Favorite Spot: Paesano’s (Girard location).
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties.
Address: 152 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia
I am: A grad student, the Philly Phoodie, and lover of all things Philadelphia. Yes, even the bad stuff.
Years in Philly: Raised in the suburbs, spent 6 years out West, been back in the city for 7 years.
Current Home: Old Kensington.
Now, here’s another statement of truth: Paesano’s has the best sandwiches in Philadelphia. You do the math.
A steady stable of carefully scripted ingredients coupled with the love your Italian grandmother would put into preparing Sunday dinner makes this place my favorite around. The employees are always ready to entertain, and extremely helpful if you need a recommendation, although you honestly can’t go wrong. Sandwiches run the gamut, from the Tuna Italiano, boasting Italian-style tuna salad, green olives, herb cheddar spread, hard cooked egg, roasted tomatoes, pepperoncini, arugula, and crushed up potato chips sprinkled throughout; to the namesake Paesano, with supple brisket, horseradish mayo, roasted tomatoes, pepperoncini, sharp prov, and a fried egg.
Philadelphia may have my heart, but Paesano’s has my stomach. Thanks for the love handles, friends.