Philly’s Other Sandwich

Philly's other sandwich

Philly’s Other Sandwich

When the city of Philadelphia comes to mind, the idea of a Philly cheesesteak usually isn’t far behind. I’ll be the first to admit, that although I love a good cheesesteak, I’ve never actually had one in Philadelphia.

I know, it’s sad really, but I figured that I would have the chance to eat one on my most recent visit. That was until I found out about Philly’s other sandwich. Once I learned about the roast pork sandwich at Dinic’s there was no changing my mind, the cheesesteak would have to wait.

The Reading Terminal Market was somewhere I knew that Lauren and I both wanted to head, so Friday morning, it was our first stop. In all the times I had been to Philadelphia, the market was never a place I had visited, so with this trip I had to make my way there.

Reading Terminal Market

Throughout my travels, I have fallen in love with the ins and outs of markets all over the world, and this was no different. We had a few places we knew we wanted to stop, but Dinic’s was the main attraction in our eyes.

Once we found the stand, we could tell it was a popular spot. The counter was crowded with people, and there was a long line with a very efficient system. Lauren placed our order, and I found us a seat at one of the market’s many tables.

Tommy DiNic's Pork and Beef, Philadelphia

Knowing we had a big day of eating and drinking ahead of us, Lauren and I decided to split the classic sandwich. A roast pork sandwich topped with provolone cheese, broccoli rabe, and gravy. With a sandwich like this in town, I don’t know how the classic Philly cheesesteak can even compete.

When we unwrapped the packed sandwich, we both laughed nervously at the size, but were excited to dig in. After that, we were both pretty quiet while we indulged in every delicious bite.

Philly's other sandwich

If you know Lauren and me, especially when we are together, if there is quiet it either means something is seriously wrong, or whatever we are eating is good enough to keep our mouths full. In this case, it was the latter.

This sandwich was one of the best I have ever had anywhere. You can go ahead and get your Philly cheesesteak too, but make sure you stop in Reading Terminal Market for a taste of Philly’s other sandwich. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I was a guest of Visit Philly on this trip, but as always, my opinions are my own.

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Comments (5)

  1. Amanda @amandaelsewhere

    A most excellent choice. The cheesesteaks here aren’t even that great.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! Once I heard about this sandwich, I knew it would be my favorite.

  2. Christian @ Say Hello To America

    So glad you and Lauren got to try it! I have to stop at DiNic’s almost every time I’m at Reading Terminal. 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      I don’t blame you, Christian! It was so good, I am going to make sure to eat it each time I’m in Philly. 🙂

  3. lola

    OMG i love you so much and that sandwich. let’s go get another one sooooon. Philly was so fun.

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