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Collegeville Bakery Deli Americanized Hoagies

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Happened by an old favorite sandwich shop yesterday in Collegeville. The "olde" Collegeville Bakery Deli renovated and under new deli management; nice place nice people and very busy.

Yesterday I got their latest version of an Italian Hogie. Totally Americanized, not even a slice of the cured ham which gave it a special flavor, American tasteless cheese, cheap salami. Ok now did I mis-order? Is there a special version now which maybe for a buck or two more is assembled with ITALIAN meats and cheeses?

We do enjoy the new Bakery Deli , the bread, homemade sauses and meat balls; but unless I find there is a special or that I mis-ordered this is the last hoagie from this place. Oh and the Deli across the street was ruled out months ago for two really lousy takeout sandwichs. Seems now neither is special, just belly filler.

I know there are great places in Philly; but where or where can one get a really good ITALIAN hoagie in the VF, KOP, Collegeville area?

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  1. They have a "Supreme Hoagie" that is made with all imported meats and cheeses

    http://www.collegevilleitalianbakery....

    5 Replies
    1. re: Chefmonty

      Thank you, it is a Supreme Hoagie next time, sorry I missed it. My mis-order, I hope!

      1. re: Bacchus101

        Noticed something else on the menu, the Italian (which I ordered) was not what I got. They made the American instead. Probably would have been quite happy had I gotten the Italian which I ordered, based on the menu ingredients list! Thanks again

        1. re: Bacchus101

          Just caught this thread from a while ago and hope that Bacchus101 has tried again. The Chicken Cutlet Giovanni is also amazing. GREAT bread.

          1. re: VTRP

            Wow, I had just been there yesterday and do stop on occassion. As noted they do offer an American, Italian and a Surpreme. I have ordered the Italian and the Surpreme both of which are quite good. Yesterday, game day, they were packed and I ordered my Surpreme with long hots on the side and again I did not get what was ordered. This is no big deal, sure it happens when there are lines of customers awaiting their sandwich order. The renovation after the "split" has made this a great Italian deli and Bakery; nice people, good food and the bread is GREAT!

            1. re: Bacchus101

              Coincidence. I will admit i am not a totally unbiased observer, but i think the food speaks for itself, as appearant in the lines. My grandfather is in their deli and does alot of their cooking. Their tomato pie is admittedly coming around. I grew up on Corropolease so its tough to switch, but they are getting there. But sandwiches, top notch.

    2. Don't bother with them then, and hit the Primo Hoagies at Egypt & Trooper Rds just a few miles away. Real meats like prosciutto in their hoagies and a lot of it!