Five Great Sandwiches in Philadelphia Beyond the Classics

Five Sandwiches that Go Beyond Classic Combos

Kentucky Klassic from Scratch Biscuits at the Headhouse Farmers' Market.

Kentucky Klassic from Scratch Biscuits at the Headhouse Farmers’ Market. | Photo by Jason Varney

No discussion of the eating habits of Philadelphians would be complete without sandwiches. Here, our suggestions for five of the best sandwiches in hoagie-loving Philadelphia.

Five Philadelphia Sandwiches that Go Beyond the Classics

1310_Cover_food-lovers-guideMeatloaf Sandwich at Royal Tavern
Two thin slices of meatloaf with crispy mushrooms, a runny egg, cheddar, and sweet, BBQ-like tomato sauce, on thick white bread. South Philly

House Breakfast Sandwich at Soup Kitchen Café
Eggs, aged cheddar, roasted tomatoes, grilled asparagus and prosciutto, on brioche. Kensington

Porchetta Sandwich at Restaurant Alba
Slow-roasted porchetta, tangy caper sauce, and a sprinkle of breadcrumb salsa. Malvern

Kentucky Klassic Biscuit Sandwich at the Headhouse Farmers’ Market
Benton’s country ham, pimento cheese, house pickles and hot sauce, on chef Mitch Prensky’s house-made biscuits. The sandwich is so good that it inspired Prensky to work on launching his own Scratch Biscuits food cart. Old City

The Overboard at Ippolito’s Seafood
Fried flounder topped with coleslaw, french fries, and tartar and hot sauces, on sliced country bread. South Philly

Check out the full Food Lover’s Guide to Philly for everything from brunch bloodies to hoagie ingredients – everything you need to know to eat well in Philadelphia right now.

First appeared in the October, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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