Depending on where you are in New Jersey, the Italian sub could be called the Hoagie, Hero, or the Sub. In New England it’s called a grinder and in Connecticut a wedge. No matter what it's called, it's a delicious combination of meats, cheeses and spices.
The Italian sub made its way to New Jersey by way of southern Italian immigrants. The sandwich is housed in a baked crusty bread with pointed ends and stuffed with a variety of cured meats and cheeses. Italian laborers and dock workers loved the sandwiches as a convenient lunch, and soon delis started catering to them. Eventually this sandwich gained popularity outside of the Italian-American community. Typically it is made with crusty bread, provolone cheese, Italian hard salami, lettuce, tomatoes, oil and vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper.
10Best and Sandwich America recruited a panel of local foodies to nominate 20 of their favorite places to get an Italian sub or hoagie. For the past four weeks, readers have been voting for their favorites, and the results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Italian Sub/Hoagie in New Jersey are as follows:
- Sapore Ravioli - Middlesex
- White House Subs - Atlantic City
- A Touch of Italy - Avenel
- Big Wally's Subs - Parlin
- Giovanni's Authentic Italian Deli - Vineland
- Mike's Giant Size Submarine Sandwiches - Keyport
- Jersey Subs - New Brunswick
- Riddle & Martin Sub Shop - South River
- Hershey's Subs and Deli - Westfield
- Sorrentos Subs - West Freehold
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Jenna Intersimone (MyCentralJersey.com), Tammy Paolino (Eat My Words) and Deborah Smith (JerseyBites.com) were selected based on their expertise in the world of New Jersey restaurants.
Additional nominees included Carmen's Deli in Bellmawr, Croce's in Cherry Hill, Don's Famous Hoagie Shoppe in Somerville, Elsie's Sub Shop in Red Bank, Hoagie Haven in Princeton, Longfellow's Sandwich Deli in Morristown, Sandwiches Unlimited in Orange, Slater's Deli and Catering in Leonardo, Sugar Hill Sub Shop in Mays Landing and Tastee Sub Shop in Edison.
Congratulations to all our winning subs and hoagies!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo