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Dec 29, 2010 07:00 PM

Muffaletta? Where to find?

Anyone have ideas for a restaurant(s) that serve great muffaletta? Help! Big Time in U District used to have one but it's gone from their menu and they won't improvise off the menu. I might say that theirs was passable. I've had the real thing in New Orleans at the original place and would love to eat a similar one here...

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  1. I know they have them at both Salumi and Where Ya At Matt. The latter is a newish food truck serving southern food. I haven't had this sandwich at either of these places due to other tasty offerings. Please post how their sandwiches stack up to NO.

    309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

    1. buy olive salad from Central Market in NO and make your own. i think they ship.

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      1. re: cocktailhour

        Definitely make your own if you want them to taste like you remember. The olive salad is the most important part.

        Can't speak to Where Ya At Matt's muffuletta but they do make the only creditable shrimp po-boy I've had in Seattle. Good jambalaya, too.

        1. re: cocktailhour

          Thanks, cocktailhour - Central Market in NO is where we had the standout muffaletta! I had forgotten that they do ship their olive salad...thanks for reminding me!

          1. re: claire_c

            It's Central Grocery not Central Market.

        2. Belle Epicurean (downtown) has muffaletta, olive salad and all. A cuite little cafe where you can grab a seat or grab to-go. Cannot vouch for authenticity though, since I've never had the "real thing."

          Belle Epicurean
          1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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          1. re: clearskies0810

            All great replies - I'll give belle epicurean a try!

          2. the most difficult part of making one's own muffaletta is obtaining the right bread - the ciabatta available in seattle is not bad but too small; the original is, essentially, a 12" round loaf - all the other ingredients (ham, mortadella, salami, provolone and the essential olive salad; even the too-small rolls) are available at delaurenti's. as for ready-made, ain't gonna happen here since the 'right' way is to be prepped in advance and sit on the counter for an hour or so macerating.

            1. If you're up to a mobile food experience, try Where Ya' At Matt. His truck is in different parts of the city, depending on the day.

              Matt's a good guy, and the food is great. Personally, I go for his Shrimp & Grits or a Po' Boy, but his Muffaletta is darn tasty too.