Bite and Booze by Jay D. Ducote

Monday, March 21, 2016

Good Times at Olde Tyme Grocery in Lafayette

by Chuck P

A couple of months ago Jay and I had the pleasure of taking a culinary tour of Lafayette and visiting a few places neither one of us had been to before. One of our stops brought us to Olde Tyme Grocery near the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

We got to spend some time with the owners and grab a table to get ready for the feast that was on its way. We were joined by one of Jay’s former co-workers, Minnesota native Geoff Daily who now lives in Lafayette. Olde Tyme Grocery is one of his favorite food spots in town, and he assured us we were in for a treat.

shrimp poboy
Shrimp poboy at Ole Tyme Grocery

First, we got to try the fried shrimp poboy. Unfortunately for me, I have a shellfish allergy, but this poboy looked so good I almost ran out to get an EpiPen just so I could have a bite. Stuffed with ample amounts of golden fried shrimp, the guys quickly scarfed it down and left nary a crumb on the plate.

Turkey poboy
Turkey poboy at Olde Tyme Grocery

Next, we tried a smoked turkey poboy stuffed with tons of meat, lettuce, tomato, and cranberry sauce that instantly gave me Thanksgiving vibes. The turkey was juicy and had a nice subtle smokiness to it. I knew I’d be craving more of this one as soon as I walked out the door.

Olde Tyme Grocery muff
Classic muffuletta at Olde Tyme Grocery

Then there was the delicious classic muffuletta. This one featured a very generous amount of olive salad and a hearty amount of salami, ham, and provolone. The bread had a great texture that was soft but with a bit of a crunch. It's understandable why this is the favorite among loyal customers.

Olde Tyme Grocery
Chuck P, Geoff, and Jay post for a photo at Olde Tyme Grocery

Overall it was a great time catching up with old friends and enjoying some truly delicious New Orleans-style poboys. Be sure to make Olde Tyme Grocery one of your next dining destinations when you’re in Lafayette.

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