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Muffaletta in Philly?

peachacid Apr 2, 2007 12:19 PM

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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    outsidein Apr 3, 2007 01:03 PM

    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
      JugglerDave Apr 4, 2007 11:24 AM

      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!

    2. watercress Apr 3, 2007 06:49 AM

      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
        Bigley9 Apr 4, 2007 10:45 AM

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

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        brightman Apr 2, 2007 05:54 PM

        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.

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          jessicheese Apr 2, 2007 01:45 PM

          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.

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