Philadelphia is a great place to buy a hoagie and many other forms of sandwich, but one thing I always felt the city was lacking was a Jewish-style deli where I could get a corned beef on rye, or get a sandwich with chicken livers or beef tongue. At long last, my search is over because Koch’s Deli on 43rd and Locust is really something special.
Although not much to look at on the outside, Koch’s consists of a counter and a small waiting area. Plastered on the walls are numerous pictures of people from nearby Drexel and UPenn enjoying Koch’s sandwiches, as well as letters from people who have expressed their gratitude to Koch’s Deli for serving a fantastic product and delivering friendly service. Perhaps the greatest part of Koch’s is that you won’t leave hungry. They are quite generous with the meat. I got the honey turkey on rye, pictured below.
You will probably be waiting a little bit for your food, as the people at Koch’s will take their time preparing your order, but it is completely worth it. So, if you’re looking for an awesome lunch in University City, give Koch’s Deli a try. It is highly recommended!