Best of Philly

2009 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.

14 East Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148; 215-463-1951;