Last Day in NOLA
To start off our last day in NOLA, we went to Cafe Du Monde for some cafe au lait and beignets for breakfast…yummy! Then we took a walk around an area of the French Quarters we hadn’t been to yet and M snapped some photos. I ended up buying some beignet mix and coffee from the Cafe du Monde souvenir shop- tasty things for me to eat and drink when I go back to studying in the fall.
Before we headed back to the hotel to grab our luggage, we stopped by Central Grocery to pick up a muffuletta for lunch. The muffuletta sandwich originated from Central Grocery, which is an Italian Grocery that has been open since the early 1900s. Muffulettas are a type of sandwich that contain deli meats, cheese, and an olive salad that is served on a loaf of bread called muffuletta: it’s similar to focaccia. At Central Grocery, you can get a full sandwich for $13.50 and a half sandwich for $7.50. They are BIG. I got a half sandwich and ended up eating only half of that for lunch and saving the other half for the next day. We went right when the grocery opened, and there was a line within 10 minutes. I browsed the store while waiting for our sandwiches and there was an article saying that originally the sandwich was priced at 10 cents. I think you can order the sandwiches by mail too; they are definitely very popular. No pic though-ended up eating mine at the airport.
After grabbing our muffulettas, we took some more pics and then headed off!
That concludes my trip to New Orleans with M! She planned the whole thing, all I had to do was show up! It was a fabulous trip, thanks M! We must find more cheap flights so we can go on another eating adventure.