing a lot of research on snoballs, and was not disappointed! I ordered a small Sweet Lou's Nectar Cream, and it was delicious and perfectly creamy. They are not stingy with servings either! It was everything I expected plus more from...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The flavor I selected were not good. I will try it again but stick to the flavors I'm a custom to. I recommend individuals to give it a try. Everyone taste buds are different.

Thank JenniferLab24
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I've never had Hansen's and I'm just fine with that. I've been here twice in May and June. May--I found this stand on my way to the Riverwalk Mall, At the time they only took cash, I did have enough cash to get 1. I...More

Thank La' Toya S
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away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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