I parked at the gas station and walked into the building which surprised me with both it’s cleanliness and the small dine-in area. The counter was straight back from the door, below a menu board on the wall. I opted for that day’s special–half of a smoked sausage Po Boy, one side, and a 32 oz tea. They offer all manner of toppings for the Po Boys–mayo, mustard, BBQ sauce, jalapeños, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes–but I kept it simple with just lettuce and tomatoes. For my side, I selected the red beans and rice.
I had my food in hand less than 10 minutes after I arrived and I settled down at one of the tables to soak up the mid-day sun. My sandwich was delicious. The bread was better than average french bread, soft with a flaky crust. The sausage though was the star–smoked to perfection, it was flavorful and juicy without being overly greasy. The lettuce was coarsely shredded iceberg and the tomato was your standard out-of-season-dining-establishment fare. Despite that, the tomato did add a nice bit of juiciness to the sandwich.
A perfect spot for a quick and tasty lunch, New Orleans Lunch Box clearly qualifies as one of those “diamonds in the rough” that proves it’s worth looking in unexpected places for good food.
Total cost of meal: $9.71
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