Daily News Crowns Philly’s Best Vegan Cheesesteak


Vance Lehmkuhl has been compiling nominations for Philadelphia’s best vegan cheesesteak for the  Philadelphia Daily News. He received over 1,000 nominations for 23 Philadelphia area vegan cheesesteaks. From those nominations, Lehmkuhl wittled his field down to three finalists; Blackbird Pizzeria, Cantina Dos Segundos and Hibiscus Juice Bar.

Cantina Dos Segundos walked away with the people’s choice award for their vegan cheesesteak burrito. The spices seemed to push that one over the top. The “professional judges,” Jonathan Bagot (veganjawn.com), Takia McClendon (Uptown Soul Food), Frank Olivieri Jr. (Pat’s Steaks) and Christina Pirello (local author) went in a different direction. When all was said and done they had crowned Blackbird Pizzeria’s vegan cheesesteak as the city’s best.

And the best vegan cheesesteak in Philly is … [Philadelphia Daily News]
Blackbird Pizzeria
@V4Veg [Twitter]

Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]

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  • Boo-urns

    Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. There is no such thing as a fucking vegan cheesesteak. A cheesesteak requires — REQUIRES — two things, cheese and steak. (Three things if you count the roll.) Even a chicken cheesesteak is a bit of an abomination in my book, but a vegan cheesesteak with neither cheese nor steak? No fucking way. Nope, nuh-uh, no.

  • Stephaniejf

    The abbaye’s vegan cheesesteak kicks those other cheeseteak’s butts!

  • fran gresko

    wow looks delicious :)

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  • fran gresko

    boo-urns is an idiot. shut up you jerk off