It's All About The Pork Roll At This Quirky New Jersey Sandwich Shop
By Raymond Goldfield|Published March 21, 2023
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Do you call it pork roll or Taylor ham? No matter where you fall on that long-time Jersey debate, the odds are the famous fried lunchmeat has made its way onto your plate at some point. Whether you were digging into pork roll sandwiches during school lunch or indulging in a pork roll, egg, and cheese for breakfast at a diner, it always tastes great. However, many people are only familiar with pork roll one or two ways – and that’s something Johnny’s Pork Roll and Coffee Too is trying to change. After starting life as a food truck, this quirky Red Bank sandwich shop has expanded to a storefront where they dish out pork roll sandwiches any way you can imagine. You’ll find over ten varieties of the iconic sandwich, fusing it with other sandwiches and cuisines. You never know what you’ll find on the menu here, but there’s always one constant – pork roll!
Have you visited Johnny’s Pork Roll and Coffee Too in Red Bank? Tell us your favorite style of pork roll sandwich in the comments section! In addition to the old favorites, the sandwich shop is always trying new varieties – so keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for upcoming announcements! While you’re in the area, check out the town’s popular arcade and chocolate shop.
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