Little Jewel of New Orleans
Open since 2014, this NOLA-themed deli in Chinatown is one of the best quick lunch spots in the neighborhood. The only thing that might slow you down—besides wandering the aisles for Zapp’s Potato Chips or Cafe Du Monde coffee—is picking a sandwich. On last count, there are nearly 50 on the menu, making the process feel like picking a briefcase on Deal Or No Deal. So, let us help: get the cochon de lait po’boy. This Cajun-style pulled pork is a meaty masterpiece with beaucoup juices slowly seeping into the 10-inch loaf as you eat it. We also love the giant stuffed muffuletta—one will easily feed two adults.