Thursday is the best day if you work around Victoria in London as there’s a lively street food market with ever-changing vendors found in Cardinal Place. With an exciting but tough decision to make, you just never know what to expect.
A couple of weeks back, I was surprised to find Liberty Cheesesteak Company, a vendor solely focused on the famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich. I’ve never been to Philadelphia nor have I ever tried a cheesesteak but I’ve heard plenty about the delicious sandwich, enough to make me queue for 30 minutes drooling at the beef aroma.
For those unaware of the Philly phenomenon, cheesesteak is a very simple sandwich, rib eye beef, onions and American cheese all in a bread roll with the choice of an adding an extra kick with tabasco sauce.
I decided to have half since the whole sandwich looked rather large for lunch, especially as the portion of rib eye beef was incredibly generous.
Upon first bite, I was expecting the texture of the bread to be soft, however instead was chewy and stretchy which allowed the sandwich to easily hold together both the beef and oozing cheese. The beef was succulent, seasoned well and the cheese was what you’d expect from an American cheese, full of flavour and moreish. My only complaint was that I wish they had been more cheese!
Although Liberty Cheesesteak Company focuses on one item menu, they do it well. For a whole cheesesteak however, I did think was pricy at £8 but if you have an average appetite, you should be satisfied with half, as the meat and cheese will most definitely fill you up. A great street food option that I’m hoping will return to Victoria soon.
– Liberty Cheesesteak Company, Various Locations