June 30, 2020

We asked, and you answered – with over 25,000 votes! Here are your choices for the best of ‘all things family’ in New Orleans and beyond! Congratulations to all of the winners! 


Birthday Party Entertainer 


WINNER – NOLA Pixie Dust 
504.457.1608, pixiedustnola.com
 

(2) When You Wish Entertainment
504.208.4376, whenyouwishentertainment.com

(3) Petite Princess Company 
225.347.1981, petiteprincesscompany.com  

Indoor Party Venue 


WINNER – La Petite Palace
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Suite 3, Metairie, 504.457.1608, lapetitepalacenola.com

(2) Glitter and Glitz Kids Spa
601 Behrman Highway, Suite 7, Gretna, 504.701.5268, glitternglitzkids.com

(3) NOLA Kidsground
5700 Citrus Blvd., Elmwood, 504.354.9528, nolakidsground.com 

Outdoor Party Venue 

WINNER – New Orleans City Park 
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, 504.482.4888, neworleanscitypark.com

(2) Audubon Park 
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504.861.2537, audubonnatureinstitute.org/audubon-park

(3) Carousel at Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504.838.4389, lafrenierepark.org

Party Rentals 


WINNER – Say It
With A Sign Louisiana
504.487.7574, sayitwithasignla.com

(2) Decor On A Dime
504.338.7780, decoronadime-nola.com

(3) Perrier Party Rentals
109 Industrial Ave., New Orleans, 504.834.8570, perrierpartyrentals.com 



Bakery 

WINNER – Haydel’s Bakery 
4037 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, 504.837.0190, haydelbakery.com

(2) La Boulangerie
4600 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504.269.3777, laboulangerienola.com

(3) Gracious Bakery
Multiple locations, 504.301.3709, graciousbakery.com 

Farmers’ Market 

WINNER – Crescent City Farmers Market
Locations vary by day, 504.861.4488, crescentcityfarmersmarket.org

(2) Covington Farmers Market 
Locations vary by day, 985.892.1873, covingtonfarmersmarket.org/index.shtm

Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop

WINNER – The Creole Creamery
Multiple locations, creolecreamery.com 

(2) Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt 
Multiple locations, tfyogurt.com

(3) Sweet Handkraft
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504.516.2915, sweethandkraft.com 

Snoball Stand

WINNER – Sal’s Sno-Balls
1823 Metairie Ave., Metairie, 504.666.1823

(2) Hansen’s Sno-Bliz
4801 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, 504.891.9788, snobliz.com

(3) Plum Street Snowballs
1300 Burdette St., New Orleans, 504.866.7996, plumstreetsnoball.com 



Summer Day Camp 


WINNER – Mount Carmel Academy Summer Camp
7027 Milne Bllvd., New Orleans, 504.288.7626, mcacubs.com

(2) New Orleans JCC 
Multiple locations, nojcc.org

(3) Country Day Creative Arts
300 Park Road, Metairie, 504.849.3188, countrydaycreativearts.com 

Summer Speciality Camp 

WINNER – Crane Rehab Center’s Speech-N-Motion Camp
8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, New Orleans, 504.866.6990, cranerehabpediatrics.com/speech-n-motion

(2) Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (LAAPA) Camp
Multiple locations, laapa.com

(3) Therapeutic Learning Center Summer Program
Multiple locations, 504.565.7300, tlcnola.com 

School-Break Camps

WINNER – Adventure Quest Laser Tag
1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1106, Elmwood, 504.207.4444, lasertagnola.com

(2) New Orleans JCC 
Multiple locations, nojcc.org

(3) Kidcam Camps
Multiple locations, 877.454.3226, kidcamcamp.com

Dance Studio

WINNER – Cindy Ory Dance Studio
9029 Jefferson Highway, Suite F, River Ridge, 504.737.3345, orydance.com

(2) Dancer’s Pointe
Multiple locations, dancers-pointe.com

(3) Metropolitan Dance Theatre of New Orleans (MDT)
300 Park Road, Metairie, 504.481.5402, mdtdance.com 

Gymnastics/Cheerleading Studio

WINNER – All Star Gymnastics
2073 Bonn St., Harvey, 504.328.3838, allstargymnola.com

(2) Elmwood Gymnastics Academy
700 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite C, Harahan, 504.733.4496, elmwoodfitness.com

(3) Empire Gymnastics Academy
4925 Jefferson Highway, Suite G, New Orleans, 504.734.0644, empiregymnastics.net 

Martial Arts Studio

WINNER – New Orleans Shotokan Academy (NOSA)
3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans, 504.432.8667, nosakarate.com

(2) Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Metairie
3828 Veterans Blvd., Suite E, Metairie, 504.455,9699, tigerrockmetairie.com

(3) Martial Arts Institute of Louisiana (Benoit Karate)
7575 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, 504.328.4000, beniotkarate.com 

Music, Art, and Enrichment Activities/Classes


WINNER – Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music & Theatre

1999 Hickory Ave., Suite 102, Harahan, 504.737.5977, dancetumblemusic.com

(2) R.E.A.D. NOLA
921 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, 504.450.3997, readnola.com

(3) Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (LAAPA) 
Multiple locations, laapa.com

Sports Club/Leagues


WINNER – Soccer Shots 

Multiple locations, soccershots.org

(2) Carrollton Boosters
carrolltonboosters.org

(3) FNA-Nola (Football ‘n’ America)
playfna.com 

STEM/STEAM Classes


WINNER – Electric Girls 

612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., New Orleans, electricgirls.org

(2) NOLA Kidsground
5700 Citrus Blvd., Elmwood, 504.354.9528, nolakidsground.com

(3) Challenge Island
challenge-island.com/stem-education

Swim School/Lessons

Love Swimming
5221 S. Front St., New Orleans, 504.891.4662, loveswimming.com 

(2) Harry’s Dive Shop 
4709 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504.888.4882, harrysdiveshop.com

(3) Little Fins Swim Academy
5728 Plauche St., Elmwood, 504.264.0063, littlefins.net 



Indoor Play Place


WINNER – Luv 2 Play

6851 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 504.267.7263, luv2play.com/metairie

(2) Candyland Inflatable Party Place
5224 Taravella Road, Suite B, Marrero, 504.347.7920, candylandparties.com

(3) NOLA Kidsground
5700 Citrus Blvd., Elmwood, 504.354.9528, nolakidsground.com 

Kid-Friendly Museum 

WINNER – Louisiana Children’s Museum 
15 Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans, 504.523.1357, lcm.org

(2) Audubon Nature Institute 
Multiple locations, 504.861.2537, audubonnatureinstitute.org

(3) Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St., 504.539.9650, ogdenmuseum.org

Parenting Class/Support Group

WINNER – The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital
Multiple locations, 504.896.9591, theparentingcenter.net

(2) The LSUHSC Child & Family Counseling Clinic
411 S. Prieur St., Room 307, New Orleans, 504.556.3451, [email protected] 

(3) Nola Nesting
3915 Baronne, New Orleans, 504.655.1819, nolanesting.com

Playground/Park

WINNER – New Orleans City Park 
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, 504.482.4888, neworleanscitypark.com

Audubon Park 
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504.861.2537, audubonnatureinstitute.org/audubon-park 

(3) Danneel Park & Playground
5501 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, nordc.org/parks/daneel

Place for Water Play

WINNER – Audubon Cool Zoo
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504.861.2537, coolzoo.audubonnatureinstitute.org

(2) Louisiana Children’s Museum
15 Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans, 504.523.1357, lcm.org

(3) Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504.838.4389, lafrenierepark.org 



Baby/Children’s Clothing/Shoes

WINNER – Miss Muffin
3307 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504.455.1444, facebook.com/missmuffinbylittlemissmuffin

(2) Banbury Cross
100 Atherton Drive, Metairie, 504.837.0447, banburycrosskids.com

(3) MeMe’s Children’s Wear
4446 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 504.454.2333, mimikidsonline.com

Family Photographer 


WINNER – KVR Photography 
371 Louisiana St., Westwego, 504.237.1133, kvrphotography.com

(2) Dawn Roe Photography
2628 Metairie Lawn Ave., Metairie, [email protected], studioroe.com

(3) Twirl Photography 
504.388.8739, [email protected], twirlphotography.com 

Locally-Owned Toy Shop

WINNER – Le Jouet Toy Store
1700 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504.837.0533, lejouet.com

(2) Learning Express Toys Metairie
3300 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504.883.8697, learningexpress.com/stores/metairie

(3) Little P’Nuts Toy Shoppe & Party Boutique
400 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, 504.267.5083, littlepnutstoyshoppe.com

Maternity Boutique

WINNER – A Pea In A Pod
apeainthepod.com

(2) Destination Maternity
destinationmaternity.com

Nanny/Babysitting Service

WINNER – Bambino Sitters 
844.622.6246, facebook.com/BambinoNola

(2) Nurture Nannies
5208 Magazine St., Suite 232, New Orleans, 504.920.9089, nurturenannies.com

(3) Nurture Nursery
1546 North Broad, New Orleans, 504.372.4090, nurturenursery.net 



Occupational Therapist


WINNER (TIE) – Crane Rehab Center

8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, New Orleans, 504.866.6990, cranerehabpediatrics.com

WINNER TIE) – Kim4Kids
2237 N. Hullen St., Suite 202, Metairie, 504.517.5437, kim4kidsnola.com

(3) Therapeutic Learning Center
Multiple locations, tlcnola.com

Physical Therapist

WINNER – Crane Rehab Center
8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, New Orleans, 504.866.6990, cranerehabpediatrics.com

(2) Ochsner
Multiple locations, 504.842.4348, ochsner.org/services/physical-therapy

(3) Therapeutic Learning Center
Multiple locations, tlcnola.com

Speech Therapist

WINNER – Crane Rehab Center
8300 Earhart Blvd., Suite 100, New Orleans, 504.866.6990, cranerehabpediatrics.com

(2) New Orleans Speech & Hearing Center
Multiple locations, 504.897.2606, noshc.org

(3) Therapeutic Learning Center
Multiple locations, tlcnola.com

Services/Support Group

WINNER – LSUHSC Child and Family
411 S. Prieur St., New Orleans, 504.556.3451, [email protected] 

(2) Therapeutic Learning Center
Multiple locations, tlcnola.com

(3) NOLA Nesting
3915 Baronne St., New Orleans, 504.655.1819, nolanesting.com 

Special Needs School


WINNER – St. Michael Special School

1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, 504.524.7285, stmichaelspecialschool.com

(2) Raphael Academy
500 Soraparu St., New Orleans, 504.524.5955, raphaelacademy.org

(3) Chartwell Center
1225 Magazine St., New Orleans, 504.899.2478, chartwellcenter.org



Dermatologist

WINNER – Elizabeth B. Grieshaber, MD (Terezakis & Grieshaber Dermatology)
3800 Houma Blvd., Suite 310, Metairie, 504.372.1839, terezakisgrieshaberdermatology.com

(2) Mara Haseltine, MD (Pure Dermatology)
3100 Galleria Blvd., Suite 203, Metairie, 504.266.7873, puredermnola.com

(3) Jeffrey C. Poole, MD (Poole Dermatology)
3100 Galleria Blvd., Suite 203, Metairie, 504.266.7873, puredermnola.com 

Family/Child Psychologist/Therapist

WINNER – Adrianne Brennan, PhD, BCBA (Brennan & Associates Behavior Specialty Group)
Multiple locations, 504.833.6730, brennanbehavior.com

(2) Krystal Vaughn, PhD, LPC-S (LSUHSC Child and Family Counseling Clinic)
411 S. Prieur St., New Orleans, 504.556.3451, [email protected] 

(3) Courtney A. Lewis, PhD
230 Polk St., Suite B, New Orleans, 504.517.4428, courtneyalewis.com 

Hospital For Having A Baby

WINNER – Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, 504.899.9311, ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-baptist

(2) Touro Infirmary
1401 Foucher St., New Orleans, 504.897.8263, touro.com

(3) East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 504.454.4000, ejgh.org 

Lice Removal

WINNER – Nitpicking in NOLA
504.258.6091, [email protected], nitpickinginnola.com

(2) The Critter Cure
504.598.6084, [email protected], thecrittercure.com

OB/GYN

Sasha Wax, MD (Ochsner)
4500 Clearview Parkway, Suite 101, Metairie, 504.885.8563

(2) Janet M. Ross, MD (Touro Infirmary)
3525 Prytania St., Suite 206, New Orleans, 504.897.8281, touro.com/touro-clinics

(3) Rebecca U. Perret, MD (Touro Infirmary)
3434 Prytania St., Suite 130, New Orleans, 504.897.7580, touro.com/touro-clinics

Orthodontist


WINNER – Evans + Frampton Orthodontics
Multiple locations, efortho.com

(2) Dr. Eric Macaluso, DDS
3333 Kingman St., Ste. 200, Metairie, 504.4884.4327, [email protected]

(3) Trieu Smiles Orthodontics
Multiple locations, trieusmiles.com

Pediatrician

WINNER – Heather Porche, MD (Collins Pediatrics)
2017 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504.832.8022, collinspediatrics.com

(2) Lauren Hernandez, MD (Sprout Pediatrics)
1041 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 300, 504.267.9336

(3) Hales Pediatrics
3525 Prytania St., Suite 602, New Orleans, 504.897.0744, halespediatrics.com 

Pediatric Dentist

WINNER – Kellie Axelrad, DDS (New Orleans Children’s Dental Center)
6264 Canal Blvd., Suite 1, New Orleans, 504.833.5528, neworleanschildrensdental.com

(2) Susan Fallahi, DDS (Uptown Pediatric Dentistry)
3715 Prytania St., Suite 380, New Orleans, 504.896.7435, uptownpediatricdentistry.com

Nathan Burns, DMD (Great Big Smiles)
5036 Yale St., Suite 302, Metairie, 504.455.2213, greatbigsmiles.com 

Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, & Throat)

WINNER – R. Patrick Cecola, MD (NOLA ENT)
120 North Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, 504.821.0244, nolaent.com

(2) Bridget Boudreaux, MD (NOLA ENT)
120 North Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, 504.821.0244, nolaent.com

(3) Kimsey Rodriguez, MD (Ochsner)
1514 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, 504.842.3900, ochsner.org/doctors/kimsey-rodriguez

Urgent Care Facility

WINNER – Ochsner Urgent Care
Multiple locations, ochsner.org/services/urgent-care-services

(2) LCMC Health Urgent Care
Multiple locations, lcmchealth.org/urgentcare

(3) In & Out Urgent Care
Multiple locations, inandouturgentcare.com

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