The 5 Best Philly Sandwiches That Aren’t Cheesesteaks

The 5 Best Philly Sandwiches That Aren’t Cheesesteaks

By Iris McCarthy, Foodable Contributor

Formally, Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love, but perhaps its real nickname should be the City of Sandwich Love. In a city that has elevated the cheesesteak to civic symbol status, it’s no secret that Philadelphians are serious about their food. Though the cheesesteak was declared the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia” in 1992, many may not know that there’s so much more to the city’s sandwich scene than the iconic cheesesteak —others might go so far as to say there are some sandwiches that rival the renowned legend. Whatever you choose to call it — zep, hoagie, sub, sammy — there are some real contenders in the sandwich game.

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