It took nearly five years, but the decision makers at Fresh Market finally settled on and refurbished a location for their specialty grocery store on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The former home of Borders Books now serves as a food hub for an Garden District/Uptown area starved for choices.
The Fresh Market's new New Orleans location — Photo courtesy of Fresh Market
The new two story, 25,000 square foot location officially opened for business in July of 2012. It features free daily samples of coffee and gelato, a deli with seating area and plenty of room to park. Located right off the St. Charles Streetcar, the Fresh Market can be your go to spot for anything from groceries, lunch or a quick snack. Filling up a bag of their specialty candy and walking around the city can make for a great afternoon.
New Orleans and their visitors love libations. The Fresh Market urges guests to walk to the second level to peruse their depth of wine and liquor offerings (sometimes there are great deals to be found). The stairs to the second level feature some eye catching artwork that pulls from local culture (an elevator is also available for those who prefer a lift). From the top level, there is an overhang that allows you to look out over the store and strategize your plan of attack for the rest of your visit.