The only things that I had around my corner to eat growing up was a couple of fried-chicken-peddling Chinese takeout joints, some poor pizza, and the Uni One Gourmet Deli on Broadway just south of Tiemann Place. In all my fifteen years living there, I never set foot in deli, but had Twitter existed when I was a kid, I might have known that a great sandwich was right under my nose the entire time.
'Hoagie' on Serious Eats
Equal parts non-traditional Philadelphia hoagie shop and non-traditional Jewish deli, Koch's makes some of the best and most unique sandwiches in the city.
Thinly shaved dry capicolla and prosciutto, sharp provolone, and roasted long hots on fresh Italian bakery bread—one of the best Italian hoagies in Philly.