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Jan 13, 2009 04:22 PM

Looking for a great Muffuletta

All these shows are on lately showing muffuletta's, I want to try, I'd have to make it without mortadela (sorry) but dying to try a great one, one with the olive salad with pepperoncinis sounds perfect, anyone know where i can find one near Long Beach?

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  1. Artisan Cheese Shop in Studio City is the only place I know of. Very authentic.

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    1. re: Citron58

      Can you eat there or is it more of a take out place?

      1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

        I eat at a table there but many do take away. Haven't tried their Muffuletta but the Duck Confit Sandwich is pretty darned good!

        Artisan Cheese Gallery
        12023 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

    2. Best place, OT of LA forum, is the Madri Gras cafe on Midway in San Diego.

      1. Haven't tried it yet, but there have been rapturous reviews of the muffuletta at Little Dom's takeout counter on Hillhurst in Los Feliz. The Gumbo Pot at the Farmer's Market also has a good one.

        Sorry I don't know the Long Beach area well enough to recommend anything closer.

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        1. re: maxzook

          The only Muffuletta that I have had in L.A. (not LA) was from the Gumbo Pot. When made fresh and served promptly they are indeed excellent. But alas the usual here is that they are made ahead of time and then stored in the refer. When ordered by a customer they are zapped in their microwave which results in a great roll being ruined and the filling being served warm/hot which is all wrong! They are a better if you don't zap it and let it come to room temp on the way home or to a favorite picnic spot.

          Note that I've had more than my fair share of them at Central Grocery and as of a few years ago my favorite version at Progress Grocery in The Big Easy. They are made to order at both and no microwaves are involved in their prep!
          Muffulettas aside, I do loveThe Gumbo Pot's Jambalaya and Creole Mustard Potato Salad but I haven't tried anything atThe Gumbo Pot for quite a while.

          1. re: sel

            Gah. I don't remember Gumbo Pot zapping their muffulettae ... agreed that's an awful thing to do to any sandwich, esp. such a great creation.

            1. re: sel

              Central Grocery makes 100's a day and just puts them on the counter, so I guess an hour or two by comparrison is fresh. I find the CG version great after it sits around for 3 or 4ours more, all the flavors come together.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                Haven't been to NO since Katrina, but mine were made when ordered. Gotta go, gotta go soon!

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  You can bring one to go on the plane and they have ice packs there...

            2. Linking ...

              Gumbo Pot
              6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

              Little Dom's
              2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

              1. It's not in LB, but there is a place in Riverside !!! That if you find yourself stuck in, is terrific. Jason's Deli, and you can order a 1/4 sandwich, 1/2, and it's quite good (I've been to NO before the hurricane!).