Last Updated August 12, 2015
Why We Love It: Maybe it’s the green onion sausage and limited supply of Saturday-only muffalettas, or maybe it’s the three generations of Terranova men who have worked behind the counter. You can stock up on the usual staples and fresh, local produce at this Faubourg Marigny neighborhood corner market, but the real business is behind the store’s two counters. In back, Benjamin “Benny” Terranova and his son, Anthony Jr., quietly churn out the store’s legendary sausages (Italian, hot, green onion) and carve steaks, chops, and roasts for the generations of customers who have been coming to the store since Anthony Terranova Sr. (Benny’s father) opened it in 1925. Benny’s wife, Karen, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, run the show in front, teasing regular customers and talking about the news of the day and neighborhood while they work the register. It doesn’t get any more authentic New Orleans than this.
3308 Esplanade AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70119