It seems to me that Wegman's and Subway have become everyone's favorite hoagie spots. But while that might be convenient, there are a couple of local hoagie spots that shouldn't be overlooked. One of them, which I visited this week for the first time, is in Allentown.
The deli wasn't too crowded on Tuesday when I visited, which was a good thing. It meant that my inability to decided which sandwich to choose wasn't holding up the regulars. Eventually, I settled on the Petite Turkey Club Pita, which offers turkey, bacon, American cheese, lettuce tomato and (hold it please) mayonnaise wrapped in a delicious piece of pita bread.
Obviously, a recipe like this is a deli favorite--it's nothing new, but I found that the pita bread, which was thick and fresh, added way more to the taste than a usual hoagie roll does. I ordered a side of pasta salad to accompany my petite pita, and, although it wasn't the best side dish I've had, it was a nice complement to my meal.
For this Bites visit, I brought along my dad, who was hesitant, as he usually associates the word 'deli' with a wimpy meal. He prefers hearty helpings and a cold brew every now and then, so he winced at the idea of having to enjoy a club sandwich instead of a burger for lunch. Luckily, Windsor keeps people like him in mind with their extensive menu.
Instead of a wrap, salad, or sandwich, Dad ordered a Mushroom Steak Panini, which piles chipped steak, American cheese, onions, Parmesan dressing and mushrooms on a grilled panini roll. I think it pained him to admit it, but he was more than satisfied with his meal and I forced him to eat his words. Still, that was all I had to force him to eat.