Today is a national holiday that, quite frankly, we should all celebrate together, hand-in-hand -- it's National Eat a Hoagie Day.

I'm not entirely sure how Hoagie Day landed on September 14th (does it really matter?) or even who started it (again, does it matter?) but if there's a reason to chow-down on a really long sandwich, count me in.

If there was ever a food that defined a region, it's the hoagie (or sub) across South Jersey and Philadelphia.

And folks take their hoagies (subs) seriously -- sure, you can grab one at Wawa at 3 in the morning, but there are literally dozens of world-class mom-and-pop places that elevate a hoagie (sub) to astronomical levels.

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(Note: I keep including the word "sub" since "hoagie" transitions to "sub" the closer you get to Atlantic City)

To highlight the best-of-the-best places for hoagies in South Jersey, I recently assembled a list of 21 places to check out. Once that list hit the internet, the feedback that I received was voluminous, to say the least -- so much so that I did a second list of another 18 places worth visiting.

So, on this National Eat a Hoagie Day, kick back, relax, and grab a bite to eat at any one of these places. You will not be disappointed.

21 of the Best Places to Get a Hoagie (or Sub) in South Jersey (Besides Wawa)

From one side of South Jersey to the other, these are some of the best places to grab a hoagie... enjoy!

18 More Places to Get the Best Hoagie (or Sub) in South Jersey (Besides Wawa)

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