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Apr 2, 2007 12:19 PM

Muffaletta in Philly?

I was in New Orleans a few weeks ago...ate muffalettas the whole time....and am craving one. Anyone know of a similar sandwich available here? Or, maybe a place where I could find the ingredients necessary??


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  1. I'm going back to NOLA for the first time in 3 years and can't wait to get to Central Grocery! Sadly, I haven't been able to find anything like it in the area. Closest option is a little sandwich shop in Swarthmore named Countryside Market. Great sandwiches, fresh bread, and they have their version, which is pretty good. It's not actually called a muffulatta (I can't think of the actual name) but I spoke with the owner once about how he researched the recipe to get it as close as possible.

    1. Lou and Ann's on Rt 70 in Cherry Hill has it on the menu, but I have never tried one. Their other sandwiches are terrific, so it may me worth it to you to take the ride.

      1. It's easy to make. Throw in a food processor some black and green olives, garlic, oregano, parsley, and pulse till chopped. In a bowl add to that a little olive oil, grated carrots, pepper, chopped roasted peppers if you want, and vinegar, slap it on some bread with meat of your choice and provolone, and it's good.

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        1. re: watercress

          The olive mix is also available as "Italian Olive salad or spread" in jars at Claudio's in the Italian Market

        2. Not sure if they've changed it up since two weeks ago, but Nodding Head's on Samson btw 16 and 17 was serving a muffaletta sandwich.

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          1. re: outsidein

            I've really enjoyed the muffaletta at Nodding Head, although haven't had it for a few years. It was served grilled/hot/toasted rather than cold, so not exactly the same as a NO sandwich, but very tasty. More of the same family as a Cuban sandwich, than an Italian hoagie, to compare sandwich styles!