Philadelphia Hoagies Page: News, Reviews, History
Here's a page for lovers of the hoagie, one of Philadelphia's signature sandwiches. Or should we say, a whole category of savory choices -- everything from the classic Italian to turkey, tuna and roast beef hoagies? This page has many choices, too, from news and reviews to photographs, polls and history.
8 GREAT HOAGIE PLACES
Paesano’s Winner, WIP’s Italian Hoagie Hunt
Sarcone’s Deli Best in South Philly 2008, per Philadelphia Magazine
Primo Hoagies WIP’s Listeners’ Choice Award
Lombardi’s Italian Inferno a favorite of Inquirer's Craig LaBan
Chickie’s Excellent specialty hoagies. “Best veggie, for sure,” LaBan says
Carlino’s Best in the burbs (Hoagie Hunt)
Carmen’s Deli: South Jersey’s best (Philly Mag)
White House Sub Shop Shore’s best (LaBan)
The biography of the hoagie may have more versions than hoagies have ingredients.
Was the name derived from the Hog Island shipyard? An Irishman named Hogan? The "hobo" sandwich? The expression "on the hoke"?
Or the notion you'd have to be a hog to eat so big a sandwich?
Has a Philadelphia classic been redefined? Before the 1980s, old-timers and bakers agree, if you ordered an Italian hoagie you got a plain roll. No sesame seeds. What planted the seed of change?
"Hoagiegate" made headlines in 2003. The furor was over the right of fans to bring food into the new stadium. After much ado about hoagies, the Eagles dropped the ban.
Who makes the best cheesesteaks? Is Whiz the best choice? How would Georges Perrier make a cheesesteak? And much more.