How to Make the Best Hoagie in Philly
Amoroso’s and Sarcone’s are infallible, but for a softer roll, Del Buono’s Bakery is a consistent favorite. Also, Baker Street Bread makes fantastic Pullman and square loaves in many varieties, like subtle sourdough and a whole wheat that’s buoyant and sweet.
Di Bruno’s is known for triple creams and fancy blues, but an equal amount of attention is put toward house-aging domestic and imported sharp provolone, gruyère and cheddar.
Rieker’s Prime Meats has both creamy and sinus-clearing German mustards that can make even a subpar sandwich zippy. Wedge + Fig has sweet and savory spreads and cheese plates with accompanying mustards.
If you’re looking to go a step above Boar’s Head (which we prefer to Dietz & Watson), the house-roasted, deeply seasoned meats that make the sandwiches at world-renowned Famous Fourth Street Deli are available to go.Also, the spectacular handcrafted salumi from Wilmington’s Maiale can be found weekly at the Artisan Exchange market in West Chester.