11 Best Must-Try Hoagies in Philadelphia

Hoagies in Philadelphia

Photo: Tony's Food Market in South Philly

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Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia Hoagies - A Hoagie is Philadelphia's version of a sub sandwich, except better. It's like an old-fashioned antipasto salad on a roll with Italian meats, cheese, vegetables, and peppers. In Philly, The Hoagie is how we eat lunch; it’s the city's version of the everyday sandwich. Below are a few of our staff picks for The Best Hoagies in Philadelphia.

 Where to Get The Best Hoagies in Philly

1. Tony's Food Market in South Philly

Indeed, the best old-time mom-and-pop stores left that still deliver groceries to your door. Tony (Who recently passed) and Frank are two brothers who have become a neighborhood staple. An actual family-run business. Everything there is always fresh: the lunch meats, rolls, dairy, you name it. But the Old School Hoagies, cut fresh at the deli counter, is that star here. 2655 S Jessup St Philadelphia, PA 19148

2. Ricci's Hoagies

Snug family sandwich shop, open since the '20s, is known for its cheesesteaks and a long list of subs. The hoagies are made Fresh Daily with the Freshest and Tastiest Ingredients. Address: 1165 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA

3. Angelo's Pizzeria

The simple parlor is known for classic and creative sandwiches, fried snacks, and breakfast options. Must-Try: ITALIAN - Genoa salami, cotegina, hot capitol, imported ham, mild provolone. Address: 736 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA

4. Antonio's Deli

Small deli on Federal Street. The Hoagies are served on freshly baked Sarcone's Bread with lettuce, tomato, onion, seasoning, and olive oil. Must-Try: The Italian - Genoa Salami, Coteghino, Mortadella and Provolone. Address: 1014 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA

5. Dattilo's Delicatessen

Family-run Italian deli offers fresh and cooked meats, cheeses, hearty sandwiches, and groceries. Must-Try: Dattilo's Main Event - Tangy Provolone Cheese, Hot Capicola, Pepperoni, DiLusso Genoa Salami, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, and Homemade Roasted. Address: 8000 Horrocks St, Philadelphia, PA

6. Cosmi's Deli

Hoagies are made with local bread, hearty portions of meat, and other toppings in a low-key setting. Must-Try: Antipasto Hoagie - Roasted peppers, green olives, black olives, sharp provolone, extra virgin olive oil, and aged balsamic. Address: 1501 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA

7. Dolores’

Small neighborhood deli serving up the classics and great Hoagies. Must-Try: The Pooh Bear - American Cheese, Honey Turkey, Honey Ham, Lettuce, tomato, Fried Pickles, Money Mustard Mayo, and SPO. Address: 1841 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

8. Liberty Kitchen

Stop by Liberty Kitchen for your Hoagie Club card because eating hoagies should come with rewards. Beyond the meats and cheeses and stuff. Must-Try: Della Casa - their house Hoagie, made with 1732 meat, fresh mozzarella, arugula tossed with Calabrian Chilli Oil, and house balsamic. Address: 1244 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA

9. Lennies Hoagies

You can't go wrong with anything at Lennie's: good quality meat and significant portions on a homemade roll. Must-Try - Italiano Hoagie - Imported ham, Genoa salami, capicola and provolone cheese. Dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, oil, and seasoning. Address: 6141 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA

10 P&S Ravioli Company

Venerable destination for picking up Italian specialties such as pasta, baked goods, and hoagies. Must-Try: Spicy Italian – Hot Sopressata, sharp provolone, and hot man Capicolla. Address: 1722 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145

11. Woodrow's Sandwich Shop

Intimate urban sandwich bar with outdoor seating serving hearty subs, brunches & salads. Must-Try: The Italian - truffle mortadella, fennel salami, spicy soppressata, prosciutto cotto, provolone, herb mayo, oil & vinegar, LTO, arugula, cherry peppers. Address: 630 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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