Today is National Hoagie Day, which means it's the perfect day to go to one of the many local places here in Bozeman and grab a fantastic hoagie sandwich for lunch or dinner, but what exactly is considered a hoagie?

Great question, because according to the internet, there seems to be some confusion.

According to finedininglovers.com, "A hoagie is a bread roll sandwich piled high with deli meats, cheese, fixings, and dressing, and is usually at least six inches long. The term ‘hoagie’ is most commonly used in Philadelphia and South Jersey."

Ok, well you certainly had me at bread piled high with meat, cheese, and fixings. I mean, who doesn't love all that, right? Having said that, where's the best hoagie in Bozeman? Here's some good news, there are several different places around town that serve up a great hoagie.

Here are our Top 5 Choices:

Pickle Barrel

Let's be honest, if you're writing an article about the best sandwiches in Bozeman, Pickle Barrel is always going to make the list. In what is perhaps the most iconic restaurant in town, the Pickle Barrel is just part of the culture around here and certainly makes the list for the best hoagies in town. Located at 809 West College, folks have been going to the Pickle Barrel for darn near half a century.

Low-Key Sandwiches

What can I say, I'm a fan of Low-Key. First off, it's super easy to get to as it's located in the parking lot of Kenyon Noble here in Bozeman, so there is plenty of parking available and everything they make is great. Plus, they're super creative when it comes to their culinary creations. Their fresh take on a hoagie is really impressive.

Mavens Market

Mavens Market is a super cool place to get different meats and cheeses, plus they have other specialty items that you're not going to find in too many places here in Bozeman. However, they also have some really delicious hoagies at Mavens Market, which is located at the corner of 8th and Main here in town. The bread is fantastic and the meat and cheese are top-notch, plus their choice of unique condiments put them over the top.

Heros Sub Shop

Heros Sub Sub located in Belgrade has a completely impressive menu when it comes to sandwiches. From hot to cold, and from traditional, to the original you'll certainly find something that you love at Heros. They're located on Jackrabbit Lane and are a very popular lunch destination.

Bourbon

Bourbon, which is located off of 7th and Aspen has some really impressive Po Boy sandwiches on a hoagie bun that are delicious. While not a traditional hoagie, they are a great alternative, and if you've never had one and are a fan of something a little spicey, you certainly won't go wrong.

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