Gambit's 2012 Winter Restaurant Guide: Deli


BREAUX MART Citywide; Breaux Mart's deli counter offers a wide selection of sandwiches and hot items. Changing daily specials include crispy fried or lemon-baked catfish and hearty dishes like meatloaf and pot roast. Other popular dishes include ribs, savory beef brisket and seafood gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CANSECO'S MARKET 1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., 322-2594; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., 218-7048; The deli section of the grocery has sandwiches, salads and hot items to go and there are baked goods, cheeses and olives. The Cuban sandwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and is pressed crisp. Pick up a whole roasted chicken to go. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAYOUDLE'S 10367 Airline Hwy., St. Rose, 466-8813 The Cajun Cuban sandwich combines ham, turkey, salami and Cajun-style slow-roasted pork on an 8-inch toasted French roll. The bayou beef sandwich is dressed with bacon, jalapenos and melted Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

DORIGNAC'S 710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; Dorignac's roasts meats in-house for po-boys and deli sandwiches. Hot side items include creamy baked macaroni and cheese and daily specials like red beans and rice with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

GUILLORY'S GROCERY 3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 833-1390; 8317 E. St. Bernard Hwy., 682-2906 The hot tamale sandwich is served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. The hamburgers are made with two patties, including Mr. G's Junior on a bun or a Senior on French bread with chili, cheese and onions. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LAKEVIEW DELI & CATERING 872 Harrison Ave., 304-8501; www.lakeviewdeli- Lakeview's roast beef is cooked in-house and served in several different po-boys. Fried chicken tenders are served with honey mustard and mayo in a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW GROCERY 801 Harrison Ave., 293-1201; The Harrison Cove deli at Lakeview Grocery offers a $10 Wednesday special featuring a 12-oz. rib-eye steak and fully loaded baked potato or sweet potato. The house-cooked roast beef debris is served in po-boys or on top of fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MARDI GRAS ZONE 2706 Royal St., 947-8787; The kitchen at this Bywater grocery serves sandwiches and dishes like shrimp Creole over white rice with vegetables. Other options include fried shrimp po-boys and pizza. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MARTIN WINE CELLAR 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; This wine emporium and gourmet deli serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials. The smoked salmon Nova Delight piles smoked salmon, red onion, capers and cream cheese on a bagel. The French connection fills a croissant with ham and Swiss cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks.  $$

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY 505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 833-9240; Nor-Joe's muffuletta boasts a host of imported meats, cheeses and olive salad. A vegetarian version also is available. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SERIO'S PO-BOYS & DELI 133 St. Charles Ave., 523-2668 LSU colors and paraphernalia adorn this CBD eatery. The Big Mitch features grilled ham and Swiss cheese with grilled onions on crusty French bread. The muffuletta and the roast beef po-boy are both specialties. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $

SPITALE'S DELI 2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 837-9912; The stuffed tomato is fillled with olives, pickles, red onion and either chicken or tuna salad. Grilled onions, brown gravy and provolone cheese top the "dirty" turkey sandwich. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

WELTY'S DELI AND CATERING 336 Camp St., 592-0223; The deli serves gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials. Sandwiches are assembled on pumpernickel, rye, multi-grain or sourdough bread and come with kettle chips, coleslaw or fruit cocktail. The New Orleans AK combines a choice of four meats and cheddar, Swiss, pepper Jack and provolone on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

YE OLDE COLLEGE INN 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683; www.col- Along with the loaves advertised in its windows, College Inn offers an appetizer of flash-fried oysters served over shredded lettuce with blue cheese dressing. Boiled shrimp is piled on top of fried green tomatoes and drizzled with remoulade. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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