The six-block-long French Market is full of vendors peddling knickknacks, pralines and beignet mix, and boozy, frozen beverages to go. There's a daily open-air flea market from 9 am-6 pm, and a farmers market each Wednesday that features live music.
Where else but New Orleans can you bulk-buy Voodoo dolls. I picked up a half-dozen and wish I got more! There is so much to see and do in New Orleans but no visit is complete without a visit to the French Market just outside the French Quarter.