Central Grocery and Deli
Specialty market & muffuletta vendor
French Quarter · $
Though it may not be much to look at, this petite, circa-1906 French Quarter grocer is famous for its muffaletta: a dinner plate–sized Italian sandwich piled with ham, mortadella, salami, provolone, Swiss cheese and olive salad, all on Sicilian sesame bread. Guests stand in the line that snakes through the old-school store, order the sandwich and eat it at the back counter.
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hours Open Today · 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
location 923 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA phone +1 504-523-1620 website centralgrocerynola.com directions Get Directions
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Quick bites
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Google Reviews
The Muffuletta is good, but not worth the price. I'd get it anyways though if you'll most likely only be in New Orleans once. I got the "half size" which is more than enough for a good small sized lunch for 2. They also have a nice selection of Italian meats, cheeses and other things. The owner is very friendly, and the service is quick - especially considering how long the line gets.
Kevin Parmley · May 17, 2018
This was my first time to visit New Orleans, and my friend, who is a local, showed me this place as one of her favorites. I was not disappointed! Walking through the doors and instantly I was wide eyed and open mouthed at the interior. It was a travel back in time to me; a time of my parents and grandparents. After I was normalized to the environment, my friend ordered a half muffalatta(?) which we shared. Oh! My! Goodness! It was simple but delicious. I so look forward to returning here upon future visits.
A Laz · May 3, 2018
Do you love muffaletta sandwiches? Then you have to come here for a great one. Best to go a bit after lunch hour...then you can grab a cold drink, some chips and sit down and enjoy your sandwich. Grab some to go as well...they will stay fresh for days in their wrapper.
Brian Dreckshage · April 5, 2018