Carlos & Mayu

    Things To Do

Things To Do

The Wedding Website of Mayu Takeda and Carlos Stich
We're excited to share some of our favorite places and hidden gems with you! You can see a more complete list at this link although we can't guarantee it's totally up to date (please check to make sure it's open before you go): https://mayu.fyi/newOrleansThingsToDo
Trilly Cheesesteaks

Trilly Cheesesteaks

3735 Ulloa Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

I'm a little biased since Carlos helps manage this place, but they truly have some of the best food and a great selection of vegan options. They have a beautiful outdoor patio where we seriously considered having the wedding (it just wasn't quite big enough).

Sun April 21: Ole & Nu Style Fellas Second Line Parade / West Bank Super Sunday

Two separate events happening the Sunday after the wedding! One is a second line with music, floats, and dancing on the East Bank. The other is a Super Sunday with Mardi Gras Indians on the West Bank. Keep an eye on the link for details as we approach the date!

Congo Square Drum Circle on Sunday afternoon (3-6pm)

701 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

"In the southern corner of Armstrong Park is Congo Square, an open space where the enslaved and free people of color gathered throughout the 19th century for meetings, open markets, and the African dance and drumming celebrations that played a substantial role in the development of jazz." Not a lot of tourists know about it, but every Sunday there is a drum circle at Congo Square which sometimes has an accompanying event tied to New Orleans culture or a local political cause. Definitely worth a stop before or after wandering into the French Quarter.

Preservation Hall

726 Saint Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116

"A historic music venue in the French Quarter working to protect, preserve, and perpetuate the spirit of traditional New Orleans jazz." It used to be cash at the door, but looks like they want you to buy tickets in advance on their website (link below). Definitely worth it if you've never been!

Pagoda Café

1430 North Dorgenois Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

A local spot with some of the best breakfast tacos and iced coffee. Also good: Hey Cafe, French Truck, and other local coffee shops.

Liuzza's by the Track

1518 North Lopez Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

Liuzza's by the Track is one of the best cajun restaurants in town (not to be confused with Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar, an Italian restaurant). Their barbecue shrimp is something Mayu dreams about.

Sweet Soulfood

1025 North Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

Really good vegan soulfood. You should go here if your vegan or not.

1000 Figs

3141 Ponce De Leon Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

Solid mediterranean food at nice prices.

Jamboree Jams

2352 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117

Very cute pastry/jam spot which turns into Bar Pomona at night.

Creole Creamery

6260 Vicksburg Street, New Orleans, LA 70124

Very delicious ice cream parlor with multiple locations. Mayu's favorite flavor is the lavender honey. Also good: Parish Parlor, Lucy Boone Ice Cream, Angelo Brocato.