Parkway Bakery & Tavern

During our New Orleans trip, we were eager to try as many po’ boys as possible. Our trip would not have been complete without a visit to Parkway Bakery & Tavern, which first opened in 1911.

Their menu offers more than a dozen po’ boy variations and with some of our FoodieHub expert friends, we were able to try a good chunk of the menu.

Hot Roast Beef With Gravy
photo of a Hot Roast Beef With Gravy po'boy
The thick gravy soaked roast beef was moist and tender. We previously experienced po’ boys that I felt were a little dry, but there was nothing dry about this sandwich.

Grilled Smoked Alligator Sausage Link
photo of Grilled Smoked Alligator Sausage Link
The snappy alligator sausage was something different, but one I definitely enjoyed.

Golden Fried Shrimp
overhead photo of Golden Fried Shrimp po' boy
While the golden shrimp were fine, we did find the sandwich a bit dry.
close-up photo of Golden Fried Shrimp

We also tried a Surf and Turf Po’ Boy (not pictured) which combined the rich gravy beef with the fried shrimp. That actually ended up being my favorite as the two paired quite well together.

French Fries with Gravy
photo of French Fries with Gravy
I could not get enough of their gravy and loved that they offered it on their fries.

Sweet Potato Fries with Gravy
photo of Sweet Potato Fries with Gravy
I really enjoyed the sweet and salty combination for this version.

Fried Pickles
photo of Fried Pickles

Homemade Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
photo of Homemade Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
The bread pudding arrived piping hot, the way bread pudding should be eaten. It was the perfect end to our meal.overhead photo of slices of bread pudding

Overall, we had a good time here. Mr. K and I only had a chance to try three po’ boy places during out trip to New Orleans and this one was our favorite. Combined with its history, it’s definitely a spot I’d recommend visiting.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
https://www.parkwaypoorboys.com/index.html

And with that, I am now two posts away from finishing my New Orleans series. You can view all the New Orleans posts so far here.

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