Dating has historically been difficult for sandwiches, whose hard, crunchy shell often hides their soft, complex interior from potential suitors. Get to know these forlorn foodstacks with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of homemade subs, salads, and antipasto at Chickie's Italian Deli on Federal Street.
The award-winning Chickie's Italian Deli sates lunchtime cravings with handcrafted creations laden with fresh, Italian-tinged ingredients that are customized to the needs of individual appetites. Diners can set herbivorous sights on the original veggie hoagie, which holds a great taste conference with baked eggplant, sautéed broccoli, roasted peppers, and sharp provolone cheese in attendance ($6.99 for small, $7.99 for large), or pack in the protein with the Chickie Special, a meaty conglomeration of prosciutto di parma, capicolla, united by a veggie and provolone treaty ($6.99 for small, $7.99 for large). Salad artists who prefer some color in their greenery can paint palates with the calabrese salad, which spears lettuce, tuna, bell peppers, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and onions onto grateful forks ($6.99), as antipasto fanatics get their fill at the homemade antipasto table, brimming with savory bites of ever-rotating items such as marinated mozzarella salad, baked Roman-style eggplant, and margherita pepperoni.
Chickie's Italian Deli
Founder Henry George named Chickie's Italian Deli in honor of his mother, whose recipes have inspired a menu of award-winning hoagies and other handcrafted lunch fare. Under a hanging garden of deciduous deli meats, the bustling staff hand-slices every bite to customer specifications. The street-corner eatery's hoagies pack Sarcone's bread with proteins, such as the prosciutto di parma and capicolla of the Chickie Special, buffered by provolone and veggies. The original veggie hoagie's baked eggplant, sautéed broccoli, and roasted peppers with sharp provolone represent the plant kingdom's finest exports since Carrot Top. Fresh salads, soups, and antipasto round out the array of lunch options, and a catering menu introduces the deli's signature hoagies and pepperoni platters to lunching households and businesses.
Bella Vista/ Southwark
1014 Federal St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147