By Michelle Mass | March 20, 2017 | Food & Drink
It's no secret that Philly is known for some of the best cheesesteaks in the country. With National Cheesesteak Day coming up on March 24, celebrate with the old and new right here in the City of Brotherly Love.
You can’t mention Philadelphia cheesesteaks without referencing the long-standing rivalry between Pat’s and Geno's. If you're a die-hard Pat's fan, head over to the local establishment, where every customer will get $1 off (whether you get wit whiz or without) to celebrate the food holiday. 1237 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-468-1546
If you're on the other side of the camp, and will argue that Geno’s makes the best cheesesteaks in town, be sure to follow them on Twitter for their all-day Twitter hunt. The team will be shooting out clues about different landmarks around the city—the first person at each destination will get a Geno’s swag bag. 1219 S. Ninth St., 215-389-0659
This South Street mainstay is right up there with the cheesesteaks greats in the area. Local celebrities including Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have been spotted at the corner store, praising their delicious sandwiches. After a day exploring the Magic Gardens a few blocks away, stop by Jim’s and treat yourself to a classic cheesesteak for the ride home. If you're feeling particularly rebellious, customize yours by adding sweet peppers, provolone cheese, mushrooms, and eggs. 400 South St., 215-928-1911
Known for their comfort food, this Old City hot spot is the perfect place to celebrate the city’s favorite hoagie. Their ribeye cheesesteak is an elevated twist on the classic, served with tender Angus beef, melted sharp cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, and a spicy horseradish cream. You'll want seconds immediately. 243 Chestnut St., 267-273-0688
Non-meat eaters shouldn’t have to miss out on celebrating the food holiday. To help out, HipCityVeg is offering their own rendition using pulled 'steak,' sautéed mushrooms and onions, thyme, garlic, and organic soy cream on a whole wheat roll. Wash it all down with their popular green smoothie, a delicious medley of apples, leafy greens, bananas, and seasonal fruits. Multiple locations, 267-273-0603
This Old City staple won't be missing out on the action come March 24. While they may be better known for their roast beef sandwiches, Nick's doesn't disappoint in the cheesesteak department, either. The French dip cheesesteak has its own fan base—it's topped with caramelized onions and sharp provolone, and served with a side of French onion jus for dipping. We’ll take two, please. 16 S. Second St., 215-928-9411