Hemo's at 37th/Spruce



Rating: 3.5/5


37th and Spruce


Near Upper Quad Gate


American, Sandwiches


Widely considered the best grilled chicken sandwich on campus, though I disagree (Khan's is better and cheaper). Hemo's sauce makes the sandwich, which is very tasty. Sandwiches can get pricey if you want lettuce tomato, onions, and anything else, as you have to pay for each topping. Don't bother going for lunch if you are short on time. -AH

Bang for the Buck

Tue, 13 Nov 2012

Quality: 3, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
FYI: I went to culinary school, so my critique is legit. Hemo\'s is pretty good. They have some sweet deals on foot long sandwiches. Everyone rants and raves about their chicken sandwich, which was good, but nothing mind-blowing. I\'ll defintely go back to this place (especially for the $3.00 AWESOME breakfast sandwich). -Ben Franklin

Mon, 07 Dec 2009

Quality: 5, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
Basically the best chicken sandwich you will find at Penn. I think some of my fellow reviewers must be mistaking Hemo's for another cart, because it is always an amazing experience. And cheap. -Ben Franklin

Thu, 26 Nov 2009

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 4, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 5.
I enjoyed their cheesesteaks, especially when it was only at $4. I real deal that everyone should try. -Ben Franklin

Try it... Thu, 08 Oct 2009

Quality: 4, Convenience: 5, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Hemo's is a Penn staple, but I don't see all the fuss about it. The people who work the cart are really great - they know their regulars, and they're really friendly to everyone. Their cheesesteaks are also pretty decent, but they get pricey as you pile on the toppings. Hemo's always has the longest lines during rush hours due to its long-standing popularity with students. Try it out. But I've never felt that Hemo's food was particularly good - there are better food carts out there. -AJ

Bad Wed, 29 Jul 2009

Quality: 1, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 2.
The famous Hemo's chicken sandwich is indeed Penn's most popular meat-flavored sandwich. The bulk of it is composed of some sort of unidentifiable chicken product. (Granted, I ate there a few years back.) -CIS

Saucy Fri, 12 Sep 2008

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
All of the comparisons betweens Hemo's & Khans are a bit misguided. Their respective grilled chicken sandwiches are two entirely different experiences. Hemo Sauce, spinach & mushrooms makes for a fantastic sandwich. Even when busy, Hemo's moves each order along at a fast pace, and, while they're often too busy to really be friendly, they are never rude. -Scott

overrated Sun, 13 Apr 2008

Quality: 2, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 3, Bang for the Buck: 1.
i've eaten there quite a lot. there are much better choices out there. there's something about their chicken that i can't quite place my finger on -- i think there's a lot of air in it. it's really not as much chicken as you think it is. i'm always really hungry after eating hemo's, even when it's only 1 hour later, and this doesn't happen to me when i eat an identical meal at khan's food cart (across from it). plus, they charge for every single condiment that you add. there are better choices out there -- clearly, this food cart is overrated. -Ben Franklin

Thu, 03 Apr 2008

Quality: 3, Convenience: 3, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
So overrated. Hemo's sauce is good but I couldn't eat it every day.. -Ben Franklin

cheesesteak > pats/ginos Wed, 02 Apr 2008

Quality: 5, Convenience: 5, Speed: 5, Friendliness: 5, Bang for the Buck: 5.
These guys get to know you, and come on, how can you beat a $3 lunch that fills? extra hemo sauce please. -dirka dirka

Hemos Thu, 10 Jan 2008

Quality: 4, Convenience: 4, Speed: 3, Friendliness: 4, Bang for the Buck: 3.
Second best grilled chicken sandwich on campus, IMO, but it is much more expensive. Go to Khan's unless you REALLY want Hemo's sauce. -Abhi
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