PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While there’s no wrong time to munch on a cheesesteak, it’s definitely a perfect Thursday. Today is National Cheese Day.
Philadelphia hot dog vendors Pat and Harry Oliveri are credited with creating the cheesesteak in the 1930s.
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Below, is a list of spots in the area to grab Philadelphia’s signature sandwich:
736 S 9th Street, Philadelphia
Luck is on the phone, but if you can, you’re in luck. Angelo’s serves some of the best cheesesteaks in town that are made fresh every day in-house.
3653 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
If you head north into the city, Max’s is the place to be. You may recognize the installation from the Rocky sequels, Creed I and II.
Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop
630 South Street, Philadelphia
For those who like the whiz on their cheesesteak, meet Woodrow. The sandwich shop pairs their cheesesteak with a house-made truffle whiz that compliments the flavor of the steak and soaked in rolls. Cherry pepper mayo is delicious too, if you’re into that.
2567 West Chester Pike, Brummell, Delaware County
Delco Steaks also has locations inside Folsom and Wells Fargo Center, but their original location is in Brummell. Sandwiches are a bit expensive, but this is the only downside. They don’t skimp, and fast cooperation is essential when ordering their steaks.
600 Wendover St., Philadelphia
Located in the Roxborough section of the city, some say the Alessandro is the city’s best cheesesteak. Last year, the shop modernized its ordering system so that you don’t have to sit side by side in a small shop.
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2654 S 10th Street, Philadelphia
If you’re leaving the stadium and craving cheesesteak, Oregon isn’t far away. The shop is also open 24 hours.
Steve Prince of Steaks
7200 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia
Steve’s has several locations, but the origin is located in Northeast Philadelphia. Northeast Institute has been serving their quality Ribeye on Sandwiches since 1980.
1703 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia
Yes, you are reading that right. A barbecue has a place on this cheesesteak list. That’s because Mike Philly puts his own spin on the classic.
They make brisket cheesesteak which just might be one of the best sandwiches in town. They serve it with a Cooper Sharp Whiz and Onion.
206 Market Street, Philadelphia
Oh Brother offers a traditional cheesecake, but I’d recommend another option. They make a French Onion Cheesesteak with a creamy horseradish sauce, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese. All the ingredients compliment each other very well. If you’re a big French onion soup person, you’ll love this sandwich.
1223 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey
Across the bridge in New Jersey, Donkey does his cheesecake differently. Instead of the traditional long roll, the shop puts meat, cheese and onions on a poppy seed roll.
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The late Anthony Bourdain once said it might be the best cheese in the area.