New Orleans July 05, 2018
This Incredible Po-Boy Restaurant In New Orleans Is Always Worth The Wait
If you’re looking for a good po’boy, then you simply must visit this place. They’ve been in business for over a century, and have proudly fed many generations of New Orleanians and tourists alike. Don’t be discouraged by the line, your patience will be rewarded!
Parkway Bakery & Tavern has been a New Orleans staple for over 100 years.
They opened their doors in 1911 and remain a New Orleans landmark, over a century later.
Charles Goering, a German baker opened the neighborhood landmark in 1911 and ran it as Parkway Bakery until 1922, when he sold it to Henry Timothy Sr.
Timothy intended on continuing to run the business as a neighborhood bake shop, and it wasn’t until 1929 that he added the "poor boy" to the menu. This recently invented sandwich was added to the menu to feed the American Can Company workers, and quickly became a hit.
The business may have started as a bake shop, but it was their mouthwatering po’boys that kept New Orleanians coming back for more.
After a flood destroyed their brick ovens in 1978, Parkway stopped functioning as a bakery and turned their focus to po’boys, buying all their bread from the Leidenheimer Baking Company.
In 1995, Jay Nix purchased the corner restaurant, and over the next ten years, restored Parkway to its glory days.
He reopened Parkway in 2005, and generations that had enjoyed their delicious po’boys came back as well as new generations of New Orleanians.
Today, Parkway remains one of the best places in the city to get a good old fashioned poor boy.
On average, they serve 1,000 people a day. Wow!
You’ll usually have to wait in line, but the line moves quickly, and it’s so worth the wait.
And don't forget about the sides! Pickle chips, fries, coleslaw and so much more!
Their roast beef poor boy is (and has always been) their most popular menu item.
10/10 napkins, would eat again.
You can find Parkway Bakery & Tavern at 538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
If you haven't ever eaten here, put this place on your bucket list immediately!
Have you ever eaten here? Let us know what your favorite thing on the menu is in the comments below!
Address: 538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119