Where To Find The Best Roast Pork Sandwiches In Philadelphia
A guide to one of Philly’s vastly underrated signature sandwiches
Philadelphia loves great sandwiches. We know them. We love them. We eat them. It’s what we do.
From the world-famous Philly cheesesteak to its less famous (but equally delicious) brother, the hoagie, to the third juggernaut in Philly’s sandwich triumvirate, the roast pork sandwich, Philadelphia is a sandwich-lover’s dream.
So it’s no surprise that SAVEUR Magazine declared Philadelphia “America’s Best Sandwich City.”
There are a lot of great sandwiches in the City of Brotherly Love, but if you want a truly authentic taste of Philly, you have to seek out a roast pork sandwich.
The lesser known of Philly’s long-roll lunches, the roast pork sandwich was born from Italian-American cookery. It typically contains tender slow-roasted pork, usually shaved or chopped, and layered with melting sharp provolone cheese and garlicky sautéed broccoli rabe or spinach. All of this is assembled in long Italian roll that comes seeded and unseeded.
It’s a regional delicacy that, like the hoagie and the cheesesteak, has become one of Philadelphia’s signature sandwiches.
Here’s where to find a few of the best in town.
DiNic's Roast Pork
John's Roast Pork
High Street on Market
Paesano's Philly Style
Jake's Sandwich Board
Nick's Old Original Roast Beef
Woodrow's Sandwich Shop
The Foodery Rittenhouse
Matt & Marie's
George's Sandwich Shop