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Today, New Orleans, Louisiana is peppered with po-boy shops serving traditional offerings like fried shrimp, hot sausage and roast beef. We check out the top 10 spots in NOLA to enjoy both classic Po-Boys and modern twists.
This bright pink po-boy shop is located at the intersection of St. Claude and Elysian Fields Avenues on the edge of the St. Claude Arts District. Gene’s Po-boys is open 24 hours a day, so it’s the perfect spot to grab a snack after a late-night show. Gene’s is especially well known for its hot sausage and cheese po-boys. All orders come with a free fountain drink.
Gene’s Po-boys, 1040 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, USA, +1 504 943 3861
Guy’s Po-boys is a neighborhood venue on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. It’s known for its delicious, traditional po-boys wrapped in white paper and served with locally made Zapp’s potato chips. The interior of Guy’s is snug and it may be best to order your po-boy to go or be prepared to wait for a table. In addition to po-boys, Guy’s serves daily special dishes including local favorites such as Red Beans n’ Rice and Jambalaya.
Guy’s Po-boys, 5259 Magazine Street, New Orleans, USA, + 1 504 891 5025
Established in 1950, Johnny’s Po-boys is the oldest family-run po-boy spot in the French Quarter. Today, the shop is in its third generation. Johnny’s was first opened on Chartres Street but soon moved to its current location on St. Louis Street to accommodate booming business. The walls of the shop are decorated with its rich history. Mr. Johnny and his wife used to feed hotel workers and tourists alike and that tradition continues today.
Johnny’s Po-boys, 511 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, USA, + 1 504 524 8129
Mahony’s Po-boys is a Magazine Street po-boy shop known for its classic New Orleans style sandwiches made with Leidenheimer’s French bread. The menu also has specialty po-boys such as root beer glazed Chisesi’s ham and cheese, alligator sausage and fried chicken liver and slaw. Mahony’s is perfect for both the adventurous foodie and the traditionalist.
Mahony’s Po-boy, 3454 Magazine Street, New Orleans, USA, + 1 504 899 3374
Parasol’s was originally intended to be named after its founder Louis Passauer, but Passauer was so concerned that patrons wouldn’t be able to pronounce his name, that he preferred to call the shop Parasol’s. Parasol’s is known for its juicy roast beef po-boy. This place is also famous for its festive celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day, when the owners hold a block party for the community. Additionally, Parasol’s serves specialties like gumbo and local cocktails.
Parasol’s, 2533 Constance Street, New Orleans, USA, + 1 504 302 1534