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- 81%Budget Travelers
- 63%Local Culture
- 57%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (19)
- Central GroceryMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFeb 23, 2014
This NO institution is famous, and rightly so, for its monstrous, delicious, amazing mufalettas. Take a round loaf of excellent bread, slice the insides out, and fill it with fresh cold-cuts, cheeses, and -- best of all -- tangy olive salad. Buy a half-sandwich and eat it on the street outside for a great people-watching experience, or buy a whole and consign yourself to the tastiest food coma in the South.
- Central GroceryMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Feb 22, 2014
The muffuletta is one thing you must eat in New Orleans. That is, if you can eat it all. It is massive, but oh so delicious. A French Quarter original for sure.
- Central GroceryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Nov 04, 2013
Be forewarned: Their muffuletta sandwich is a MONSTER. Don't be overzealous and order a whole sandwich to yourself. Or even half for that matter. You should only be able to stomach a quarter of one, the rest to be shared with 3 other friends.
Expect there to be a crowd here, but not a long wait. Since it is a cold sandwich, they have a ton of them pre-made and wrapped up, so ordering is a cinch. The deli also sells the ingredients of the muffuletta (olive salad, capicola, salami, mortadella, emmentaler, and provolone) for people who want to make the sandwich at home.
You can eat your sandwich inside on one of the counters or take it down the street to Cafe Du Monde and have it along with some beignets. Don't forget to grab a bottle of Barq's too!
- Central GroceryAug 01, 2013
Central Grocery is an historic site, as well as a fantastic place to buy food. It shows you a little about life for New Orleans' immigrants (mostly Irish and Italian) when they opened in 1906. A Sicilian immigrant was the original owner - Salvatore Lupo. You must try their Muffuletta sandwich - at least once! They have all kinds of take-out food - great for a picnic on the riverfront!
- Central GroceryMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3May 01, 2013
Mmmmm. Everyone who visits New Orleans should try this, at least once. And since they have no seating, it is the perfect stop before you head out in search of a picnic spot. There's plenty to be found!
- Central GroceryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Apr 04, 2013
Home of the Muffaletta, a sandwich made of lunch meats and olive spread. Simple and delicious! In my opinion, the sandwich tastes better the next day after bread has soaked up all the olive juices!
- Central GroceryAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Feb 20, 2013
This muffaletta sandwich rocked my world. True story - wasn't feeling great on my last day in New Orleans, and got this sandwich on the way to the airport. Ate 2 wedges of this and immediately felt better - I WAS CURED! This is a life giving sandwich. You must try one.
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- Central GroceryJul 04, 2012
This is another one of the must-do's for anyone coming to New Orleans. Keane and Connie do a great job covering the main item here - the Muffuletta. And it is a monster of a sandwich. The bread is really what makes it in my opinion.
The sandwich isn't for everyone. And with so many food options around, split it with the group to see if you like it. You can always get back in line for more.