National Hoagie Day is Thursday (May 5).
According to the National Day calendar, National Hoagie Day celebrates a hero of a sandwich, the sub or the grinder. The cold or hot sandwich is served on a long Italian roll or lengthwise French bread, filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables and condiments. National Hoagie Day can be observed by visiting your favorite substore and using #NationalHoagieDay to post on social media.
When you think of popular substores, many think of chains like Subway and Jersey Mike’s, which have many locations in the Hudson Valley area. Jersey Mike’s opened a new location in Poughkeepsie in March.
Another non-chain sub-store, Paulie Boy Hero Shop, opened earlier this year in Kingston, becoming Ulster County’s newest sub-store.
We asked the Hudson Valley where their favorite spot for the best subs was in the region and compiled a list of the top 5.
Top 5 Sub Shops in the Hudson Valley
5. Joe Beez
Kingston’s popular sandwich shop opened in 2001 and specializes in combinations of tasty sandwiches paired with fun names. Try the LT Sub with a freshly chopped grilled burger patty, grilled chicken, bacon, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, pepper jack and cheddar cheese with a thousand island dressing.
Kingston, NY 12401
4. Vinny’s Deli & Pasta
A popular sub-store that has been featured on the Food Network twice, Vinny’s Deli in Pawling is home to many specialty items. You have to try their famous mozzarella and steak margarita sub sandwich.
14 Main Street East
Pawling, NY 12564
3. Jersey Mike’s
A popular restaurant chain known for its excellent subs, Jersey Mike’s has six locations in the Hudson Valley. I’ve been going to Jersey Mike’s in Fishkill for a few years now and love the roast beef and provolone, #6 on their menu. Find out where your nearest Jersey Mike’s is:
- 584 US 9 in Fishkill, NY 12524
- 2627 South Rd Suite #20 in Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- 1223 NY 300 Suite 203 at Newburgh, NY 12550
- 498 Red Apple Ct Unit FC-8 at Central Valley, NY 10917
Lower Hudson Valley Jersey Mike’s
- 191 W Rte 59 in Nanuet, NY 10954
- 218 NY-59 in Suffern, NY 10901
2. Salt Point Market and Cafe
The newest company on this list, Salt Point Market & Cafe in Salt Point, has received rave reviews for its sub sandwiches. Their sandwiches are said to be so good and HUGE. And from the looks of the cover photo of this article, it looks like they don’t skimp on the meats!
Salt Point, NY 12578
1. Rossi’s & Son’s Rosticceria
Not much of a surprise here, Rossi’s in Poughkeepsie has been a favorite of Hudson Valley residents for many years and was voted New York State’s Best Sandwich Shop by Buzzfeed in 2019. Established in 1979, Rossi’s offers ” Sunday Dinner All Week Long”, serving lunch and dinner, featuring catering, Italian imports, pastas, house dishes and sauces, authentic meats and cheeses, and much more. Rossi’s subs are so good they have two locations!
- 45 S Clover St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- 27 Eastdale Ave N, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
When the Hudson Valley was asked where their favorite spot for best sub was, the most popular answer was overwhelmingly Rossi’s in Poughkeepsie. Rossi’s Deli is not only known as one of the best sandwich shops in the Hudson Valley, but in all of New York State!
There you have it. There are so many options in the Hudson Valley, and we’ve only scratched the surface with this list of the top 5. Go out and enjoy National Hoagie Day Thursday, wherever you are.
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