Of all the great sandwich cities in America, New Orleans is at or near the top. Home of the muffaletta, the po boy, and the oyster loaf, it is heaven on earth for those of us whose definition of happiness includes a crisp crust, fluffy crumb, plenty of gravy, Creole mustard and/or mayonnaise. This sandwich-eating tour of the Big Easy includes eight of our favorites.
An iconoclastic restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter, Killer calls its fare “internationally inspired, chef-crafted New Orleans style sandwiches.”
Central Grocery invented the muffuletta, one of New Orleans' great sandwiches, and despite its celebrity, it still makes the best in town. Love the olive salad!
Napoleon House's toasted muffuletta is a pleasure to tear into, its mellow olive salad more of celery than olives. A NOLA restaurant classic.
The Parkway is one of New Orleans' top po boy destinations, especially notable for its great roast beef and/or gravy sandwiches.
A New Orleans best bet for oysters every which way, Casamento's is known for its oyster loaf: like an oversize po boy loaded with crackle-crusted fried oysters.
Domilise's is a New Orleans' must-eat hidden gem known for superior po boy sandwiches. Shrimp, oysters, and catfish are especially good.