Central Grocery Store

This is an Italian grocery store on Decatur Street. It is where the Muffuletta Sandwich was born. According to legend, the muffuletta sandwich was invented by Signor Lupo Salvadore, who opened the now-famous little Italian market in 1906. This sandwich was supposedly named for one of his favorite customers. Another story says that the sandwich was named for the baker of the round Italian bread on which the sandwich is served. Whichever, if either, is true, it is beyond compare, the best muffuletta sandwich in the city. Make sure you pick up several jars of their olive salad to take home.