The Big Po’ Boys

We might be a mini food van, but we’ve got a big story to tell. We bet you’ve probably figured it out by now, that Soul Cartel Canberra lives and breaths N’awlins and all that comes with it – the diverse culture, HOT flavors and damn good Southern food.

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Our new menu features some kick ass faves that’ll have you chowing down with no breaks, no chitchat and definitely no sharing.

Soul Cartel Burger

First up, Po’ Boys – A traditional sandwich from Louisiana that almost always consists of meat, which is usually roast beef, or fried seafood which includes shrimp, crawfish, oysters and crab. The meat is served on baguette, like New Orleans French bread that is known for its crisp crust and fluffy center, or in a basket.

Here’s the deal to add to your ‘must-try’ lunch list:

Buttermilk fried chicken, slaw, American cheese, pickles, Cartel mayo

Beef, pickles, caramelized onions, cheese, lettuce, house mustard, Cartel mayo

Grilled Redfish, lettuce, tomato, pickles, Soul Cartel Secret sauce

Smoky bacon, American cheese, tomato, lettuce and house ranch dressing

Just $13 a POP – Get around them, Louie style!

Soul Cartel curly fries

Where did the name Po’ Boy come from?
There are countless stories as to the origin of the term “po’ boy”. A popular local theory claims that “po’ boy”, as specifically referring to a type of sandwich, was coined in a New Orleans restaurant owned by Benny and Clovis Martin (originally from Raceland, Louisiana), former streetcar conductors. In 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, the Martin brothers served their former colleagues free sandwiches. The Martins’ restaurant workers jokingly referred to the strikers as “poor boys”, and soon the sandwiches themselves took on the name. In Louisiana dialect, this is naturally shortened to “po’ boy.

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