Philadelphia chooses ‘Italian’ as favorite hoagie, according to Metro poll

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National Hoagie Day has now come and gone, and as folks around the country enjoyed the official sandwich of Philadelphia, Metro asked those in and around the city about their hoagie of choice. Whether your taste buds prefer the homestyle taste of the always-popular ham and cheese or the crisp and tangy taste of a tuna hoagie, there’s a hoagie out there for everyone.

After a knockout tournament featuring eight of the most signature hoagie flavors, the winner in the eyes of Philadelphians became clear.

Philadelphians choose ‘Italian’ as hoagie of choice

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Coming out on top over such delicious options as the classic American, tender Roast Beef, and the timeless Turkey and cheese, the Italian reigns supreme for the people of Philadelphia, winning its final matchup against the warm and welcoming Meatball with a commanding 68.9% of the votes.

Stacked high with an array of Italian deli meats, your choice of cheese, classic hoagie veggies, and a healthy splash of oil and vinegar, it’s no surprise that so many in the Philadelphia area recognize it as the top dog of the hoagie world.

There’s no shortage of stellar spots to get an Italian hoagie in and around the City of Brotherly Love, so stop by one or more of your favorite local shops, delicatessens, or even your favorite Sheetz or Wawa, depending on which side of that turf war you fall on.

What do you think? Did the city get this one right?