Welcome to the Great Sandwich Smackdown finals! We’ve come a long way to get here, folks, particularly these two strong teams. Taylor Gourmet began the competition by trouncing Red Apron Butchery, only to go on and leave the mighty G and Shawafel in its wake. Newcomer Bub and Pop’s, meanwhile, started strong with a win against cheesesteak king Ray’s to the Third and continued on the path of glory overcoming powerhouses such as the Italian Store and Bayou Bakery.
So who’s it going to be, Smackdown-ers—the beloved local chain or the prized mom-and-pop (and, in this case, chef-son) sandwich shop? There’s a lot of Philly pride at stake here, with the owners of both eateries hailing from the City of Brotherly Love. Only one hoagie can claim the Smackdown title, and it’s up to you to decide. As always, you have until 5 to vote—after which we’ll crown the winning sandwich spot. May the best sandwich win!