Located just outside of downtown New Orleans in the Mid-City neighborhood, Parkway Tavern has a rich history of over 100 years. Now an icon of New Orleans, Parkway opened its doors as a local neighborhood bakery in 1911. 18 years down the line, they helped the ~1,800 streetcar drivers and motormen who went on strike by serving up a free of charge sandwich known as the PoBoy, getting its name from the “poor boys” who would get the sandwich.
Of course, I had to try it. It’s one of the best sandwiches I’ve had. I got a shrimp one. Traditionally it’s made with roast beef, of which parkway cook over 1000lbs of per week. Serving over 1000 people a day, there’s no sign of this tradition stopping!
“At the heart of Parkway’s story is our customers’ lives – generations of stories that add to the rich tapestry of New Orleans’ history, all filtered through the memories they’ve shared inside Parkway Bakery and Tavern. Half the memorabilia on the walls was donated by customers, and people happily share their photos online from their experience at Parkway”