Five Famous Philly Foods

Over the years, Philadelphia has had a large population of immigrants, contributing to a wide mixture of tastes to cater to. Many kinds of food were made famous in or near Philadelphia that maintain significant bonds with the city. At Village Catering, exceptional caterers in Philadelphia, you can get a taste of some of the city’s finest. Here are five of the most prominent foods in the City of Brotherly Love.

  1. Cheesesteak

Easily the food that is most associated with Philly is the cheesesteak. It is a sandwich made with sliced beef, melted cheese and onions on an Italian roll. Cheese options are usually American, Provolone, or Cheez Whiz, the latter being the most popular.

  1. Hoagie

Known simply as an average sandwich almost everywhere else, the hoagie is another sandwich made famous in Philadelphia, of Italian-American origin. Declared the official sandwich of Philadelphia in 1992, the hoagie is a sandwich made of meat and cheese with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions on an Italian roll.

  1. Philadelphia Pepper Pot

Not as well known as numbers 1 and 2 on the list, The Philadelphia Pepper Pot is a soup consisting of tripe, meat, vegetables, pepper and other seasonings. It is said to have been originally concocted during the American Revolutionary War.

  1. Snapper Soup

The Snapper Soup is a thick brown turtle soup served with sherry. It is a Philadelphia delicacy, typically found in seafood restaurants and local bars. It is often served with oyster crackers and horseradish.

  1. Soft Pretzel

The Pennsylvania Dutch brought the soft pretzel to the Philadelphia area. These pretzels became synonymous with Philadelphia due to all the vendors that were selling them on the streets and all the companies producing them here to this day over 150 years later!

Honorable Mentions

  • Irish Potato Candy – Coconut cream rolled inside a cinnamon exterior – looking like small potatoes, hence its name. They are about the size of a ping pong ball and are popular during St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Water Ice – Commonly known as an Italian ice
  • Texas Tommy – Generally, a hot dog with cheddar cheese and bacon

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