Stein's Deli & Market
I had passed Stein's Deli before but didn't actually go until the mention of it to my neighbor made her drool. I went the next day, and ran into her there. She said she had to have it since I mentioned it. I instantly felt transported back to the northeast, Phillies pez dispensers, Eagles glasses, Tasty Kakes, and signs like "Attention tourists make way for our real customers" lined the wall. Their retail shelves are packed with gems like cans of Cheez Wiz, pastas, seasonings, coffees, and for the man in your life who claims he's a beer connoisseur, a huge selection of domestic and international craft beers for him to brag about trying to his friends.
Originally from Philly, I knew right after seeing that can of wiz and Phillies memrobilia on the wall that this place was going to have amazing bread, more specifically amazing hoagie rolls. I was not wrong. Overwhelmed by the sandwich selection (13 classics and 13 specialty, not to mention daily specials to choose from) I went for the "Dan" honey turkey with Nueskes bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard on wheat. You know I had to sub out that wheat for a hoagie roll. A true sandwich lover like myself knows that no great sandwich is complete without chips (wide selection of Zapps for you to choose from) and a pickle. Stein's takes it to the next level and gives you not one, but two pickles. Yeah, two. Now I was drooling.
Open Tuesday- Friday from 7am-7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm there's no excuse for you not to stop in and grab lunch, or even breakfast. As if their meat, beer, cheese, and bread selection wasn't enough, they have Davidovich bagels straight from nyc. I've never gone in there and not seen a crowd, so order ahead if you're in a rush. Blocks from my house, I have to talk myself out of going every day. That's why I have created my very own Stein's Sandwich Sundays. I allow myself to order a large hoagie sandwich and whatever delicious dessert they have that day. Last weekend it was a black and white cookie. Cause lets face it, a girl can't live on bread alone.
2207 Magazine Street