My family has been going to Sonny's Deli since they opened. It?s run by the nephew of Louis Sarcone (Sarcone?s Bakery and Sarcone?s Deli on ninth street in Philly), and it?s one of the only places that we have been able to find in Philadelphia suburbs that has real hoagies. The trick is the bread, and it?s from Sarcone?s. Sarcone?s bakery has been baking bread since the about 90 years, and when I lived downtown, if a hoagie was not made with Sarcone?s bread?it wasn?t a hoagie. Sonny?s Deli has it?s bread delivered from the downtown bakery every morning, and they use the same meats and cheeses. I see somebody complaining about the service, but I always get great and friendly service. And the staff has a real ?South Philly? sense of humor! The plan is to open two more deli?s in NJ soon, one in Cherry Hill, and one in Haddonfield ? I have in-laws in NJ, and they can?t wait!\r
By the way, another good hoagie can be found at Talluto?s in Norristown in the West Norriton Industrial Park. Talluto?s also has a store on 9th street in Philly, and this is their suburban location where they make all of the pasta products they distribute to local restaurants and deli?s. Talluto's also makes a great hoagie for take-out (I don?t know where they get their bread, but it?s similar to Sarcone?s).
Pros: Best hoagie
Cons: Remote location