Roast Beef Po' Boys for 8

Parkway Bakery & Tavern ships its famous roast beef po’ boys nationwide on Goldbelly! Whether you know them as po’ boys, po-boys, or poor boys, the Poor Boy sandwich is as essential to New Orleans as Mardi Gras. Invented during the 1929 Streetcar Strike, the people of New Orleans gathered together to feed 1,800 hungry men by creating hearty sandwiches of roast beef. Often, proprietors would yell “Here comes another poor boy!” when a worker would approach looking for a meal. In solidarity, Parkway added the “Poor Boy” to their menu that year and fed union members and conductors poor boys for free.

Founded by Jay Nix in 1911, Parkway Bakery and Tavern is best known for their legendary poor boy sandwich, invented during the 1929 Streetcar Strike. The iconic New Orleans restaurant’s po’ boys, featuring roast beef with gravy and Swiss cheese on an impossibly soft French bread, “dressed” with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo, are a piece of historical and culinary wonder you can’t miss.

More Details

This package serves up to 8 people and includes everything you need to make 4 Roast Beef Po’Boys:

  • 64 oz. Roast Beef in Gravy
  • 4 loaves Fresh Baked French Bread
  • Swiss Cheese
  • “Dressing” – lettuce, pickles, & mayo


Beef, Dairy, Garlic, Onions, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Wheat, Gluten, Eggs

Instructions / Storage

  • Poor Boys ship with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival store in poor boys in the fridge for 2-3 days
  • Poor Boys may also be stored frozen for up to 3 months

To Serve
Poorboy Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Pour Roast Beef and Gravy in a small roasting dish and cover with aluminum foil
  • Let heat for 30-45 minutes
  • When roast is hot then place the sliced french bread on baking sheet sliced sides up for 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted
    • Build your Po’Boy from the bottom up. Bread, 3 slices of swiss, tong or fork hot roast beef and gravy (add more gravy if desired), lettuce, 3 slices of tomato, pickles, spread mayo on bottom side of the top bread (the more the better!), place top on and cut with a serrated knife on a slight angle all the way through.
  • Now you are ready to dive into the best Poorboy you will ever have!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Parkway Barkery & Tavern ships Monday – Wednesday of each week.
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via express will incur an additional $20 for 2-day and $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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Easy to order, fast shipping and a great way to get Parkway outside NOLA!
Ashley R. - Randolph, NJ
This is the first year our daughter and son in law couldn’t get down for Christmas. Their first stop out of NO airport is at Parkway to get a poor boy. And since he is difficult to buy for I figured he would really love it. He did.
Ryan K. - New York, NY
Everything arrived in perfect condition! We were able to have an authentic poboy in NYC on New Year's Eve!
Ryan K. - New York, NY
Great packing! Speedy delivery, and of course great food selection! Made me look great!
Rick L. - New York, NY
Fantastic transaction. Simple & easy. The food arrived exactly when they said it would & tracking couldn't have been easier. It was delicious & really like getting the vendors food shipped to your door taste & all.
Frederic F. - La Canada Flintridge, CA
The delivery, the packaging was intact. The food was fresh, still frozen. And well packaged. Loved it and have posted the boxes arrival and the big reveal!
Jennifer K. - Kenilworth, IL
the whole experience went well. the food was packaged well and upon opening the food was well preserved and was delicious!!
cindy r. - Missouri City, TX
Smooth ordering, item arrived super fresh and delicious!
Laura S. - Agoura Hills, CA
Quite literally from purchase to first bite was gold. Easy to purchase. No confusing process and all of the detail helped me feel confident and informed. The delivery was UPS Next Day Air. Literally arrived in less than 24 hours. Food still cold. It was like pulling it out of the fridge. Directions made it easy to assemble the Po Boys and everything was packaged in plastic containers and wrapped in plastic wrap for extra protection. They even sent little hats for us to wear. Nice touch. The ingredients were quality and the taste was incredible. The portions were also amazing!
Brittany S. - Saint Charles, MO
Everything was perfect and the food amazing!
Heather H. - Salem, MA
Arrived on time was well packed and delicious!
Izabela L. - Brooklyn, NY
Arrived on time. Directions easy to follow. Food was delicious!
Thomas L. - Dallas, TX
The food was absolutely delicious! Very happy to have a new place to visit next time we are in New Orleans!
Esther S. - Hampstead, MD
Packaged perfectly, delivered on time, and was wonderful! I bought the New Orleans 3-month meal delivery for my 85 year old Dad who was born and raised there and since moving away lives to travel there often. With Covid he can’ I brought it to him! As luck would have it, the first shipment was from a place his father used to take him as a kid. It really made it magical! Thank you
Alvin S. - Nashville, TN
got here when I wanted it to arrive. all fantastically packed. the parkway po’boys were amazing and the coconut cream cake from daisy’s was delightful. it was a stellar birthday meal!
Malena W. - Spokane, WA
Site is easy to navigate, food arrived on time, fresh & delicious!
Bridget P. - Kew Gardens, NY
Fast delivery. Great instructions for prep, and delicious food!
Rick A. - Point Pleasant, PA
The roast beef PoBoy from Parkway was a big hit at the birthday party of a 55 year old man reared in NOLA but living now on the east coast. The food quality was excellent!
Berry J. - Springfield, VA
so glad you have food that I crave from home even when I don't live there currently!
Miranda P. - Middletown, MD
The food was excellent!! My husband was very surprised and happy. It was for his birthday.
Michelle E. - Silver Star, MT
Food was awesome, but what isn’t from NOLA!
Terri Z. - Carmel, CA
Doesn’t get any better then anything from Parkway Bakery and Tavern! Food from the gods!!!
Terri Z. - Carmel, CA
Everything we needed for a great roast beef poboy! The bread and all the fixings, couldn’t have been any better!
Rita S. - Bellville, TX
The sandwiches were good. The ingredients were fresh and it arrived in a timely manner.
Emmanuel P. - Bronx, NY
Everything arrived in perfect condition and well refrigerated. All recipients were pleased and said the food was delicious
BRENDAN S. - Old Bridge, NJ
The entire was process was great. The food delivered was a Christmas gift and was a huge hit. Thank you so much.
Karen A. - Agawam, MA
Food was fantastic, as good as when I lived a block away.
Susan R. - South Milwaukee, WI
Everything, from ease of ordering, to prompt delivery, to ease of preparation (including detailed instructions), to quality of food!! Excellent!
Becky W. - Elgin, SC
The sandwiches were delicious and well packed. We would absolutely order again!
Rusty F. - Springfield, OH
Roast beef and BBQ shrimp po boys. I sent as a condolence to my sister in law for the passing of her mother. They had fun making the po boys which was very easy and they have not stopped raving.
Amy M. - Hoover, AL
Everything! From the description of items, ease of ordering, on time delivery, and everything as ordered! Great experience
Karen E. - Graham, WA
How I miss having a New Orleans roast beef poor boy! It was was delicious!
Brenda B. - Asheville, NC