Where to Eat in Portland, Maine Right Now
The gist: Chad Conley—who co-owns Palace Diner in Biddeford and brought smoked fish, bagel sandwiches, and other Jewish deli favorites to Portland at Rose Foods— opened this Philly-style hoagie shop with partner Josh Sobel in April 2020, just weeks after the pandemic hit. Their star sandwiches have been sellouts since day one.
The food: Egg and cheese sandwiches (served all day) come with bacon, if you wish, plus fancier add-ons like broccoli rabe or Calabrian chili spread. Or go for the breakfast hoagie—an egg, cheese, salami, and roasted pepper number slathered with pepperoncini mayo. The turkey caesar hoagie features pickled onions, caesar mayo, lettuce and Parm. There are also classic Italian meat, tuna salad, and vegetarian options, along with plenty of sides.
The cost: Sandwiches are $6-15, chips and sides $2-6, and drinks $2-3.50. Gift cards and cool branded merch are available, too.
How to order: Order takeout by calling 207-956-7194 or through Upserve, and delivery via Carhop.