Wawa Thread

Discussion in 'Food and Drink (Philadelphia Restaurants & Bars)' started by Preesi, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Mr Morley

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    Three words: mechanically-separated chicken.

    I tried it recently and found myself picking pieces of cartilage out of my hoagie.

    Try the chicken salad from Cosmi's at 8th and Dickinson. Your mouth will thank me.
     
  2. PoopyHead

    PoopyHead Proceed With Caution

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    LOVE their meatballs. Forget the bread, just give me a medium cup of meatballs!!!
     
  3. PoopyHead

    PoopyHead Proceed With Caution

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    I know, but there's a difference when you actually SEE it. Well, for me, there is. Just like there's a chance not everyone washes their hands after going to the bathroom....
     
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  4. Mr Morley

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    That would be because better restaurants fire you if you go out front for a smoke.

    The hand-washing thing worries me less at Wawa as their deli people wear gloves and don't handle money, which isn't true of all delis in the city.
     
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  5. daninpa

    daninpa Cheesesteak GURU!

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    I have the locations of all their touch-screen prompts for a Classic Toasted Meatball with Provolone, Oregano, Parm, and Extra cheese burned into my head that it takes me 5 seconds to choose my order.

    This backfires on me sometimes though. One time the oven wasn't working and another time they only had Shorti Wheat Bread. Both times I was utterly confused and took me about 2 minutes to figure out what was going on.
     
  6. Dayman

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    ^^same here, for when I'm drunk that comes in handy.

    I love WaWa but they died a little to me when they got rid of the fried ravioli.
     
  7. Jayfar

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    Not quite true. We also know the PA Dutch style pretzels found at Reading Terminal Market and at Auntie Anne's everywhere (based in Lancaster, but they just opened in Bahrain).
     
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    so explain to me why natives here hate the NY street pretzel? just because its an NY thing?
     
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    ? the exact opposite?
     
  10. Reberson

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    So what? I am sure you'd be surprised to find out where hands have been just prior to someone making your food and you're still alive...
     
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  11. Cya

    Cya Don't get me started

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    What's a NY street pretzel? Is it one of those big giant pretzels shaped like a Superpretzel?

    I like 7-11 pretzels myself. Nice and warm and lots of salt.
     
  12. PoopyHead

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    Wow. You sure are serious!! You should contact wawa. Maybe they should have an ordering contest like they do with hoagie-fest (although their hoagies are a joke).
     
  13. Sailaway

    Sailaway Giggity Giggity Goo!

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    I remember the former Fort Washington Convention Center had excellent pretzels. They used IIRC a Superpretzel cart but the pretzels were bigger and far better than Superpretzel. I never could find out who the vendors actually got their pretzels from.

    Excellent smoothies too...
     
  14. BeardScraper

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    well they have the standard cart pretzels that are like large heart shaped superpretzels. they are ok depending on how long they have been sitting there, they tend to get harder with shelf life. but then they have the the ones that are much fatter, to the point when their is barely any gap in between the knot. bad@ss. make any sense? as i read this back it sounds kind of like jibberish.
     
  15. Cya

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    Well, from what you say, I'm thinking a NY street pretzel is basically a larger Superpretzel. I think these are the type you can get at a baseball game, right?
    Superpretzels are ok. The bigger they are, the doughy-er they are.. yuk. Kind of like those pretzel braids. Too much.

    So, maybe I am a pretzel snob. I like mine shaped like a Philly pretzel.
     
  16. BeardScraper

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    i am def a fan of the philly soft pretzel. im not far from washington ave and used to enjoy them fresh late night. but the shape of a philly pretzel is definitely unique. looks like a toy used to play tug of war with a dog.
     
  17. desolate

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    Wawa Made stuff that's good (better than most common options)

    Hot Turkey
    Hot Roast Beef
    Meatballs (cup version or sandwich)
    Chicken Fingers
    Coffee
    Double Dutch Choco Milk
    THose new wraps at the counter


    Wawa average stuff


    Cold Hoagies
    Pastries - Donuts
    The new sandwich packs at the counter
    Person made to order breakfast sandwiches


    Wawa stuff that sucks for no reason

    The Soggy Gross Hot Dog System
    Pretzels
    Standard Turkey in sandwiches

    All premade sizzli Breakfast sandwiches <-- I still eat these gross things though
     
  18. daninpa

    daninpa Cheesesteak GURU!

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    I think Wawa's pastries are awesome. That crumb cake... :drooling:
     
  19. ArcticSplash

    ArcticSplash Dixie Normus

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    I didn't think there could be something worse than a McGriddle or a McMuffin, but when I first encountered the Sizzli, I experience a new distaste for two-half cooked biscuits holding together the product of what comes out of a chicken's butt, flash-toasted in that high speed oven and left to sit at the cash register under a heat lamp.

    I still eat them, too.
     
  20. Dayman

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    They're not bad when they're just put out.

    I've never gotten sick eating those or their hot dogs, anything from there really. I once ate a chicken parm sandwich from a 7/11 in Beacon Hill (about six buildings down from a apartment which the first Boston Strangler victim was found) which was half soaking wet soggy and half hard as brick. I ate along the terminator between the two extremes and my diligence was rewarded with spending my first night in Boston curled around a toilet.
     
  21. Jayfar

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    Wawa hoagies suck....they are as bad as Subway. Pre-sliced meats and subpar bread.
     
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  23. Templeton

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    I agree. I argue this with a co-worker every few weeks at lunch time :)

    They used to be good, but the rolls suck and the lunch meat is slimy. They used to be more like a deli and would slice D&W lunch meat for each sandwich. Now I don't even know what brand lunch meat they use. Strangely, my co-worker doesn't notice anything wrong with them.

    What Happened to the Wawa Hoagie? - Philadelphia Magazine
     
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  24. MNG1324

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    I have a Philly area friend who's lived in Harrisburg for more than 20 years visit me when I lived in Center City and he insisted on going to Wawa for a hoagie. I'm like there's literally over 500 other places to get better food but nope he ate there then I went to Dizengoff for humus.
     
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  25. Templeton

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    I have a Philly friend who now lives in NY who does the same thing. I finally dragged him to Ricci's, and now he's a convert.
     
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    They're nowhere near as bad a Subway.
     
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