The World Famous Hoagie Shop In Princeton

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Did you know Princeton is home to one of the world’s most famous sandwich shops? Hoagie Haven is known far and wide for it’s crazy, yet delicious, sandwiches. The founders and current owners sought to make a shop like no other, with an outrageous sandwich for everyone, and they have succeeded.

Their Story

Opening in the early 1970’s, Hoagie Haven was the first hoagie shop of its kind in the Princeton area. Located right on Nassau street in downtown Princeton, “The Haven” was made with college kids in mind. The store’s hours are opening in the morning until “late” and it is buzzing with college students and locals alike until the late hours of weekend nights.

What makes Hoagie Haven Unique

Hoagie Haven really is a sandwich shop like no other. The innovative and outrageous sandwich combinations cannot be replicated anywhere else, though others have tried. “The Haven” dominates the local hoagie game. Even hoagie giant Subway tried to open a location a few doors down, but had to quickly close because they could not compete with Hoagie Haven. The shop has been made famous by the willingness to try any combination.

A Unique Tradition  

It has become tradition to take a picture of you in your Hoagie Haven shirt around the world. There are pictures of people wearing shirts while skydiving, climbing mountains, the Grand Canyon, active military service members, even The Great Wall of China! The classic orange shirts are for sale in the store and online. They claim to have “the best hoagies on earth or any place else” and many tend to agree!


Below are a few of the most popular items at Hoagie Haven:

The Sanchez

This could be the most popular item Hoagie Haven has to offer. The Sanchez is a chicken cutlet, American cheese, mozzarella sticks, fries, and the Hoagie Haven original Sanchez sauce. The sauce has become so popular and is in such demand that Hoagie Haven has recently begun bottling it and selling it. You can purchase Sanchez sauce at

The Phat Lady

The name pretty much says it all on this one. This loaded cheese steak is topped off with mozzarella sticks, fries, ketchup, and hot sauce. It is a whole new way to enjoy the classic cheese steak. If you order a Phat Lady, make sure you are ready to eat!

Mac Daddy

Another sandwich that we promise is like nothing you have ever seen before is the Mac Daddy. This is a bacon cheeseburger hoagie with mac and cheese wedges, fries, honey mustard, and hot sauce. This one can get a little messy, but it is definitely worth it.

We can talk and talk to you about Hoagie Haven and the incredible sandwiches, but the only way to truly understand is to experience for yourself. So, stop in at 242 Nassau Street the next time you are downtown and see it firsthand!

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