Whether you call them a hoagie, a hero, or a submarine sandwich, we all know what the term “sub” means: a go-to lunch, a tailgate delicacy, and the ultimate sandwich. 

In Western New York, we’re actually pretty well-known when it comes to our subs, as we are the creators of one fan favorite sandwich. 

What Sub Was Created In Buffalo?

The legend has it that the Stinger Sub was created right here in Western New York, and people love it. Thanks to Jim’s Steakout for making the sub famous, but originally it was created at Colosso Taco in Tonawanda, NY – according to The Ithaca Voice. 

What Is The Stinger Sub?

The Stinger Sub is a catchy name for something rather simple. The “stinger” stands for the combination of steak and chicken finger, which is how you get the name “st–inger.” Other than chicken fingers and steak, you may see a stinger sub with lettuce, tomato, and onion, with a choice of mayonnaise, bleu cheese, or oil.

Where Are The Best Subs in Western New York?

There are so many great sub places around Western New York that we couldn’t just pick one. 

Based on your votes, here are the best places to get a sub. 

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