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Sep 28, 2009 09:20 AM

where can you buy a muffaletta sandwich between sf and marin

Just looking for a really good muffaletta sandwich just returned from new orleans and need another fix

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  1. Good luck finding one as good as in New Orleans, but Delessio makes one.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Murphy's Deli in downtown SF. Not the "Best! Ever!" but definitely authentic.

    2. Boccalone in the Ferry building has a delicious panini-ish spin on a muffaletta with spreadable salami.

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      1. re: vinchar

        ok, I am a newby, what the helll is a muffaletta?

        1. re: vinchar

          I've had that Boccalone's and anyone just back from NO would be disappointed. Not enough olives.

          I can't say that I've had a good muffaletta, since I made a special trip to Streetcar Sandwiches out on S Carrolton (sp?) before heading to the airport and ate it on the plane in 1996!

          1. re: chocolatetartguy

            Yeah, I agree -- it's a tasty sandwich, but will disappoint anyone who wants a real muffaletta. Honestly, the best way to have one around here is to make your own -- you won't be able to get the great bread that they have there, but making the olive spread is relatively easy (you can find recipes online) and you can get great meats here. I made a few huge ones for a Super Bowl party a few years ago, it was great for a crowd.

            1. re: chocolatetartguy

              They let you take it on the plane? I asked my neighbor to bring one from Central Grocery and he said he was afraid it would offend his fellow passengers so he brought me an apron instead. Loup triste.

              1. re: wolfe

                Loup pauvre.

                Sure, why not. It had cooled so it wasn't that pungent. The best meal I ever had on a plane. Next thing I know, a co-worker reported to me that Streetcar had started selling falafel and then it closed.

                I make no recommendation, but there is a muffaletta on the menu at Angeline's in Berkeley.

                Actually the best muffaletta spread I have had around here is from Genova Delicatessan. My favorite sandwich there is mortadella and galantina with lots of raw onions and muffaletta.

                1. re: wolfe

                  I have a meeting at the I House on the UC campus Wed so was looking at the lunch menu at their cafeteria. They have a Daily Deli selection of 4 meats, 4 cheeses, tapenade, roasted red pepper puree. I'm sure that they have toaster ovens there, if not a sandwich press. Sounds like homemade muffaletta sandwich to me.

                  1. re: chocolatetartguy

                    Most local tapenades aren't very similar to NO olive salad.

            2. I remember seeing a show on Food Network that mentioned you could order one from Central Grocery and have it overnight delivered straight from NO.

              1. I saw a Muffaletta on the menu at Blue Barn over the weekend but can't vouch for it as I didn't order it.

                Blue Barn Gourmet
                2105 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123