Best of Philly

Best Roast Pork

2015 Best Roast Pork

Tony’s Tavern

If I was in Newtown Square, I could get $10 for it, says the namesake owner of the Delco bar that produces this salty, garlicky superstar topped with sharp provolone on a Liscio's roll. "But I'm in Collingdale, so I get $6.50." We agree: It's worth $10, easy. Our one complaint? You can only get the sandwich on Thursdays. Read More »

1002 Woodlawn Avenue, Collingdale, PA | 610-461-1652

2013 Best Homage to an Iconic Philly Food

Roast Pork at Sbraga

The filling: Italian sausage between two layers of Berkshire pork belly. The bun: provolone bread pudding speckled with sesame seeds. The veggies: long hots and broccoli rabe, straight up. The upshot: a rare tribute to a classic food that actually outshines the original. Read More »

440 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-1913 | Website

2011 Best Roast Pork

Resurrection Ale House

Topped with chunky guacamole and snappy pickled jalapeos, this south-of-the-border take on the pork sandwich proves there's still room for roast pork innovation. Read More »

2425 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-2202 | Website

2010 Best Roast Pork (City)

Tony Luke’s

This old standby is a particularly juicy version, with more garlic than most. It works. Read More »

39 East Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-551-5725 | Website

2010 Best Roast Pork (Suburbs)

Luigi and Giovanni’s

Hidden in a small grocery inside a Newtown Square strip mall is a takeout counter where you'll find a roast pork sandwich that eschews the usual slivers for hunks of tender seasoned pig. From there, you make your own decisions (endorsement: sweet and hot peppers, broccoli rabe, spinach, sharp prov) and enjoy a hot, juicy monster of a sandwich that should have been famous a long time ago. Read More »

3601 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, PA | 610-353-2080 | Website

2009 Best Roast Pork

John’s Roast Pork

Only a place this good could make it so difficult to enjoy. It's only open Monday through Friday until 3 p.m., and is located a block from Delaware Avenue, so you basically have to take the day off to experience John's warm slices of house-roasted, deeply spiced pork stacked on a kaiser roll whose doughy interior is made soft and gooey by the pork's jus, the tangy spinach, and heady, barely melted provolone. Yeah, time to take a sick day. Read More »

14 East Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-463-1951 | Website