What is a zep? The sandwich has been a regional favorite since the 1940′s, but a large amount of Philadelphia-area residents surprisingly have never heard of it before. Though the sandwiches true origins are up to speculation, all signs point to the name coming directly from the Hindenburg zeppelin. Made with only one meat, provolone cheese, tomatoes, and raw onion, on crusty Italian bread, the zep has stayed tried and true through all these years.
Local hero: Norristown’s zep sandwich [Philadelphia Inquirer]