We will be in New Orleans next month and I would like to buy some fun things like spices, hot sauces, and other things to take home to cook with or give as gifts to people - so I am looking for suggestions about where to go to buy these things.
Last time we were in New Orleans, I saw a lot of things in tourist shops in the French Quarter, but I figured that a stores not aimed at tourists would probably be the way to go.
We will be staying at a hotel in the French Quarter for several nights - have plans to head uptown one day and explore the Fauburg Marigny neighborhood another day, we will be going to Audubon Park as well. Then we will pick up a car and head up through plantation country and then over to the New Iberia area for a couple more days before heading home. So any recommendations that are convinient to our general plan would be great.