This mini chain of delis was started by two guys from Philadelphia, and it shows: the hoagies—high quality Italian-style ingredients piled high on thick, chewy rolls—are all named for streets in Philadelphia. There’s the Lombard Street, stacked with soppresata, salami, red peppers, pesto and mozzarella, for example, or the Lancaster Avenue—breaded eggplant topped with marinara sauce and sharp provolone. A side of fried risotto balls make a great—if heavy—accompaniment. If you’re less hungry, the arugula and pastina salads make a nice light lunch.
Other locations throughout the city.
|Venue name:||Taylor Gourmet|
1116 H Street, NE
|Cross street:||between 11th & 12th Streets|
|Opening hours:||11am–9pm Mon–Thur; 11am–3.30am Fri; 8am–3.30am Sat; 8am–9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro then X2 bus|