Whether you spell it Muffuletta, Muffalata, or Muffelata, you don't have to go to New Orleans to get a good one.

The Facebook Group, Foodies of Lafayette, recently posted the question that inspired the title of this story: Anywhere in town for a good Muffalata?

Well, I took a look at the replies and decided to put together this list for you.

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With over 50 comments, I figured that there would be a nice list of places that stack up a good Muffalata.

What is a Muffalata?

For those not in the know (where have you been??), a Muffalatta is an Italian sandwich that got its start 2 hours east of here.

According to Wikipedia, the Muffaletta was created at Central Grocery in New Orleans by Italian Immigrants, back in 1906.

The Muffuletta is both a sandwich AND the bread that it is served upon. Each sandwich (which is just slightly larger than my head) is loaded with ham, salami, mortadella (an Italian sausage), 2 different kinds of cheese, and a healthy heaping of olive salad.

So, where is the best Muffalata in Lafayette? Let's get to the absolutely non-scientific list we pulled from the poll on Foodies of Lafayette's Facebook page.

Where is the best Muffalata in Lafayette? Cedar Deli, obv!

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Hands down, the #1 place that YOU recommended to find the best Muffaletta in Lafayette was Cedar Deli on Jefferson Street.

What started as a grocery store that sold sandwiches has turned into something that can be considered a hidden gem in Lafayette. Cedar Deli, as they are now known, stacks up one of the best Muffalettas in Lafayette

Dean-O's

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It stands to reason that a pizza place would have a decent Muffulata, and a few pizza places made the list.

Dean-O's Pizza received the most recognition of the pizza places mentioned in the poll.

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The restaurant's website describes their Muffalata:

Ham, salami, mayo, and cheese on a fresh-baked bun topped with our own Italian relish.

Sounds like a Muffalata to me!

You can find Dean-O's at their original location on Bertrand Drive and their Southside location on Kaliste Saloom.

Pizza Village

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If Dean-O's was on the list, you just knew that Pizza Village would be there, too.

Pizza Village, with 2 locations (original on Moss Street, Southside in Kaliste Saloom), describes its Muffalata in the most simple terms:

Ham, Salami, Cheese, Olive Dressing

Of course, that's going to come on the bread that gave the sandwich its name.

Kelvin's in Abbeville

Who? Where?

Kelvin's in Abbeville is a neat little place on the "main" downtown drag, South State Street.

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A converted appliance store, the restaurant features a great little menu and, in the evenings, frequently features live music.

A great place to have a delicious Muffalata and catch a great show!

OTHER RESTAURANTS MENTIONED FOR THEIR MUFFULETTA

  • BJ's Pizza in Lafayette
  • Chris's Poboys
  • Champagne's
  • Jason's Deli
  • Acadiana Poboys
  • JJ's in Broussard
  • BJ's in Broussard
  • Uncle T's in Scott
  • La Pizzeria
  • Joey's
  • Albertson's

So, which is your favorite? Did we miss any?

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