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923 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116, United States

Located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, Central Grocery is an authnetic "only in 'Nawlins" type of place. This small, Italian-American grocery store has a history that reaches back to 1906, when it was founded by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant. It is owned and operated today by Salvatore Tusa, grandson of its founder. Perhaps more well-trafficked than Central Grocery's narrow aisles, the store's sandwich counter is what draws in out-of-towners eager to sample a muffuletta covered with homemade olive salad. And rightfully so—founder Lupo invented (and many would say perfected) the New Orleans muffuletta back in 1910.

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Central Grocery

Located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, Central Grocery is an authnetic "only in 'Nawlins" type of place. This small, Italian-American grocery store has a history that reaches back to 1906, when it was founded by Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant. It is owned and operated today by Salvatore Tusa, grandson of its founder. Perhaps more well-trafficked than Central Grocery's narrow aisles, the store's sandwich counter is what draws in out-of-towners eager to sample a muffuletta covered with homemade olive salad. And rightfully so—founder Lupo invented (and many would say perfected) the New Orleans muffuletta back in 1910.