What’s the best cheesesteak in Philly? That question beats any other icebreaker, opening line, or fight-starter in this town. Everyone has a favorite and opinions for days.
The good news: It’s easy to find excellent cheesesteaks all over Philadelphia. Each spot has its own claim to fame, but the key elements are the same: a locally baked long roll that’s sturdy but soft on the inside; chopped or sliced griddle-fried beef; melted cheese (Whiz, American, or provolone); and the option of fried onions (“wit” and “witout” onions are both acceptable choices). Take your pick — there’s something for everyone.
Want to feel inspired? Read all about one man’s valiant mission to eat 1,000 cheesesteaks in four years. Meanwhile, start your own adventure with this list of the best places to get a cheesesteak in and around Philly.
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