In the beginning… there was love. Love for New Orleans - the city, the people, the culture but more importantly, the food. Angels and Saints PoBoys represent just that.
The poor boy sandwich, now known as the po-boy sandwich, was birthed in 1929 during the streetcar strike at Martin Brothers’ French Market and Coffee Stand in New Orleans. They created the poor boy sandwich when the Electric Street Railway employees went on strike in 1929. The Martin brothers gave away sandwiches to the strikers - declaring "here comes another poor boy" whenever a striker would enter the restaurant.
Over time, those po-boy sandwiches developed into a popular flavorful cuisine, featuring everything from roast beef to shrimp - usually in hearty portions at a reasonable price.
Angels & Saints was created to bring that same vision to the Los Angeles area. Our flavor is authentic, as our chef literally grew up and spent most of her life in the culinary oasis of New Orleans, shadowing her grandmother as she ran everything from high end restaurants to university kitchens. That love and affinity for flavor and quality food was passed down organically and never left.
Centered around the premise that each po boy tastes "good as heaven", Angels & Saints serve the traditional 5 New Orleans style po-boys - with a little anointing if you will – offering the customers the opportunity to make any po-boy “Heaven Sent”, with Sharp cheddar cheese and thick cut bacon. With inclusion in mind and a dedication to creative delicious options, they expand the menu to include a speciality po-boy or dish every month- presenting yet another authentic bite of New Orleans while allowing the opportunity for any and everyone to catch their blessings.