Where to Find the Best Po'Boys in New Orleans

August 20, 2019

What began as a humble worker’s sandwich, the “poor boy” has become an iconic dish of New Orleans, an overstuffed representation of the city’s generous spirit and an argument waiting to pounce in sliced po'boy bread. The po'boy’s divisive nature, stems from the fact that every local has their own favorite, dressed with plenty of strong opinions. It’s not just about the ingredients or the price; heritage and ambiance play essential roles in separating the best po'boys from, well, the poorest.

The only fair thing to do is sample them all yourself and pick your own favorite. Here are a few of our favorite spots to start you on your po'boy journey.