Our quest to try and review as many sandwiches in Philly minus cheesesteaks (overdone!) that we can.
This post will be continually updated with the sandwiches eaten on our quest. Please let us know your favorites so we can give them a whirl!
Paesano’s Lasagna Bolognese: Fried lasagna, mozzarella, provolone and an egg. Hello - that is a sandwich. 2011 Scarpetta Award Winner for best sandwich.
Banh Mi at Q.T. Vietnamese Sandwich: Nothing but disappoint with this crowd favorite.
DiNic's Roast Pork: Best sandwich in the U.S. according to Adam Richman.
Lobster Grilled Cheese at Luke’s Lobster: Perfect, albeit pricey, bite for winter months.
Border Springs Farm’s lamb shoulder, pulled pork and gyro. Best new place in Reading Terminal Market, no questions asked.
Cheesesteak Pretzel at Miller’s Twist: The best non-cheesesteak in Reading Terminal Market
The Grill at Smucker’s: The tender pot roast beef sandwich is good, not great.
Dienner’s Bar-B-Q Chicken: Skipped the pulled chicken, but check out the wings.
Hershel's Reuben: Just get this delicious sandwich
Stuffin' Cranberry from The Original Turkey. Expected more from this great idea. Add gravy perhaps?
Chicken Cutlet Italiano at Shank's Pier 40. Glen Macnow’s best hot sandwich in Philly. Overrated.
Beck’s Cajun Café’s Train Wreck Po-Boy: Amazing and creative. Get this one.
Bulgogi Cheesesteak at SK Pastrami & Things. Under the radar deliciousness.
Blue Belly BBQ’s Pulled Jerk Chicken: 2012 Scarpetta Award Winner for best sandwich.
Jake’s Sandwich Board’s 50/50 and Garlic Bomb. One of the Philly’s most creative sandwich joints.
HipCityVeg's Crispy HipCity Ranch: The only vegetarian sandwich I’d recommend to omnivores.
Cheesesteak at Ray's Pizzeria & Restaurant: Best cheesesteak in Lansdale and probably my favorite anywhere.
Meatball from Marabella: Good, not great.
Choripan Sandwich at Delicias Food Truck: Venezuelan food truck with good bites.
Stogie Joe's Tavern’s meatball sub: Go here for cheap bites and a great meatball sub. Also, get the pizza.
Schlesinger's Delicatessen: Get the Mr. Schlesinger with corned beef, coleslaw and Russian dressing on rye.
Koja Food Truck’s Bulgogi Cheesesteak: An amazing sandwich and 2011 Scarpetta Award Winner for Best Food Truck.
Cucina Zapata: Darn good tacos from a fun and inventive Thai food truck. l
Magic Carpet Foods: Falafel from a popular truck in University City.
Local 215: Variety of gourmet items. Average.
Chewy's: Good place. Skimped on the number of sliders, but worth checking out.
Far From Home Cafe Food Truck: Now defunct, but excellent burger when it was around.
Govinda’s Vegetarian Chicken Cheesesteak: Terrible, but remains very popular among vegetarians.
Blackbird's seitan cheesesteak: Another extremely popular item among vegetarians. Not good at all.