Day 2 based in Philly took us north about 20 miles to Norristown. You might not know this, but Norristown not only has an ambassador (who we met!), but they also have a proud sandwich tradition called the “Zep.”
Our first stop for this local delicacy was Eve’s Lunch. It’s one of those places that’s been around forever… but has been in a new location for only a couple of years. So you have plenty of original customers and lots of people re-discovering something they though was lost.
So what is a zep? Well it’s kind of like a hoagie, sub or grinder, but there never seems to be any lettuce involved.
Norristown residents apparently have something against lettuce!
Much like the famous cheesesteak sandwiches dotting the region, the thing that makes the zep a contender right from the first bite is the bread. The freshest Italian rolls I’ve ever had. Excellent.
The zep does come in a smattering of varieties and the classic Eve’s zep did seem to be almost equaled in popularity by the tuna zep.
The zep experience at Eve’s Lunch was a yummy one for sure. Dave, Frank & I were treated to a platter of zeps after we wrapped up our shooting. All 3 of us gave a huge thumbs up to the Eve’s zep and the spicy pepper sauce that you top it with. Not to be missed if you are in Norristown!