The sandwich: possibly the easiest thing to make, yet somehow it always tastes better when someone else makes it. Next time you’re looking for a mouthwatering sandwich, consider one of these amazing restaurants.
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:
1. Atwoods Bakery
Atwoods Bakery has been an Alexandria favorite since it opened in 1977. They’re known for their amazing baked goods, but they also serve breakfast, brunch, and lunch. From their Reuben to their French Dip, all of the sandwiches are mouthwateringly good. Address: 1125 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303.
2. Creole Bagelry
This locally owned and operated joint specializes in bagels, but their sandwiches are what we’re here for. Take your favorite sandwich from the menu and put it on one of their homemade bagels for hands-down one of the best sandwiches you’ve ever had. Address: 1337 Gause Blvd. Suite 102, Slidell, LA 70458.
3. Blue Line Sandwich Co.
Featuring breakfast, sandwiches, and salads, Blue Line Sandwich Company focuses on farm-to-table, fresh ingredients with bold flavors. There are two locations:
2023 Metairie Rd., Metairie, Louisiana 70005 514 S Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70113.
4. Chicken Salad Chick
If you’re a fan of chicken salad, then you absolutely have to dine at the Chicken Salad Chick. Featuring 12 different flavors of chicken salad made in-house daily, this place is truly unique and worth a visit. Address: 3803 Louisiana 22, Mandeville, LA 70471.
5. Daily Press
Daily Press is your one-stop shop for sandwiches, baked goods, and delicious coffee. They offer several different sandwiches and pizzas, amazing baked goods made in-house, plus perfectly brewed coffee to get you through your day. There are three locations:
2899 Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA 71203
2300 Louisville Ave., Monroe, LA 71201
115 Garrett Rd., Monroe, LA 71203.
Established in 1985, Darrell’s has become a landmark of sorts for those in the Lake Charles area. Hands-down the best po’boys around, and their homemade BBQ sauce is so good you’ll want to drink it. Address: 119 West College St., Lake Charles, LA 70605.
7. Good People Kitchen
Good People Kitchen is all about making healthy, easy, and delicious meals using high quality, local ingredients. Eating healthy never tasted so good! Address: 94 Versailles Blvd., Alexandria, Louisiana 71303.
8. The Pickle Barrel
It may have a funny name, but the sandwiches and burgers here are seriously delicious. Their beer menu is constantly changing, so you’ll always be able to try new brews every time you visit. Address: 1827 Avenue of America, Monroe, LA 71201.
9. Rusted Rooster
Opened in 2012, the Rusted Rooster is a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch. Their sandwiches are downright delightful, and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. Address: 105 Saint Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506.
10. Street Breads
At Street Breads, you can expect a sandwich bursting with flavors you couldn’t have imagined. Their signature sandwiches are one-of-a-kind and will have you coming back again and again to try them all. There are two locations:
3475 Nelson Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70605
3131 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808