Although I have lived in Silver Spring since 2005 I am embarrassed to admit that I had no idea how many golden nuggets were tucked away in an area adjacent to the Wheaton Mall known as Wheaton Triangle. I had ventured over there one morning after my friend Brian from Corcoran Caterer's highly recommended visiting a mom and pop baker's supply shop named Little Bits. Unfortunately Little Bits was closed for the day but thankfully a few doors down I noticed a sign for Filippo's Italian Specialties (formerly known as Marchone's). Intrigued by the idea there was an old school Italian market in Wheaton I popped in to see what they had to offer. I was immediately welcomed with a warm smile and greeting from the owner, Filippo. While waiting in line for my sandwich it was apparent that this store had a loyal following. One gentleman that I spoke to had been coming here for over 30 years. I ordered a cold cut sandwich and it did not disappoint! It's one of the best I've ever had... and that's saying a lot coming from a girl that grew up on legendary The Coffee Pot sandwiches in Bangor, Maine.
Oh yeah, they also have fresh and famous cannoli shells from Vaccarro's that are stuffed with a homemade filling on site.
|In line at the deli counter Menu|
|Italian Cold Cut|
I love the hot cherry peppers that they put on the cold cut sandwich (I always order extra) and am stoked that they have jars of it in stock from Sun of Italy as well as fresh Italian bread, deli meat and cheeses for when I want to make sandwiches at home.
|Frozen meals to go|
|Vaccarro's cannoli shells|
Getting a special cookie from Filippo... or maybe two :) was definitely the highlight for Morgan.
Filippo, you've got another customer for life!
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