Tastes Like Home: Philly Hoagie

16 Mar

Photo by Casey Taylor Patten

The first in an occasional series.

Often one of the biggest causes of homesickness is missing a fave food. After living in DC for over 10 years, my coworker had just about given up on finding a true Philly hoagie in the district … when it happened: She discovered Taylor Gourmet.

The two young owners of the deli, also Philly natives, moved to DC in 2002 and when they couldn’t find a good local hoagie shop, they were inspired to start their own. The hoagies (subs for the uninitiated) are named after places in Philly, for example the Philadelphia Landfill and the Schuylkill Expressway. And the bread arrives daily direct from the city of brotherly love. The meat and cheese is imported from Italy. But don’t ask for mayo or mustard—that’s a no-no on a true hoagie (though any Philadelphian would know that already).

My coworker recommends the classic 9th Street Italian and I like the vegetarian Christina Street but, judging by all the good press they’ve received, you probably can’t go wrong with anything you choose.

One Response to “Tastes Like Home: Philly Hoagie”

  1. Lisi March 18, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    The risotto balls are to die for, too! A must-order!

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