Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Hmmm, are we pronouncing Wawa wrong?

I had never heard of Wawa until I arrived in New Jersey In September of 1996.

The way locals talked about the place, you’d think it was some sort of magical kingdom.

What is so great about this convenience store? I knew mostly from 7-11 back home on Long Island, and a few of the Speedy Mart places attached to gas stations. We didn’t have Quik Chek back home either. Long Island needs to step up it’s game.

My brother, who still lives on Long Island, has been to a few Wawa locations on his trips down to South Jersey. It took one or 2 trips for him to “Get it.”
I didn’t really catch on until living in Jersey for a few months. I was slow on the uptake. I can hear the blonde jokes heading my way. Just be relieved I finally know why people love Wawa.

Wawa coffee is my liquid gold. I don’t buy it every morning, but I do buy it often. The Cuban Roast is my favorite. A hearty dark brew will only do.
I used to get the flavored coffees back in the day, but they just didn’t satisfy my desire for a rich dark roast.


When it comes to Wawa food choices, I have several favorites. The Napa chicken salad with dried cranberries and walnuts is near the top of my list. It tastes like I made it myself. They also have a grilled chicken salad that I like.

The soups, especially the cream of broccoli, are very good and not too salty. I hate oversalted soups, gross.

Wawa also has a secret menu. According to Wikihow, You can access Wawa’s secret menu, by approaching the touchscreen kiosk in the store, then click on the goose icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Most of Wawa’s secret menu items are seasonal, meaning you can only order them during certain months.
Check out Wawa’s app and website for their current promotions on secret and official menu items.

The inspiration for this article came from a post from Dane DeMarco, from Audubon, New Jersey, asking foodie folks, “What’s Your Wawa Weakness.”
Thanks Dane, this has crossed my mind as well.

Let’s find out which items on Wawa’s menu, Jersey folks have a weakness for.

  • Pierogi Quesadilla

    Wait, what? Wawa has pierogi quesadillas? Tori chimed in with this item and we all had questions. She told us that it’s a tortilla filled with cheddar, bacon, sauteed onions, mashed potatoes. Tori also added she loves dipping hers in sour cream.

  • The Gobbler

    It’s that time of year for this seasonal hoagie or bowl of comfort food. Served only in the Fall, The Gobbler is Thanksgiving in a bowl or the Hoagie version if you prefer. The bowl or hoagie is stuffed with hot turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. You can also choose to add mashed or sweet potatoes. 

  • Meatball Hoagie

    Made with pork and beef on your chosen size hoagie roll. You can get the cheese of your choice. Provolone seems to be a favorite.

    Rich wrote: I buy the family size of meatballs in a cup (you get 15 meatballs), and use them in my own sauce at home. Either with Angel Hair/Cappelini or with rolls from Liscio/Del Bueno. Better than Wawa rolls. The meatballs are the key. Good to know, Rich.

  • Wawa Stuffed Pretzels

    I love the Jalapeno Cream Cheese stuffed pretzel .They also have: Sweet Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel, & Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Pretzel. Some Wawas used to have mozzarella and marinara stuffed pretzels. It was like pizza in pretzel form.

  • Wawa Soup

    So many varieties, but only 4 choices per day. I mentioned Cream of Broccoli as one of my faves. Other varieties mentioned: Spicy Tomato Bisque, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Corn Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Italian Wedding Soup, Chicken Tortilla, and many more.  Check your app for daily offerings, or call your local Wawa ahead of time.

  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant & various combos known as Sizzli Breakfast Sandwiches

    There are several varieties of Sizzli Sandwiches served on croissants, bagels, biscuits, burritos, and even pancakes and waffles.

  • Mac & Cheese

    Wawa has several varieties of Mac & Cheese: Classic, Buffalo, Ranch, Garlic Aoli, Chipoltle, and Sriracha, and your own custom variety.

  • Italian Hoagie With The Works

    Michele E. goes all out for this Wawa classic, and she’s not alone.

  • Egg Rolls

    Wawa has egg rolls? More than a few folks mentioned Wawa egg rolls. Another item I had no idea existed. It might be a South Jersey or Philly thing. I need to check my local Wawas.

  • Wawa Fries -Customized

    Kate M. loves this wild combo:

    Custom Loaded fries – Chicken fingers, honey hot sauce, ranch, pickles, salt pepper. Sometimes I get cheese sauce but not always. Just depends what I’m feeling. I’ve told so many people to try this and every time they say it sounds gross then end up loving it too lol.

  • Latte

    Nancy P. and a few others love the Lattes. Nancy likes hers with a scoop of protein powder. The Apple Caramel Latte is available this time of year.



  • Apple Fritters

    I see them in the baked goods case every time I walk by to get my coffee. More than a few people mentioned that, that particular baked good was their weakness.


  • Pizza

    A few brave souls mentioned Wawa pizza. No judgement here. I’d try it.




  • Apple Caramel Dippers

    It’s not just to keep the kids quiet, it’s for adults too. It’s kind of healthy. Well, the apple part.


  • Wawa Hash Browns

    These potato treasures were mentioned by a few folks. I’ve had them once or twice because they were sitting there in the heated case looking at me while I waited online.



  • Wawa Cheesecake Smoothies & Milkshakes

    This should be illegal.  However, Wawa’s cheesecake smoothies and milkshakes are made without artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or high fructose corn syrup.   I will be lining up for this masterpiece.

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