July 23, 2013

Sandwich Quest Stops at Hershel's and Original Turkey

Two long-time favorite sandwich stands in Reading Terminal Market are Hershel's East Side Deli and The Original Turkey, located next to each other, smack in the middle of the market and near the endless line at DiNic's Roast Pork.

You're gonna need a BIG bite to tackle Hershel's reuben
Hershel’s is an authentic Jewish deli counter that dishes out NYC-sized corned beef and pastrami sandwiches at a frenetic pace. My favorite is the corned beef reuben packed between slices of toasted rye, kraut and melted swiss cheese. The pastrami sandwich is killer too. You can't go wrong with directing RTM newbies to either sandwich.

Hershel's currently has the edge over Schlesinger’s as my favorite Jewish Deli in Philadelphia (still need to get to Famous 4th St.). Any other favorites?

The Stuffin' Cranberry at The Original Turkey has been on my hit list for several years after a foodie friend mentioned it as a favorite back when we started Sandwich Quest.

It’s a classic Thanksgiving leftover sandwich with hand carved turkey, homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce. I was expecting a bit more from this sandwich since one of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving is my own leftover turkey sandwich creations. I would recommend trying it, but ask for a side of gravy to make it heartier. Be thankful that this American classic is available all year round.

Stuffin' Cranberry from The Original Turkey

Hershel's East Side Deli on Urbanspoon

The Original Turkey on Urbanspoon

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