We followed a morning of last-minute Mardi Gras costume shopping with a trip to Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine St. The authentic New York-style deli was packed — but the owner’s no-nonsense, no BS approach and the super-efficient sandwich makers behind the counter kept the line moving. Which is good, since there is very little room to stand around.
The long cafeteria benches were packed with hippie-hipster types, so we ordered our sandwiches to go. We lurked among the towers of craft beers, most of which I’d never heard of, until our name was called. I felt like I was in someone’s way the entire time.
This is the “Southern Animal Foundation,” or S.A.F. It’s got honey turkey, Nueske’s bacon, avocado, cucumber, Provolone (or your choice of cheese) on wheat with spicy mustard. At $10.99 it’s a little pricy for a sandwich but reasonable for the quality — and the quantity. That’s a nice little heap of turkey there.
Stein’s Market & Deli
2207 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130