Aug 11, 2022 - Food and Drink

This Filipino food cart has the best cheesesteak in Philly

Tabachoy’s bistek cheesesteak at Mural City Garden.
Tabachoy's bistek cheesesteak at Mural City Garden. Photo: Shane Savitsky/Axios

I'm just gonna get right to it with a hot take: the best cheesesteak in Philly isn't at any of the usual suspects but from the humble Filipino food cart Tabachoy.

  • Their soy marinade makes sure the meat is flavorful and juicy, instead of the dry blandness you can get elsewhere. And it's got "chili-vin whiz" and fried shallots!
  • Look, I know none of this is traditional, but it's so good I made it my birthday meal this year.

I'm telling you this because you've only got one more weekend to eat it for a while.

  • Tabachoy announced this week that the cart is going to take an extended break after its Aug. 26-28 weekend run. Keep an eye on their Instagram for locations.

The good news is that the break is happening to focus on building out Tabachoy's new brick-and-mortar spot near the Italian Market, where they can sling more elevated stuff like this incredible pork monggo I had at a pop-up dinner a few months back.

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