Creole Carvery (New Orleans Airport)

I have been a very bad blogger.  I try to update the blog every other day, but I am discovering how difficult it is to be a foodie on minimum wage.  Without further excuse, here’s a great food option when traveling through Louis Armstrong International Airport’s Concourse C.

Overcast morning over Lake Pontchartrain

Overcast morning over Lake Pontchartrain

I always smell delicious things coming from the Creole Carvery across from the Airtran Terminal in the NO Airport, but have never eaten anything there, usually just because it’s too early in the morning for a po’boy.  However, on my return from Atlanta a few weeks ago, I found myself arriving at 2pm, hungry, and smelling andouille just across the terminal.  I ordered a sausage and pepper po’boy with creole mayonnaise and pickles.

Sausage and Pepper Po'boy

Sausage and Pepper Po'boy

For some reason, I thought I’d be able to eat this in my car on the way home.  Wrong, wrong wrong.  There was sooo much inside that fabulous roll (which really can’t be duplicated outside South Louisiana–they say it’s the humidity) that my first bite didn’t even make a dent.  I ended up sitting at a gas station across from the airport until I was full, and that was only half of the po’boy.  With the andouille and creole mayo, the sandwich was really spicy.  Get a drink if you attempt this!

I love the textures you find in a po’boy, especially one with fried seafood.  I had the chewy/flaky bread, juicy sausage and sauteed peppers, and crisp lettuce and pickles.  A wonderful welcome home.  Next time, fried shrimp!

  • Danny

    Rude workers and dirty surroundings. I’m from New Orleans and hope this is not someone’s first view of our wonderful city. What a shame

  • Jessica

    I won’t disagree with you there, but I also can’t think of an airport known for friendly workers or especially clean dining options. Aren’t the best po’boys served in some of the dirtiest places? :-)

  • Jon Jax

    My wife and I missed our return flight home by minutes forcing us to spend 5 hrs in the terminal, when it was time for lunch we opted to try the menu at Creole Carvery, it was much better than expected both in taste and portions. Their cornbread was baked on the premises, their Creole spiced collards greens were so good, I ordered a second helping. Their red bean n rice were above average and their sweet potato pie was superb, this after spending several days in the Crescent City dining at some of the finest spots inlcuding Antoine’s and Brennan’s.

  • Jessica

    Glad you liked it! Now looking back at this post I REALLY want a po’boy…

  • donna

    I just had the mixed greens and cornbread. Omg it was amazing! So good i even drank up the juice. Wish i had the recipe because my turnip greens have never tasted that good. What a wonderful way to end my stay in NOLA!