11 Wonderful Sandwiches You Need To Eat In Philly

The city of brotherly love loves sandwiches. You can get a cheesesteak any time of day, just like you can access GEICO any time of day. And that’s something to celebrate!

1. Steak Sandwich Wiz Wit

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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

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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

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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

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WHERE: Stogie Joe’s Tavern
WHAT’S IN IT? Homemade meatballs on a kaiser roll.
FUN FACT: There’s a meatball special here for Philly restaurant week.

5. Vegan Chicken Cheesesteak

WHERE: Govinda’s Vegetarian
WHAT’S IN IT? Vegan Chik’n, rainbow peppers, vegan mayo, and soy cheese.
REVIEWS: “The chicken cheesesteak tastes exactly like the real deal… but better.”

6. Roast Pork Sandwich with Brocolli Rabe and Provolone

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WHERE: DiNic’s
FUN FACT: This sandwich was named Best in America by Adam Richman.
REVIEWS: “It took me six years to get to it, but well worth the wait. “

7. The Valley Thunder Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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WHERE: Meltkraft
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

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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

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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

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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.”

Now let’s Cheesesteak Shuffle!

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