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Cheesesteak who? 5 iconic Philadelphia foods to make you drool on your screen

Philly's cheesesteak sandwich isn't the only iconic food in the City of Brotherly Love. Check out these 5 local favorites.
/ Source: TODAY

The line for a cheesesteak sandwich at Philadelphia's famed Geno's Steaks is even longer than the usual 25-minute wait thanks to an influx of attendees of the Democratic National Convention this week. Philly's cheesesteak sandwich may be the most famous food to come out of the City of Brotherly Love, but there are so many more delicious foods to know about. Here are 5 more iconic Philadelphia foods.

Philadelphia Tomato PieZach Schiffman / TODAY

Tomato Pie

Whatever you do, don't call it pizza! Served cold or at room temperature, tomato pie has a thick, chewy and utterly delicious pizza-like crust and is topped with a thick layer of sweet and tangy tomato sauce. It's served without cheese, except maybe a sprinkle of grated Locatelli Pecorino Romano.

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Philadelphia Roast Pork Sandwich with Broccoli RabeZach Schiffman / TODAY

Roast Pork Sandwiches

Philly's "other great sandwich" besides the cheesesteak is a hoagie roll filled with juicy hot thinly sliced roast pork, melted Provolone cheese and sauteed broccoli rabe.

Philadelphia StromboliZach Schiffman / TODAY


Italian bread dough is filled with cheese (like mozzarella) and Italian meats (like salami, capicola and bresaola) or vegetables, then rolled up into a long thick tube and baked until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is gooey and melted.


Soft Pretzels

Philly locals are said to eat 12 times the national average number of soft pretzels a year. The twisted bread is available at street carts throughout the city and a super popular snack throughout Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Italian HoagieZach Schiffman / TODAY

Italian Hoagies

Cheesesteak who? The hoagie was declared the official sandwich of Philadelphia in 1992. It's filled with loads of Italian meats, Provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, roasted red peppers, dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar, and finished with a sprinkle of dried oregano.