The wait for a Muffuletta sandwich at New Orleans' legendary, 105-year-old, French Quarter institution Central Grocery can be long, as the line above attests. But it need not be an ordeal.
It's name notwithstanding, the shop is far more famous for its monster sandwiches—which are made on an entire loaf of round, seeded, Italian bread the size of a long-playing record—than for its groceries. But there are still a great many groceries on its shelves, many of them of Italian origin, many local and quite a few of them obscure. This makes for interested browsing as the line for Muffulettas snakes through the aisles.
Surprisingly, given its size, the Muffuletta goes down pretty easy. I've never ordered a whole, but I had no problem polishing off a half.