"It's almost the size of the entire table," Josh Denny said of the oh so eloquently named The Whale, a monstrous bagel sandwich served at Spread Bagelry. Piled high with white fish salad, buttery lox and ruby-red sliced tomatoes, this mighty morning meal tips the scales at a whopping 14 pounds. "I feel like you should serve this with a harpoon," Josh joked to the owner, Larry.
As Josh said, "Philadelphia is the city of sandwiches," so it was only fitting that he dropped by Jake's Sandwich Board to taste what the restaurant calls The 100/100, a 24-inch-long meat lover's masterpiece. Two layers of crispy bacon, a hefty mound of succulent pulled pork, hot mayo and multiple handfuls of provolone — they all come together on a split roll to create a 9-pound sensation.
When visiting Trolley Car Diner, Josh had to get his hands on Car 23, which he explained is "a trolley-shaped massive loaf of stuffed French toast deliciousness." This next-level breakfast is a half-foot tall and features layers of cinnamon-raisin bread and sweetened cream cheese spread, laced with fresh fruit.