These 12 Restaurants Serve The Best Pepperoni Rolls In West Virginia

Pepperoni rolls are a West Virginia tradition. They started as a lunch option for coal miners of the north-central part of the state during the first half of the 20th century. They don’t need to be refrigerated for storage, so miners could easily pack them in their lunches.

Italian immigrant Giuseppe “Joseph” Argiro, who is credited for inventing them, first sold them at the Country Club Bakery in Fairmont in 1927.

These days they can be easily made at home or picked up at several local gas stations. But if you really want delicious, fresh pepperoni rolls, here are some great bakeries and restaurants to try.

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Have you tried these pepperoni rolls? Where is your favorite place to get West Virginia’s favorite food?