Vote Now For The Best Real Philly Deli Sandwich of 2017 (Plus, 3 Mouth-Watering Meat-and-Cheese Combos You’d Never Expect)
There’s a certain art and finesse when it comes to crafting a delicious hoagie that’s as tasty as it is, well, beautiful. And as any hoagie connoisseur will tell you, creating a lunchtime masterpiece all starts by stacking only the finest ingredients on the inside.
That’s why Dietz & Watson is looking for you, hoagie enthusiasts, to help them pick the Philadelphia deli that does it best. From classic staples to more adventurous combinations of carved turkey and chicken, Dietz & Watson is on the hunt for the Best Real Philly Deli Sandwich of 2017.
This year’s contenders include the treasured classics like Italian hoagies from McFarlan’s Market, DJ Sunoco, and John’s Friendly Market, unique pairings from Divello’s Deli of Cherry Hill, Fishtown Market, and O’Neill’s Food Market as well as a face-off between family recipes from Roma’s Italian Specialties, Somerdale Cold Cuts, Village Pantry, and Centrella’s Deli.
Each Philly deli has their own secret to perfecting their sandwich of choice, but it’s up to you to decide who wins the title of Best Real Philly Deli Sandwich of 2017. Check out this week’s featured delis and taste them in person during a free pop-up tasting at The Shops at Liberty Place May 1 through the 5 from 11 to 2 pm.
The Sweet & Spicy Maple Turkey
It’s time to up your lunch game. Divello’s is all about bringing patrons favorites together in clever, tasty flavor combos. This sweet and spicy hoagie is the perfect example–you had us at bacon and honey mustard.
Where to find it: Divello’s Deli of Cherry Hill, 15 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill NJ
Origin story: The creative minds have been in the sandwich making business for more than 30 years for a reason. “The one and only” DiVello’s knows how to up the ante on classic flavors and does it with a smile.
Roasted Turkey with Pepper Jack
This isn’t your standard turkey hoagie. Pepper jack cheese adds a pop of flavor that harmonizes happily with the oaky goodness of oven roasted turkey sliced thin.
Where to find it: Fishtown Market, 2320 Norris Street, Philadelphia PA
The combo: Dietz & Watson Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, pepper jack cheese, and your choice of toppings.
Origin story: Fishtown Market is known for their speedy service and convenient selection of everything you could ever need from a corner store. This flavor combo has been the team’s best-selling hoagie for a straight decade.
Chicken Caesar Hoagie
What makes a salad better? Adding a bun, of course. And no one knows that better than the team at family-owned and operated O’Neill’s Food Market.
Where to find it: O’Neill’s Food Market, 347 N. Easton Road, Glenside PA
The combo: Dietz & Watson Chicken Breast, crisp romaine lettuce, housemade Caesar dressing.
Origin story: This genuine Irish market is owned and operated by a true Irish family. Besides stocking shelves with fresh, local ingredients they also offer unique Irish imports and hoagies combos including their this latest menu favorite.
Find your a favorite? To cast your vote in Dietz & Watson’s Best Real Philly Deli Sandwich of 2017, click here.This is a paid partnership between Dietz & Watson and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio