A Sandwich A Day: Meatball Sandwich from George's Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

[Photographs: Hawk Krall]

During our recent epic search for Philadelphia's best sandwiches, we searched high and low for a really good meatball sandwich, and suffered through a lot of lukewarm, tasteless, bready meatballs covered with cheap mozzarella on soggy rolls. But George's delicious, tender meatballs slow-cooked in family-recipe sauce and served simply on a roll with a shake of parm was hands down the best I've ever had in Philadelphia.

This tiny walk-up sandwich shop is really a must-visit in Philly. Their delicious, tender tripe sandwich is well known, and they also do terrific cheesesteaks, roast pork, and even veal sandwiches. All made on the tiny front window grill that always has a few rolls warming up on top ready to be filled with whatever you desire.

George's Sandwich Shop

900 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3905 (map); 215-592-8363