Chester County hoagies stand tall with other regional sandwiches like cheesesteaks and pork sandwiches. Jason Sheehan sliced through the details to find the best architects of this local favorite for Philadelphia magazine.
Hoagies come with plenty of variations — peppers, seeded rolls, even vegetarian. And all fall within the range of acceptability, with the only two local “sins” against them being mayonnaise and improper nomenclature: A hoagie is a hoagie, not a sub, hero, grinder, or (perish the thought) sandwich.
Lorenzo’s Steaks and Hoagies in West Chester is among the best in-county sites for crafting hoagies.
While also creating stellar cheesesteaks, Lorenzo’s also offers just as good — if not better — hoagies. These are loaded and guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding of palates.
They can also be massive. The largest variety weighs close to four pounds. That’s about the same heft as five cans of Campbell’s Soup or a mini laptop.
Prepare to be patient when anticipating this delicacy. The shop’s popularity also brings long waits, especially during rush hours.
Read more about the hoagies available at Lorenzo’s Steaks and Hoagies in the Philadelphia magazine.