Oh, Wawa. There’s nothing quite like having a wonderful day at the beach, only to stop on the way home at the best convenience store around to pick up a quick hoagie and some chips. If you’re feeling fancy, maybe even a soft pretzel and an iced coffee. What an ideal summer day, am I right? Oh, wait. Not everyone in the United States has a Wawa nearby, and so what I’m saying unfortunately is not a familiar experience for everyone. Tragic!
Wawa, which is known primarily on the East Coast of America, is an always-popular spot to grab a bite and be on your way. Often compared to QuickCheck or Sheetz, Wawa reigns the best for many people on the right side of the map. The first-ever Wawa opened back in 1964 in Folsom, Pennsylvania, and has since become a major staple in convenience chains.
Between their Hoagiefest and Thanksgiving menu items like the Gobbler, it’s a no-brainer as to why Wawa has sustained such popularity over the years. But is it true that the store is only located on the East Coast, or are there actually locations on the West Coast?
Sadly for those on the left side of the country, it is true — Wawa is only available on the East Coast. As of 2021, you can find the convenience store in Pennslyvania, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Delaware. To find your closest Wawa, feel free to use their easy store locator service right here.
If you live on the West Coast and ever find yourself on the other side of the map, definitely be sure to hit up a Wawa. Earlier this year, fans of the store rejoiced when it was name-dropped in HBO’s original series Mare of Easttown. Wawa itself paid attention, and even named June 10 of this year “Mare of Easttown day” when opening up a new location in Delaware County, which is where the acclaimed drama takes place.
Clearly, Wawa‘s got a major following. Make sure you try it at least once in your life!