Where To Find The Best Hoagies In Philadelphia
Where to find some of the best sandwiches in America’s best sandwich city…
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 let’s talk about the hoagie for a minute. For those unfamiliar, the classic hoagie is made built-to-order on a long Italian roll and is typically filled with deli meats and cheeses and finished with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, a sprinkle of oregano and a drizzle of oil and vinegar. However, hoagies are as diverse as their makers, sometimes coming stuffed with tuna, chicken cutlets and roasted vegetables, and topped with punches of flavor like fried long-hots, sautéed greens, artichokes and more.
What separates a hoagie from a ham and cheese sandwich is the bread. The best hoagies are made atop bread delivered daily from the local bakery. From there, it’s all about the quality of the provolone, the prosciutto, the sopressata, the roasted peppers and whatever else might be going inside.
Hungry yet? Good. Read on for our guide to some of the best spots for authentic Philly hoagies in the City of Brotherly Love.
The Foodery Rittenhouse
Honorable Mention: Wawa