The Best Cheesesteaks Outside of Philly Slideshow
September 7, 2012
South Philly Experience, Los Angeles
The Unvegan reviews this tasty LA food truck: “When my sandwich was given to me, it was wrapped in some paper dripping with Wiz and grease. Perfect. I ripped open the paper and dug in. This was a delicious blend of beef and cheese and bread. The beef was juicy, and oh so flavorful. It probably would have been good enough on its own, but the Wiz made it even better. I downed it in as few bites as possible and despite the obvious caloric intake, I was ready for more.”
Gino’s Cheese Steak, Dallas
This family establishment in Dallas flies in fresh-baked Amoroso’s buns and rolls in from Philadelphia daily. The establishment offers all sorts of takes on the classic sandwich, including the “Pizza” cheesesteak with tomato sauce, bell peppers, and provolone; and the “La Torta” cheesesteak with grilled onions, special sauce, jalapenos, and provolone.
Way South Philly, Austin
Among the offerings at this Austin, TX establishment are the “Balboa,” a cheesesteak with sautéed onions and Cheese Whiz and the “Tommy Gunn” with grilled steak, bacon, and pepperoni sautéed in a blend of peppers and onions.
Choo Choo Bar and Grill, Superior, Wis
This spot in northern Wisconsin looks like a complete hole in the wall on the outside but when you enter it actually has modern, wood-paneled décor and pretty tasty food. If you ever find yourself in the north woods, stop by the Choo Choo and get a cheesesteak and 34-ounce beer.
Philly’s Best, Chicago
Arguably the best spot for Philly cheesesteaks in the Windy City, Philly’s Best serves its cheesesteaks in two sizes so they are fit for a meal or, if you’re trying to watch your figure, a snack.
Pop’s Philly Cheese Steaks, Las Vegas
If you travel to Vegas from Philadelphia and end up losing a bunch of money, at least you can imbibe in some of the comforts of home. Pop’s boasts that it “special orders all of its high-quality cheesesteak ingredients including rolls, meat, cheeses, everything except fresh produce, directly from the City of Brotherly Love; Philadelphia.”
Shorty’s, New York City
This spot at 576 9th Avenue, between 41st and 42nd streets, boasts of having the most authentic Philly cheesesteak in all of Manhattan. To go along with its exquisite sandwiches, it also serves onion rings that are deep-fried in Yuengling beer batter that make you wonder why this method is the exception, not the norm.
Campus Deli, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Pittsburgh Magazine writes that this is the best cheesesteak you will find in Pittsburgh. Campus Deli uses Boar’s Head meats and has its bread shipped directly from Philadelphia’s legendary Breadworks.
Cheese Steak Shop, San Francisco
Serving cheesesteaks in the Bay Area since 1982, this establishment has its bread shipped in from Amoroso and treats shipped in from Tastykakes to create the authentic Philadelphia experience.
Joey’s Famous Philly Cheese Steaks, Detroit, Mich.
The first of many establishments on this list to have its Amoroso’s bread and Tastykakes shipped directly from Philadelphia, you should definitely drown your sandwich with Frank’s birch beer or black cherry soda. Maybe get two drinks, so you can gulp voraciously without having to worry about finishing your soda before the sandwich.