Chester County in Southeastern Pennsylvania is Home to Two of the Best Hoagies


Discover Exceptional Hoagie Shops in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Lorenzo's Steaks on the East Side

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While Philadelphia is renowned for its hoagies, Southeastern Pennsylvania is also home to several stellar hoagie shops. Highlighting the region’s sandwich scene, two of them are nestled in Chester County, according to Jen O’Mara’s article in The Keystone News.

Phoenixville and West Chester Hoagie Shops: A Taste Rivaling Philadelphia

Among the eight notable hoagie shops that rival Philadelphia, Phoenixville and West Chester stand out for their delightful offerings.

The long-standing Bob’s Haven Deli in Phoenixville takes pride in its unique hoagie variant dubbed the “zep.” Operating for over six decades, Bob’s Haven Deli has kept their sandwich recipes authentic and straightforward.

The defining elements of a zep include a long roll, a single type of meat and cheese, as well as onion and tomato slices, further seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano.

West Chester’s Classic Hoagie Offerings

In West Chester, Lorenzo’s Steaks on the East Side upholds tradition with their hoagies. While they offer a range of breakfast options, wings, and cheesesteaks, The Keystone News has a particular fondness for their Nigerian option: a hoagie combining American cheese, roast beef, turkey, tomato, lettuce, and onions.

Owner Christos Moscharis grew up in West Chester and took over the family shop from his father.

Explore more about the leading hoagie shops in Southeastern Pennsylvania in The Keystone News.

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