A hoagie is a sacred thing. Sub? Never heard of it. Hero? Not in these parts. Grinder? What on earth is that? No, in Philly, a hoagie is a sandwich of meats, cheeses, and condiments on a long, sometimes seeded roll. There are as many hoagie varieties as there are Philadelphians (though you can never go wrong with a classic Italian), and wherever you go in this beautiful city, you are never far from finding a very good one.
Whatever your fancy, a hoagie will hit the spot. If you like several kinds of sliced meat stacked on top of each other, then an Italian is the way to go. (You might hear locals ask for mortadel, soppressad, and prozhoot when they order.) Maybe you’re looking for a more classic sandwich experience stuffed onto a long, crunchy roll: turkey and cheese is always an option. Vegetarians need not fear, either. Philly’s best establishments are serving up hoagies for herbivores, too. Here we’ve compiled 15 great spots for a classic Philly hoagie — and a reminder: this map is only oriented geographically and is not ranked.Read More