Neighbor's Mill Bakery & Café Muffuletta

The café adds local flavor to a New Orleans classic with housemade focaccia bread.

Like many iconic American dishes, the muffuletta has an origin story that involves the ingenuity of immigrant business owners. It's widely believed that Italian immigrants began selling these sandwiches in New Orleans' lower French Quarter, known as Little Palermo, in the late 1800s.

Luckily, you don't have to drive far to try one for yourself. Neighbor's Mill Bakery & Café serves this Italian-influenced sandwich on its popular focaccia bread; it comes with a meat trio of ham, salami and capicola with melted Provolone cheese. And as an added kick of flavor, the muffuletta is also topped with a housemade olive spread.

Each Neighbor's Mill sandwich comes with chips as a side, but you can opt for a "choose two" deal with half a sandwich, soup or salad.

Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café, 1301 E. Sunshine, Suite 120, Springfield, neighborsmill.com