Seafood, Maple syrup products, and cheese are items from New Hampshire. But let’s be honest, don’t you think of neighboring states as well when referring to these products ?

How about Steak Bombs ?

Steak Bombs may be found throughout New England, but they are said to have been invented in New Hampshire.  They are submarine sandwiches with steak and salami plus some green peppers, onions, and mushrooms on top.

One can travel around the state and you the sandwich at different delis, sub shops and pizza places.

As is the case with any preferred food (BBQ. chili) it is not without conflict.

Wikipedia has reported that “A typical over-stuffed sandwich consists of a bed of shaved steak topped with salami, melted provolone, and sautéed onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms on a grilled submarine roll….”, prompting a strong response, “We here in New England know that a steak bomb is not made with shaved steak, but with steak tips!”

USA Subs in Derry, NH do? They went to the U.S. patent office to have the term “steak bomb” trademarked.  Then they promptly fired off a letter to their nearest competitor asking them to take the steak bomb off their menu.

But their competitor, Great America Subs protested:  

“I think whoever let this trademark go through in Washington, D.C., probably had never been to New England and didn’t realize that every sub shop has a steak bomb”


But with all the arguing, there is one thing that most all folks from New Hampshire and New England can agree upon – a cheese bomb is not a Philly Cheese Steak.