Marchones Italian Delicatessen – Wheaton

Marchones Italian Delicatessen
11224 Triangle Lane
Wheaton
301-949-4150.

When I recently bought a panino at Marchones, a take-out joint in Wheaton, I asked owner Filippo Leo if he made his own sub rolls. No, he said, he buys them from a bakery in Philadelphia. Which one?, I wondered.

“How many bakeries you know in Philly?” he shot back, a feisty grin on his face. I told him I knew of only one: Amoroso’s, producer of the famed Philly cheesesteak rolls. That’s when Leo suggested that I follow him to the back of the shop.

Leo led me past the sandwich-making counter and into a dark, narrow corridor. He opened the door of a giant walk-in freezer; inside were two massive boxes of Amoroso’s rolls. Marchones receives shipments twice a week from Amoroso’s, which bakes the loaves and immediately freezes them to preserve flavor and freshness.

Later, as I sat in my vehicle, devouring the fully loaded, three-meat panino, Leo walked out the door and approached my window.

He wanted an immediate verdict on his sandwich. I told him the truth: It’s the best damn Italian sub I’ve ever had. It was an awkward moment for me. I was gushing over a sandwich.
Tim Carman
Washington City Paper
May 2, 2008

Read the entire article, Sandwich Bored, here.

4 responses to “Marchones Italian Delicatessen – Wheaton

  1. Which ever bakery it is, it makes the Marchones italian hard role sub the best in the Washington area, hands down.

  2. http://www.marchones.com

    Hey, everyone…he’s online now!!!!!

  3. Have’nt been there in 20 years. From their website,it has’nt changed a bit. That’s so good. I’m down here in Florida drooling all ove my keyboard thinking about their cold cut sub,

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