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Nov 30, 2011 12:11 PM

best place to get a sandwich for the road

When we leave NO (driving back to Tallahassee) we would like to take some sandwiches with us on the road rather than pulling into a fast food place on the Interstate. They can't have gravy, sauces (soggy rolls) or need to be warm like fried shrimp because we won't be eating them right away and need something that the driver can eat without problem. Any suggestions on where we could pick them up? We are staying in the CBD. Thanks

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  1. muffulettas always travel well - not sure what would be most convenient to your trip out
    central grocery, nor joe's in metarie, liuzza's frenchuletta are my fav. renditions

    1. One of the excellent sandwiches from St. James Cheese Company would certainly travel well, as would several of the sandwiches at Tartine.
      Both are uptown, but it's just a few miles out of your way from the CBD.

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      1. re: Hungry Celeste

        I also recommend the sandwiches from the St. James Cheese Company. I have often eaten the roast beef and bleu cheese sandwich driving down I-10.

      2. My first thought is muffalettas from NorJoe, but that's not on your way. You could get a muff in the Quarter at Central Grocery or Napoleon House, but another thought would be to get bahn mis ( is that the appropriate plural for bahn mi??) at Dong Phuong in New Orleans East. It's not far from I-10. Another great sandwich on your way is the Cochon de Lait at Walker's Barbecue, also in New Orleans East not far off I-10, but they aren't open every day, and do run out, so call ahead.

        Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery
        14207 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129

        Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
        500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

        Central Grocery Co
        923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

        Walker's Southern Style Barbecue
        10828 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127

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        1. re: expatorleanian

          If I had read more carefully, I would have suggested Dong Phuong as well....didn't realize that the OP was heading east. A bag of banh mi and a selection of pastries from DP would be a great take-along for the long slog through MS & AL.

        2. All of the above suggestions are good, but I recommend banh mi most highly. They travel really well. I recommend the roasted pork ones. Muffs travel well too but are harder to eat while driving--and they taste better the next day.

          1. In the CBD, the mufaletta at Cochon Butcher is quite good and travels well in the cooler. We didn't want to have to go back to the French Quarter and stopped by Cochon Butcher. We are very glad that we did.

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            1. re: asuzc

              We stopped by Butcher yesterday on our way out of NOLA--happy to have a cooler for the merguez and boudin-stuffed quail. The leftover roast beef poboy didn't travel nearly so well!