Is there anything better than a good sandwich? We’ve had a tasty assignment for the last few weeks: scouring Shreveport-Bossier for unique sandwiches that you have to try!
1. The Cuban Pirouge
Bayou Deli and Casserole Shop – 637 E Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA – Google Map
Bayou Deli and Casserole Shop’s Cuban Pirogue is what inspired this list. It’s an authentic version of a classic regional delight that has no business being this good, more than 1000 miles away from Miami. The pork tenderloin is seasoned wonderfully, and slow-cooked to the point where it seems to be as ‘melty’ as the Swiss cheese that is all over the dish. It’s a big sandwich, that’s compressed in a panini press to meld all the unique flavors together. Every bite is consistently delicious. The Bayou Saint John, Lafourche and Bayou Muffuletta are also Shreveport-Bossier sandwiches that deserve an honorable mention on this list.
2. The World Sandwich Special
World Sandwich – 5747 Youree Dr, Shreveport, LA – Google Map
World Sandwich is a newcomer to the Ark-La-Tex, bravely opening its doors, peak pandemic last year. If you still haven’t discovered the Bánh mì’s at this little gem, allow me to introduce you. The Bánh mì is a Vietnamese crusty baguette sandwich, with a soft interior filled with hearty ingredients. The “World Sandwich Special” is filled with pork, pate, Vietnamese Ham and Pork Belly, and is accompanied with their house mayo, pickled vegetables, fresh jalapenos, and herbs. While it’s great as is, it’s taken to the next level with a splash of Sriracha.
3. The Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Jacquelyn’s Cafe – 1324 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA – Google Map
Jacquelyn’s Café is a Shreveport institution that’s been making the same sandwiches, salads and the legendary Almond Jacq pie since the 80’s. Chicken and tuna salad sandwiches are childhood favorites for most of us, but their shrimp salad sandwich takes the dish to the next level. Chopped gulf shrimp are tossed in eggs and relish and piled high on soft bread. The result is a slightly sweet and very filling sandwich. Truth be told, I ordered this one to-go to take back to our office. My curiosity couldn’t handle the short drive back to KSLA and this sandwich was eaten in my car. It’s that good y’all.
4. The Turkey Melt
Cascio’s Market Bistro – 2750 Shed Rd, Bossier City, LA – Google Map
Cascio’s Market Bistro is bustling at lunchtime in Bossier City, and for good reason. The secret is out. Their turkey melt sandwich is what dreams are made of, so long as you dream of turkey, cheese and avocado. The word creamy isn’t sufficient to describe this cheesy sandwich that’s piled high with warm turkey and served on a jalapeno cheddar bun. For perspective, while I waited for my sandwich, five other people in line ordered the same thing. Join the club.
5. The Seafood Remoulade Po Boy
Fat Tuesday Sandwich Shop and Bakery – 1201 Shady Grove Dr Suite B, Bossier City, LA – Google Map
Fat Tuesday Sandwich Shop and Bakery was the unanimous winner of our reader-voted “Ark-La-Tex Weekend Sandwich Showdown” and I completely understand why. Their sandwiches are piled high with fillings, with our personal favorite being the Seafood Remoulade Po Boy. It’s stuffed with cold shrimp and crabmeat salad, that’s covered in a slightly spicy remoulade dressing. Every bite is packed full of flavor. It feels like this sandwich’s interior would be the dip you get caught double-dipping in at a party. That fact that it’s in sandwich form, and you don’t have to share with anyone else is almost too good to be true.
6. The Roast Beef Sandwich
Julie Anne’s Bakery and Café – 825 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA – Google Map
Julie Anne’s Bakery and Café is known to be a great spot for desserts and breakfast, but their sandwiches should not be forgotten about. Our go-to is the roast beef sandwich. While it’s not as lengthy as some of the others on our list, it’s completely stacked with roast beef and dripping with melted white cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce to give it a bit of bite. If you’re a meat-lover, this should be your sandwich. To give it an extra kick, dip the sandwich in their secret recipe Au Jus and enjoy. Looking for another unique sandwich to try? Check out their Cevapcici, an Eastern European sausage sandwich that we haven’t seen served anywhere else in Shreveport-Bossier.
There are so many delicious Shreveport-Bossier sandwiches here, but I’m sure your favorite is missing. Who did I miss? Let me know! I need lunch plans next week.
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