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Where to Find the Best Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philadelphia

This is your guide to tracking down and enjoying the best Roast Pork Sandwiches across Philadelphia

The roast pork sandwich from DiNic's in the Reading Terminal Market has been declared the best sandwich in America. Credit: Left photo by G. Widman; right photo by J. Smith, both for VIsit Philadelphia


When it comes to quintessential Philly sandwiches, the cheesesteak may be more famous, but the roast pork sandwich is a sleeper favorite of many. And for an authentic roast pork sandwich, there are a few places in Philadelphia that make it better than anywhere else. This is your guide — complete with map — to finding those places.

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Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef

Home to the “Best Sandwich in America”

DiNic’s Roast Pork in Reading Terminal Market

Located in the famous Reading Terminal Market in Center City, DiNic’s has been wowing locals and visitors alike for decades with its amazing roast pork sandwich. In 2012, its roast pork sandwich was deservingly crowned “The Best Sandwich in America” by Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America.

12th & Arch Streets
(215) 923-6175

John’s Roast Pork

South Philadelphia sandwich shack sending customers away happy since 1930

John’s Roast Pork

Though the cheesesteak here is considered by some critics to be the city’s best, it may only be the second best sandwich on the menu; the namesake roast pork sandwich is actually good enough to keep you from even thinking about ordering anything else.

14 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951

Tony Luke’s

The age-old dilemma: the Cheesesteak or the Roast Pork Italian

Tony Luke’s Philadelphia

Located next to an I-95 underpass on an otherwise dull stretch of Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia, Tony Luke’s is a Philadelphia institution. There’s no need for an inside here — you order and pick up your sandwich from the street side windows and feast upon your reward at the outdoor picnic-style tables.

39 E. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5725

Cosmi’s Deli

A corner deli in South Philly executing excellent cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast pork and more

Cosmi’s in South Philadelphia

The pork is slow roasted for hours and then placed in a long seeded Sarcone’s roll and topped with broccoli rabe or spinach and sharp provolone. It’s a thing of beauty.

Award-winning and independently owned for decades, Cosmi’s serves some of the best hoagies, cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches in Philadelphia.

1501 S. Eighth St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 468-6093
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Award-winning sandwiches in Northern Liberties

Outside Paesano’s second location in the Italian Market.

The Arista is Paesano’s take on a roast pork sandwich. It involves roasted suckling pig adorned with long hots, sharp provolone and broccoli rabe. It’s awesome.

Satiate your hunger for great sandwiches with Chef Peter McAndrews award-winning eatery on Girard Avenue.

152 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Paesano’s II

Serious sandwiches with Italian influence


You can also get the The Arista at Paesano’s second location in the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. Made of roasted suckling pig adorned with long hots, sharp provolone and broccoli rabe, the sandwich is awesome.

The second location of Northern Liberties’ gourmet Italian sandwich shop resides in heart of the Italian Market. Among the bread-swaddled options: roasted suckling pig adorned with long hots, sharp provolone and broccoli rabe, as well as fried lasagna topped with a fried egg.

1017 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 440-0371

Sarcone’s Deli

Very nearly Hoagie Heaven


Sarcone’s is primarily known for their hoagies, but their roast pork sandwich is equally amazing. Set out to try one soon.

The Sarcone’s Hoagie Roll is a work of art. A delicately crunchy crust and a soft, dense interior, the combination of which makes for the perfect bread to be filled with meats, cheese, oils, vinegars and herbs.

734 S. 9th Street (9th and Fitzwater) Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 922-1717

The Corner Foodery

An expert mash-up of a beer emporium and a insanely delicious sandwich shop

The Corner Foodery

The Porchetta is The Corner Foodery’s take on the classic roast pork sandwich. It comes on a long hoagie roll — you can get seeded or unseeded, we recommend seeded — with a generous helping of succulent roast pork, aged provolone cheese, broccoli rabe and long hots for a little extra kick. It’s great. You should make a point of eating one as soon as possible.

Born on Antique Row, expanded to Northern Liberties and Roxborough, beer and sandwich specialist The Corner Foodery performs its fourth act in Rittenhouse Square. Up for grabs at the eat-in or takeout spot: 600 kinds of bottled beer, house-cured charcuterie and hearty hoagies.

1710 Sansom Street
(215) 567-1500

Shank’s Original

Classic Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies on the South Philadelphia waterfront.

Shank’s Original

Visit Shank’s Original for a highly reputed cheesesteak and an old-school South Philly experience transplanted to the waterfront. The tradition of Shank’s dates back to 1962 when Shank’s and Evelyn’s (“Shank’s”) opened its doors to the Italian Market near 10th and Catherine Streets. In 2009, Shank’s closed it’s original location and opened a new location on Columbus Boulevard. The new location is right at the base of Pier 40 on the Delaware River.

901 S. Columbus Blvd.
(215) 218-4000



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