The Region's Best Hoagies

Check out the results of this week's Readers' Choice poll from the Greater Philadelphia area.

From the Upper Main Line to Northwest Philadelphia and around the Greater Philadelphia area, Patch polled readers to find the place with the best hoagie. After a week of voting, the winners the Readers' Choices have been tallied. Check out which businesses were Patch Readers' Choice winners below. 

If there’s a great place we missed, please be sure to let us know in the comments, and if we hit the best ones, let everyone else know by clicking on the location and leaving a review.


  • :  8101 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
  •   7619 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
  •   186 E Evergreen Avenue, Philadelphia

Main Line East

  • :  230 Haverford Avenue, Narberth
  •   201 S Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
  •   19 Woodside Road, Ardmore
  •   841 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr

Chester County

  • : , 676 Lancaster Avenue Berwyn
  • :  567 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern
  • : , 402 W High Street Phoenixville
  • : , 706 E Gay Street, West Chester

Delaware County

  • , 3521 W Chester Pike Newtown Square
  • :  1260 N Providence Road, Media 
  • :  195 Saxer Avenue, Springfield
  •   1000 Darby Road, Havertown
krautmef May 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM
t+f used to be the best but they have gotten expensive and less meat.
SR Gindler-Price May 20, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Lee's Hoagies, 1656 Old York Road, Abington Majors, corner of Ridge & Midvale, East Falls All Time Fav (worth the trip) Ricci's, 1165 South 11th Street, South Philly: http://www.riccishoagies.com/
LYNNE May 20, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Obviously the SEO or marketing company for Wawa has placed these votes. No hoagie connoisseur would ever do that. Wawa is great for a cheap, close to work, fast, lunchtime sandwich. A real meal would be A Cut Above for Italian or Chicken Cutlet. Boccella's in Havertown is to die for, any of theirs. Mike and Emma's in Folsom is old world Italian and cheesesteaks, homemade roasted sweets or hots, no lettuce. Specialty hoagies from Cappriotti's like the Bobbie w/real turkey, stuffing and cranberries, or the Capastrami w/swiss, pastrami, coleslaw and thousand island. Slacks has an unusual shrimp salad w/provolone hoagie that is awesome, along with the usual great hoagie varieties. Fresh tasty rolls, packed w/ high quality meats that haven't sat around forever, and homemade oil, peppers, and the real Italian touch are what make these unique. No, I'm not Italian, I'm Irish, no prejudice here, lol!
momof3 May 20, 2012 at 04:19 PM
It's Obvious that Red Roof..WAWA corporate HQ's.....put it out to all the managers to get all their employees to vote for them..Maybe the winning manager gets a WAWA Gift card to get a Hoagie..Bet he gives it away!!
HARRY WHALEN May 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
vinny May 20, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I think Antonella's Italian Kitchen is the best place for a Hoagie.. http://jokeofthedayblog.blogspot.com
John May 20, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Wa Wa ! are you kidding. This must have been a survey for Wa Wa employees only. Pagano,s, Sangillo's(Burmont Road), Clifton Deli, Cut Above and Colonial Market in Manoa shopping Center just to mention a few. Don't these people know that Wa wa is not the only place to shop. How Sad. Guess they've never been to South Phila.
James May 20, 2012 at 05:56 PM
The WAWA thing doesn't surprise me and I don't think it is a corporate effort, people take hoagies in our area very seriously but the majority of people are all about convenience, WAWA provides a better-than-mediocre hoagie experience and it is everywhere. Please like John's and Cut Above, etc. are local spots that only the purists know about. A good analogy would be how The Tonight Show beats Letterman in the ratings, many would argue that Letterman's humor is better than Leno's but Leno wins because he is middle-of-the-road and most American's are fine with mediocrity. BTW, that is not an indictment of our society, it's just the reality, that is why Subway is the largest single-brand fast-food restaurant in the world. I'll go to WAWA over Subway EVERYTIME.
Solomon Kleit May 20, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Salumeria in the Reading Terminal-Italian with everything=best hoagie ever!
Ike May 20, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Douglas Martindale May 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Wawa in Ardmore better than the Primos just a few doors down....I don't think so. With Wawa being listed seven times, this "best of" survey is useless.
Hava Nigela May 21, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Marple -is the only Patch township in Delco that got it right! Cut Above is very good. Those WaWa hoagies go great with those pretzels under the lights! Let's have that as the next contest....best pretzels! Give me a break!
James May 21, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The Ardmore WAWA used to have a grill and made cheesesteaks 24/7, they were really good.
Ed Roper May 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I guess everybody yelling about WaWa being picked in Malvern probably hasn't ever been to Malvern. During the lunch rush, the smaller shops are flooded with people, and WaWa is often the quickest game in town. So thus, it's going to get more votes simply because more people visit it.
Version May 21, 2012 at 03:34 PM
It people are picking Wawa as the best place for a hoagie, they do not know a good hoagie. They use way to much lettuces and not enough GOOD fresh lunch meat!!!
Bruce Haines May 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
You have GOT to be kidding me! Hey, I enjoy a Wawa Hoagie as much as the next guy from time to time, but really guys, there are a number of top-self alternatives. Sort of like comparing a Chevy and a Cadillac. A Chevy is a good car, but you pay more and go out of your way for a better car or sandwich. In Media for example, Planet Hoagie or Primo Hoagie, and even Vinnie's all make a higher-end, hand-crafted sandwich. Get out, explore, treat your taste buds!!
Debbie Thomas May 21, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I will be checking out T&F this weekend if it is re-opened. It's a little out of the way but I have to taste one of those hoagies. I want to see if all of these great reviews are true.
Karen M. Smith May 21, 2012 at 06:20 PM
I love Dalessandro's for their cheese steaks. Guess I need to try a hoagie. Likewise, I've never gotten a hoagie at T & F Farmers Pride, but I do go there for pancetta because it's the freshest in the neighborhood. Make sense they'de have good sammies.
Jim May 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Your right Karen, Delasandro's has a good cheese steak,not the best in the city though. Delasandro's Hoagie is sweet. WaWA can be good,but you have to tell the sandwhich maker how to mix the Italian meats and cheeses. Thats important.
John from PA May 21, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Confucius say, person who buy hoagie at Wawa get gas..
Phillyjazz May 21, 2012 at 07:55 PM
If you go to D'allesandro's you have to go when it is not busy. Otherwise you get gray, steamed steak. If they have a 10 lb. hunk of pre-cooked meat sitting on the grill, walk across the street to Chubby's.
Phil Coladonato May 21, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I think Landis in Wayne (formerly Mister Sandwich) is the best around. Who's better? Great Italian lunch meats, corned beef, chicken salad etc, and they cook turkeys and roast beefs right there! John's is 2nd, Primos 3rd.
Melissa Eastman May 22, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Amen, Donna! Wawa is a last ditch resort when all the other REAL hoagie shops have closed for the night.
Candy Savarese May 22, 2012 at 04:54 PM
The very best "A Cut Above" in Newtown Square...now that's a hoagie!!!!
brian sutcliffe May 25, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Boston Style is a joke. I mean I never nderstood the fascination with the food here. Other than some sandwiches most everything is sub-par.
Jim May 27, 2012 at 03:44 AM
The pork house at 2nd and snyder. Enough said Ted!
Brad May 28, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Silvios in Hatboro is the best hoagie. Majors in Eastfalls is good as well. Also Lincoln Deli on the corner of Lincoln Drive and Mt. Pleasent.
Krystal Marie Denbow June 21, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Lennies Hoagies Hands Down the Best !!
Nicholas Staich August 17, 2012 at 08:56 PM
This is true, but McDonald's makes a faster hamburger and has more throughput than say Five Guys, but I don't know a single person to date who has said McDonalds has the best hamburger compared to Five Guys. While I don't disagree with your assertion that more people go to Wawa, hence more votes, I do believe those people have missed the point of the contest. It's not about speed and convenience, it is about quality and taste.
Nicholas Staich August 17, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Lee's Hoagie House makes a phenomenal hoagie, and they are all over the area (less so out near Pville.) I was also surprised that Primo's didn't make the list, as they have a decent presence geographically, have quick turnaround, and make a far superior sandwich to Wawa. I'll have to try Bridgeside Deli and see what they are about after these results. Cheesesteaks are a whole different issue, and I thing some of the best of those are Steve's Prince of Steaks (Philly), Mama's (Bala Cynwyd), Hog Island (Pville), Pat's (S. Philly), and for an awesome Roast Pork with Sharp Prov Tony Luc's on Oregon Ave. in S. Philly is the top of the pile. I think that cheesesteaks should have their own contest. I spent a lot of time working at various steak shops when I was younger, and learned a lot about the business. The bread is the most important ingredient, followed by the quality of the meats/cheeses, then the vegetables. I agree with everyone that the bread basically makes the sandwich.


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