From South Philly to the suburbs, there are go-to hoagie shops in every borough and every neighborhood. Here’s a look at some of the most sought-after hoagies in town:
Philadelphia, PA - Cheesesteaks and Hoagies are civic icons, tourist draws and cultural obsessions. Often imitated around the world, the sandwiches are rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia.
Evey one loves a good breakfast sandwich. But there's something special about a breakfast piled on a biscuit. The way they soak up egg yolk or sausage gravy (or just tons of butter). The way a good biscuit really needs no accompaniment, but of course gets more exciting when piled high. And, of course, the way a good biscuit pairs perfectly with so many breakfasty foods we love: eggs and bacon and sausage and country ham.
Listed below are just a few Philly restaurants serving up great biscuit sandwiches:
- Forget the Reuben. Old City’s Fork gives pastrami an intriguing new identity with its breakfast sandwich at Sunday brunch. The house-smoked meat is topped with pepper gravy and cauliflower on a horseradish cheddar biscuit. 306 Market Street, (215) 625-9425, forkrestaurant.com
- The Hillbilly Philly specialty at Pennsport bar The Industry tempts the weekend brunch crew. Two cheddar biscuits bookend hot and spicy fried chicken smothered in sausage gravy. 1401 E. Moyamensing Avenue, (215) 271-9500, theindustrybar.com
- Brunch at retro comfort eatery Jones turns an egg sandwich into something memorable. A buttermilk biscuit is halved and stuffed with scrambled egg, ham and cheddar. 700 Chestnut Street, (215) 223-5663, jones-restaurant.com
- When the biscuit sandwich comes from a well-established bakery, it’s only a matter of adding some smart embellishments. Metropolitan Cafe’s version includes melted cheddar cheese and a bacon onion jam—perfect for a hangout in Rittenhouse Square, just steps away. 264 S. 19th Street, (215) 545-6655, metropolitanbakery.com
- Graduate Hospital’s Pub & Kitchen delivers a chicken-cheesesteak remix. Grilled chicken, cheddar gravy and a sunny-side egg mingle on a chive-studded biscuit base. 1946 Lombard Street, (215) 545-0350, thepubandkitchen.com
- Mitch Prensky’s takeaway storefront Scratch Biscuits corners the market on all things flaky and doughy—and there’s even a gluten-free version. Sandwiches range from the Philly Farmhand, with scrapple and baked eggs, to the Brisket Biscuit, with horseradish mayo, pickled onion and smoked cheddar. 1306 Chestnut Street, (267) 930-3727, eatscratchbiscuits.com
- It’s no surprise that the modern Southern menu at Society Hill’s The Twisted Tail would be rich in buttermilk goodness, with biscuits popping up all over the place. Who can resist the chicken biscuit with pickles and pimento cheese? 509 S. 2nd Street, (215) 558-2471, thetwistedtail.com