Seven Places to Get Your Philly Fix
Can you think of anything more indulgently delicious than a soft, fresh baked hoagie roll stuffed full of thinly slices seasoned ribeye steak covered in a blanket of melted cheese and maybe some grilled onion and peppers? Neither can we. The Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is an iconic symbol of the deliciousness the Philadelphia, PA has to offer, but you don't have to travel all the way to the City of Brotherly Love to get your fix. Great cheesesteaks can be found throughout the valley. Here is a list of our top picks!
Forefathers Cheesesteaks: With locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and Chandler, Forefathers is making sure you're never too far away from a great cheesesteak! You have a couple choices to make with these sandwiches, regular or large, chicken or beef, but no matter what you choose, you can bet it'll be delicious. Visit www.forefatherssteaks.com to find the location nearest you.
Phila-Deli: This northwest valley gem is serving up authentic cheesesteaks. Using high quality ingredients, Phila-Deli offers grilled ribeye and chicken options available half a dozen different ways. They even have a veggie cheese steak for those abstaining from meat. Also look for cold and hot sub options and salads. Phila-Deli is located at 20219 North 59th Ave. Suite A3, Glendale, 85308; www.philadeliaz.com
Corleone's: This place has two locations to meet your cheesesteak needs. If you love Philadelphia-style grub, Corleone's is your place. Their sandwiches and pizzas are the real deal made with top quality ingredients. You can build the perfect sandwich at Corleone's by picking the size (small or regular), protein (shaved rib-eye or chicken), cheese (whiz, provolone, American or mozz) and optional toppings (peppers, spinach, mushrooms, or bacon). The menu also features wings and a few hot and cold hoagies. Visit www.corleones.net for locations.
East Coast Cheesesteaks: Way out west you'll find some of the tastiest cheesesteaks in town courtesy of East Coast Cheesesteaks. This mobile food unit strives to serve quality hoagies, fast and fresh! The menu is streamlined and simple, they offer four different variations of the iconic sandwich available with ribeye or chicken. East Coast Cheesesteaks is located at 107th Avenue and Northern. Visit www.eastcoastcheesesteaks.com for their current schedule.
Philadelphia Sandwich Company: This old town Scottsdale joint is serving some of the absolute best cheesesteaks outside of Pennsylvania. At PSC you'll find cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteaks and a bunch of other hot hoagies that will make your mouth water. Plus, a ton of fried foods to round out the ultimate cheat day meal! The Philadelphia Sandwich Company is located at 7318 East Stetson Dr. Scottsdale.
Original Hoagie Shop: This locally owned hoagie shop is offering an authentic taste of Philly right in the heart of Tempe. Sandwiches are available in 8 or 12 inch sizes and come stuffed with perfectly seasoned ribeye and your choice of cheese and toppings. They also have other hoagie selections as well as wings, salads and the Philly's favorite snack – Tasty Cakes! The Original Hoagie Shop is located at 1335 West University Dr. Tempe, 85281; www.originalhoagieshop.com.
Cheeseheads: The menu at this cheesy joint is pretty extensive, but we're here for the cheesesteaks! Small and large size sandwiches available in a variety of styles like Buffalo and BBQ Bacon. They're also serving up pizzas, burgers and salads too. Cheeseheads is located at 20283 North Lake Pleasant Rd #110, Peoria, 85382; www.cheeseheadz.com.