Third Generation New Orleans Grocery Carving up Muffuletta for 100 Years

Feb 23, 2021 796

Tucked into Decatur Street in the middle of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Central Grocery and Deli is a third generation, old-fashioned grocery store founded in 1906 by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant who was famous for creating the muffuletta.

The 115-year-old shop hasn’t changed, and the muffuletta has been sliced and carved the exact same way for a century. The sandwich traditionally consists of a muffuletta loaf split horizontally and covered with layers of marinated olive salad, salami, ham, Swiss cheese, provolone, and mortadella.

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