New Orleans’ Official Po’Boy Trail Is Here And You’ll Definitely Want To Take It

Po’boys and New Orleans have a long history together. New Orleans’ most popular sandwich has several competing origin stories, but the most widely accepted story is that it was invented in the 1920s by Clovis and Benjamin Martin, two brothers who opened a restaurant on St. Claude Avenue. When the streetcar workers went on strike in 1929, the brothers created an inexpensive sandwich to feed the unemployed workers, or poor boys. Over time, the sandwich took on the name “po’boy” and it’s been a culinary cornerstone of New Orleans cuisine ever since.

When you’re in the mood for a po’boy, be sure to check out some of these amazing restaurants that are doing it better than most.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

We know this list could go on forever. Where’s your favorite po’boy joint in New Orleans? Shout it out in the comments below!