New Orleans is home to fantastic sandwiches and is known as the home of many. National Sandwich Day falls on November 3 this year, allowing you to grab a quick meal in your favorite city. While many think po-boys when they think of sandwiches in New Orleans, the city boasts incredible sandwiches that have a range of flavors and histories. From muffulettas to vegan breakfast biscuits, there are no shortage of choices for you to enjoy on this national holiday.
Trilly Cheesesteaks is a hidden gem in Mid-City. They serve some of the best and most authentic cheesesteaks outside of Philly. Not only do they have vegan options, but they have a range of different styles of steak and chicken cheesesteaks. Their classic Philly Cheesesteak and fries is a great way to celebrate a fun holiday and find a new favorite restaurant. 4413 Banks St. (504) 784-8169, trillycheesesteaks.com
The Central Grocery is a spot that makes every visit to New Orleans complete. The old-school deli has been running since 1906, making it home to the other classic sandwich of the state: the muffuletta. The Central Grocery serves this sandwich with their famous olive mix, premium Italian meats, and cheese. If you aren't local, the Central Grocery also offers a shipping service for you to enjoy them anywhere in the country. 923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620,centralgrocerynola.com
Breads on Oak
Breads on Oak is a popular spot because of their vegan menu. They offer a selection of breads, pastries, and sandwiches. The bakery has an excellent sandwich called a TLTA: a tempeh, lettuce, tomato, and avocado sandwich. Tempeh is a meat replacement that is like tofu but offers more nutritional value and a completely different texture. When pairing it with their garlic aioli, it truly is better than a BLT. 8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271, breadsonoak.com
Turkey and the Wolf
Turkey and the Wolf is a restaurant that has taken the sandwich world by storm. The Irish Channel restaurant boasts house-smoked turkey and ham, as well as incredibly inventive sandwiches. Their Collard Green Melt truly is melting the hearts of many, with slow-cooked collard greens, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and their pickled cherry pepper dressing. 739 Jackson Ave., (504) 218-7428, turkeyandthewolf.com
The Milk Bar
The Milk Bar is a popular spot Uptown that is known for its fresh sandwiches and fantastic milkshakes. They have a long menu of hot ciabatta sandwiches that will keep you coming back for more. Their Shirley Valentine sandwich features sauteed mushrooms, marinated artichokes, and feta cheese. It's a hot meal that you'll be craving when there isn't a national holiday to celebrate. 710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310, themilkbarneworleans.com.
Fried chicken is good. And it's even better when it's a sandwich. Meet the "Willie Mae," a sandwich honoring Willie Mae Seaton of Willie Mae's Scotch House who died in 2015. This delicious fried chicken sandwich consists of HiHo's homemade pickles, "slaw sauce," honey, and purple cabbage, all served on a brioche bun. Get yours with a side of fries or mac 'n' cheese.Willie Mae's Scotch House: 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503, williemaesnola.com
Willie Mae's at the Market: 234 Loyola Ave. (Inside Pythian Market), (504) 459-2640, williemaesnola.com/pages/willie-maes-at-the-market