1. Steak Sandwich Wiz Wit
WHERE: Pat’s King of Steaks
HISTORY: Pat’s is known as the originator of the Philly Cheesesteak. They’ve been in business since 1930. Right across the street is Geno’s Steaks. The two have a huge rivalry, but it’s up to you whose cheesesteak you prefer.
FUN FACT: You can learn to order like a local here.
2. The Paesano
WHERE: Paesano’s Philly Style
WHAT’S IN IT? Beef brisket, horseradish mayo, roasted tomatoes, peperoncini, sharp provolone, and a fried egg.
OMG WHAT: Their potatoes are roasted in duck fat and are smothered in provolone cheese. OMG.
3. The Italian Hoagie
WHERE: Sarcone’s Deli
WHAT’S IN IT? Thinly sliced prosciutto, hot capicola, hard salami, provolone cheese, oil, vinegar, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.
FUN FACT: They make their own bread, and they even supply it to other restaurants around the city.
4. Meatball Sandwich
5. Vegan Chicken Cheesesteak
6. Roast Pork Sandwich with Brocolli Rabe and Provolone
7. The Valley Thunder Grilled Cheese Sandwich
WHAT’S IN IT: “Valley Thunder” (12-month cheddar), Bubbe’s brisket, and baked macaroni and cheese.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I TRY? Get the ketchup-flavored kettle chips!
8. Hot Roast Pork Sandwich
WHERE: John’s Roast Pork
WHAT’S IN IT: Just roast pork if you want!
JUST PORK? Eating it plain is delicious. The pork is simmered in its own gravy. Add provolone and sautéed spinach if you’re hankering for more.
9. The 50/50 Sandwich
WHERE: Jake’s Sandwich Board
WHAT’S IN IT? 1/2 pork, 1/2 smoky grilled bacon with house sriracha spread and sharp provolone.
FUN FACT: They have $5 MYOP (Make Your Own Pork sandwich) Mondays.
10. Meatloaf Sandwich
WHERE: Royal Tavern
WHAT’S IN IT? Meatloaf, bacon, crispy mushrooms, fried egg, cheddar, and tomato glaze on white bread.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU GET: There’s also a pretty wicked vegan sloppy joe for non-meat eaters.
11. Hot Pastrami With Swiss
WHERE: Koch’s Deli
DO YOU LIKE SAMPLES? They love giving out samples. Try to your heart’s content.
FUN FACT: Their motto is “more meat for less bread.”