Little Jewel of New Orleans
207 Ord St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Orleans & York Deli has been on my bucketlist since I heard their po boys were very good. But, after reading a Yelp review of Orleans & York Deli, somebody said that Little Jewel of New Orleans, has better po boys and service. I searched and found that Little Jewel is just up the street from the place that copied Coles, the real inventor of the French Dip sandwich; that overrated Philippe The Original, in Chinatown!! Yes, weird that you can only get decent Chinese food in Chinatown, but can get great New Orleans/ Cajun food in Chinatown!!
Little Jewel is part market and part deli. Their shelves are stocked with New Orleans staples, including a good selection of hot sauce. You order at the cash register, not the deli counter-that's where you pick up your food.
Shrimp po boy, $14, deep fried shrimp, mayo, pickles, lettuce, cabbage, and tomatoes. The french bread is shipped from New Orleans and is soft, yet has a good firm chewy texture. There were a ton of shrimp, each perfectly cooked-lightly breaded, with good flavor. The menu warns that their sandwiches come with a lot of mayo, so I asked for light mayo. The veggies were fresh. This was a great sandwich, very filling and well worth the price!!
Service is good. The guy at the register was nice and helpful. The sandwich came out quickly and the lady was very nice. She took the time to write out their wi-fi password. The only thing I see they need to improve upon is that they should make it more clear that you order at the cash register, not the deli counter. While I was eating a couple people tried to order at the deli counter.
While I still haven't been to Orleans & York Deli, they have a huge mountain to climb, because Little Jewel has a great po boy sandwich!!