Step into just about any bakery or convenience store in the Mountain State, and you'll likely find a fresh batch of a much-beloved food item, the pepperoni roll. This sandwich-like snack consists of a soft yeast bread roll with pepperoni slices baked inside.
The sandwich was first crafted by Giuseppe Argiro, who came from Italy to work in the West Virginia coal mines near Clarksburg. Giuseppe noticed that many immigrant miners would eat a slice of bread with some pepperoni on top for a quick lunch, and he decided to try baking the pepperoni right into the bread. A legend was born.
10Best and Sandwich America set out to find the best pepperoni rolls in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with a local West Virginia food writer with a passion for pepperoni rolls and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy shops across the state. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Pepperoni Roll in West Virginia are as follows:
- The Donut Shop - Buckhannon
- Dragon Mart - Cameron
- Boggs Pizza and Grill - Middlebourne
- Pasco's Pizza - New Martinsville
- Tomaro's Bakery - Clarksburg
- Colasessano's Pizza - Fairmont
- Country Club Bakery - Fairmont
- D'annunzio's - Clarksburg
- Home Industry Bakery - Clarksburg
- Terra Cafe - Morgantown
Congratulations to all our winning pepperoni roll bakeries!
Editors' Note: The list of winners was corrected on March 7, 2017 after a nominee was removed for violation of the Official Rules.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo