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French Quarter
0.2 miles from French Quarter
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We heard about the awesome muffuletta sandwiches so we, with friends, ordered them on 'the net'. They arrived at our home (in Ocala, FL) the day after the order was processed. Our sandwiches were in an insulated bag with blocks of black ice that kept...the sandwiches cold and fresh. The sandwiches have a positive reputation that is well dissevered. Per the present owner...the recipe is 100 years old that was (is) a recipe of his grandfathers. Wow...yummy.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our kayak guide recommended the muffulettas and he was spot on! They were huge! My family of 4 ordered 1.5 and there was more than enough to fill us all.. we took them across the street and sat on benches by the river with our...dogs.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people have extolled the virtues of Centra Grocery’s Muffuletta. I can add to the chorus! It’s huge, and thoroughly delicious. They sell the olive salad in the store, but I’m not sure you could recreate this thing at home. There’s also something amazing about...the bread. I got a half, was completely full after eating a quarter of it, and had the other quarter for breakfast the next day (and it was equally amazing for breakfast.) Definitely give it a try.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the pandemic, safe eating choices are somewhat limited in the French Quarter. One of the classic food choices still available is the famed “Muffuletta” at Central Grocery. Order the whole sandwich so you have some to take back to your hotel. Even my wife...who does not usually enjoy sandwiches, loved this. Try to find a secluded shaded bench nearby to enjoy your lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited New Orleans during the pandemic, naturally many places were closed or didn't resemble what we had come to expect. We were so excited to find Central Grocery open at lunch time! There was even a small indoor eating area available which allowed...us to eat in air conditioned comfort. The store is very clean, we felt completely safe. Staff were so friendly. We shared a Muffaletta sandwich and it was fresh and delicious, highly recommend. The sandwich was really large, enough to feed several people. The place is worth walking into just for the smell--reminded me of the stores I knew growing up in Europe.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked in, it reminded me of an old time general store you would have typically seen in a northern state 50 years ago. I don't like olives, and for anyone that doesn't, don't order the muffaletta. On the other hand, if you're like...my wife, and love olives, it looks like this sandwich is a must try. It consisted of ham, salami, cheese and topped with a healthy portion of olive salad. We ordered the whole sandwich, but a half would have been plenty. I scraped the olive salad off and added some mustard. My wife enjoyed it just as served.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must while visiting New Orleans. The muffuletta is a must. It's a little more subtle compared to the rich flavorful dishes that New Orleans has to offer, but it's delicious in it's own way. Grab a sandwich walk to the river. Watch the boats...go by as you enjoy your muffuletta.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide told us about the muffaletta sandwich. He also told us that Central Grocery had the best ones! We we made our way there and entered the store. There was no line so we ordered two muffaletta’s. To my surprise, they were pre...made. They were not made to order. The sandwich still started fresh so I guess it is not a bad thing. I was just expecting it to be made in front of me. After getting our sandwiches, there’s no place to eat them inside due to covid. We walked outside and I tried eating it on the sidewalk. For me, it was hard not eating it on a table. It’s a large sandwich. Just something to thing about. It is a very good sandwich and I wouldn’t change anything about it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best quick meal in New Orleans. Fast, budget friendly and absolutely worth the trip, In itself! I can’t recommend it enough.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, shop, and order a muffaletta. Lots of history here. Be sure to pick up an order form. If you can't shop during the visit, order products online and have them shipped to your home. 10/02-04/2020

Date of visit: October 2020
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Debra H
February 8, 2020|
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Response from tinky321 | Reviewed this property |
From what I could see, they only make muffalettas.
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casey960
June 25, 2019|
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Response from lemoncat9 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not positive. But I’m pretty sure they DO NOT. You can always try to call and ask.
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KatrinaPa
January 20, 2019|
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Response from Lillianalabama | Reviewed this property |
They have the sandwiches premade in half and wholes. There is a cokemachine in the back of sitting area and they sell bags of chips.
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