Laspada’s Original Hoagies Review


Category : Hoagies, Sandwiches, Subs

Laspadas Original Hoagies - Outside with limited seating

Laspadas Original Hoagies – Outside with limited seating

Laspada’s Original Hoagies rounds-up this week’s reviews.  While in Davie, Florida for a workshop I had about an hour to grab lunch.  Laspada’s had been recommended as a place to try…

Located in Davie in an (easy to miss) plaza off of University Drive (about a half mile south of 595), this restaurant is one of four locations in south Florida.  The other locations are in Lauderdale-by-the-sea, Coral Springs and a new spot in Boca Raton.

I can honestly say that getting a meal from Laspada’s has an element of an ‘event’ associated with it.  As I entered the restaurant there was a fairly long line, but after a couple minutes of observation it started to feel like I was waiting for a ride at Disney.  I spoke with one patron that said he made this his Friday lunch, every week.  People waiting to be served are entertained as the hoagie makers are slinging fresh cut meat through the air onto hoagie rolls.

Todd’s Review of the Buffalo Chicken Hoagie:

The Laspada's Buffalo Chicken Hoagie

The Laspada’s Buffalo Chicken Hoagie

Todd Reviews Laspada’s Buffalo Chicken Hoagie This review is an easy one. I basically picked one of my favorite dishes in the area to review and then tell you about all its great qualities.

Sub (Hoagie) Shops seem to be a dime a dozen. They all have the same basic formula… hoagie roll, sliced deli meat, veggie toppings, and condiments & voila, there’s your sub.

Having been a long time customer of Laspada’s, I was reluctant to try the Buffalo Chicken Hoagie for quite some time because quite frankly, the other hoagies I had tried were so good. They make a wonderful Turkey, Monster (Roast beef, ham and turkey), and even a great Italian hoagie. A chicken hoagie never seemed to scream out to me as one to try, until one day…

The Buffalo chicken they use is subtle. It’s very much like a carved chicken breast with just a hint of buffalo flavoring. It certainly does not overpower the other various flavors that are required to make this hoagie the best one in south Florida. That is quite a title, but until I find one better, this is what I eat at least once a week for the moment.

To make it just right, this is how I order it. I get a small (8 inch) Buffalo Chicken sub with:

  • Wheat hoagie roll
  • Light mayo and extra yellow mustard
  • A little ‘Hot Sauce’ added to the meat (Frank’s Red Hot)
  • Provolone cheese
  • Lettuce, onion and sweet peppers (very important)
  • Salt, pepper, oregano, oil, vinegar

The portions of the ingredients are flawless and the flavors of each ingredient listed above fuse together to create a harmonic bliss that lasts the entire way through the meal.

This “small” hoagie is plenty of food to fill you up too, for the typical appetite. Hungry man appetites are more than welcome to get their huge 12” hoagie for just a couple bucks more. If you want a little something more, they have a rare but delicious potato chip called Zapp’s Voodoo Chips that is worth the extra price.

This is a perfect meal in my opinion. Extremely tasty and it easily bests any sub in the area. If I am wrong, please contact me so I can review that better sub.

Todd’s Score: 97/100
Pros: Unique hoagie that happens to be the best tasting hoagie I know.  Wonderful flavor, good value, consistent perfection every time I order it.  Large and filling.
Cons: None. Honestly, if I could think of anything I would list it… lines can be long at the store perhaps?

Todd’s Review of the Italian Special:

Laspadas Original Hoagies - Italian sub, chips and a cokeI ordered my tried and true favorite sub, the “Italian special” which has the typical Boiled Ham, Genoa Salami, Italian Cappicola and Provolone Cheese. Each type of meat was cut fresh from blocks of quality meat as you order your food.  I added green peppers, lettuce, sweet and hot peppers with yellow mustard and mayo.

Laspada’s also carries a large number of chips you can get with your sub.  I got a 2 oz bag of ZAPP’S Spicy Creole Tomato Spiked with Tabasco, which I would highly recommend.  My 8″ hoagie, chips and large coke came to over $10, a little pricey but the amount of food that gets you will surprise you.  The chips and drink are typical, but this 8″ hoagie is no typical sandwich.

I was lucky to get a seat at one of their outdoor tables.  Upon opening my hoagie I was surprised at how large it actually was.  This has got to be the largest 8″ sub I have ever purchased.  The great news is the taste was there to match.  This was a dynamite Italian sub!  The meats were distinctly fresh and full of flavor.  Having them cut on the spot makes a huge difference… trust me.  The bread used to make the hoagie roll is moist and perfectly chewy.  It reminds me of bread that Jimmy John’s uses, but quite a bit larger.  When they make your sub and add all your toppings, they finish it my wrapping a slice of meat on top to help contain all the fixins and keep them in place.

Laspada’s really does deliver one of the best cold subs I’ve ever had, if not the best ever.  I say cold because as I was eating it I realized that I classify a hot sub and a cold sub as separate genres.  Somehow they satisfy in different ways.

Laspada’s top quality meat, toppings and enormous size absolutely will not disappoint.  I highly recommend Laspada’s and would even say it’s worth driving a few extra miles for this special treat.

Todd’s Score: 90/100
Pros:Tastes great, huge size, priced well considering how large the hoagie is.  Unique Chip options. Entertaining to watch them make your sub.
Cons: Very limited seating, not a lot of locations.

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Comments (5)

Going to try out the Boca location!!

My mouth was watering after reading this description.
Looking forward to taking my first bite!

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