National food site voted this as New Jersey’s classic sandwich
Delish.com a recipe, party planning and entertainment website, came out with a list of the favorite sandwiches to order in each state.
The sandwich named is a part of each state’s lore and makeup and part of the culinary experience of the states listed. When in each state, you should order what the state is known for.
I agree with that. When I’m in Maine I order a lobster roll at every restaurant doing a taste test to find the ultimate roll. I also taste the New England clam chowder. Coincidentally, the lobster roll was the classic sandwich to order in Maine.
To the south, for our friends in Delaware the classic sandwich to order is the Thanksgiving sub that was first introduced 40 years ago at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and it’s a favorite of President Biden.
In New York, pastrami on rye bread is the classic sandwich to order. I’ve done the pastrami taste test in New York and there are delis who just know how to make pastrami right and the end result is an enjoyable sandwich.
In Pennsylvania, Delish of course says that it’s the Philly cheese steak. There will always be a debate among all who enjoy a great cheese steak whether it’s Geno’s or Pat’s in Philadelphia that has the best cheese steak. I’ve had both and I have to tell you I like both places and their cheese steak offerings. I’m going to get bad feedback on that noncommittal choice but so it goes.