It’s a crucial question of our times: Where to get a decent muffuletta in Philadelphia. Originating in New Orleans, the sandwich comes from the same ancestry as Italian hoagies. In the classic form (we prefer the Central Grocery version in NOLA), a large, round loaf of Italian bread is stuffed with salami, ham, provolone cheese and a spicy, garlicky olive spread. One sandwich is easily enough to feed two people.
After the jump, muffulettas in Philly and beyond.
Posters on Chowhound have offered several suggestions. Countryside Market in Swarthmore is a convenient Delaware County option, while Lou and Ann’s in Cherry Hill has it on their menu as well. Also recommended is the version at Nodding Head, which though non-traditionally grilled, is still a rather fine sandwich.
Central Grocery [Roadfood]
Muffaletta in Philly? [Chowhound]
Countryside Market [Official Site]
Nodding Head [MenuPages]
Nodding Head [Official Site]
Morninglory Kitchen [MenuPages]
Morninglory Kitchen [Official Site]
Race Street Cafe [MenuPages]
Xando Cosi [MenuPages]
Lou & Ann’s Delicatessen - 257 Marlton Pike E, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 - (856) 795-2307