Philly Slim’s Cheesesteak in New York – love at first bite…

One bite was all it took – burger boy and I were hooked! We didn’t even know what a Philly cheesesteak was until Corey on his food on  foot tour took us to Philly Slim’s Cheesesteak (789 9TH AVENUE –  52nd & 9th, NYC) which is this little eatery in Hell’s Kitchen,  it’s not a place you would sit and eat at, more buy and eat outside or as you walk.

Philly Slim's Cheesesteaks in New York

The Philly cheesesteak was absolutely amazing and for those of you who haven’t had one, it is like a roast beef roll except with cheese melted through the beef. I’m not sure what sauce they use but it is much better than gravy and I love gravy. Throughout our 5 week travel through America, we didn’t find one philly cheese steak the same as Philly Slim’s so if you are ever in New York City, Philly Slim’s Cheesesteak is a must visit – just make sure you check out their opening hours as one out  of the many times we went there it was closed.

Philly Cheesesteak NYC

More on New York City foodie finds next time! If you’re heading to America sometime soon, send me a message or comment and I’ll give you a list of restaurants / casual eateries we discovered and loved.

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I’m a foodie who enjoys trying new food anywhere / any place (restaurants, cafes, bars, market stalls, fast food joints…anywhere just name it!) both in Perth, Western Australia and on my travels. I’m not your ordinary foodie, I’m often described as ‘fussy’ but I really really do love my food - I guess just not everything that’s put on my plate. Though, my other half, ‘burger boy’, eats most foods so I’ll be blogging about what he eats too…and as the name implies, burgers will be a regular foodie blog for all you burger lovers outthere. I love showcasing my yummy food finds with pics so I thought why not share my passion for food with other foodies with my blog, foodie cravings. Follow my food journey as I discover new keepers and rave about my all-time favourites. 


  5 comments for “Philly Slim’s Cheesesteak in New York – love at first bite…

  1. Chris
    February 12, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I’m going to NY in May… what food places would you recommend?

    • February 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

      NYC is awesome! burger boy and I were there for a week and a week just wasn’t enough time to eat / see everything. Here’s some food recommendations Chris:

      MUST TRY
      * Lombardi’s in Little Italy (32 Spring Street) for calzones and pizzas – it’s open for lunch and dinner and is a really ‘Italian’ casual restaurant with the red and white checkered table cloths. The calzone was none like I’ve ever had before, the pastry/dough was thin / cooked to perfection in the over, the cheese melted all through the filling and it just tasted amazing.

      * 5 Napkin Burgers (we went to the one in Hells Kitchen – 630 9th Ave) – the burger patties / cheese just melted in our mouths. Good range of beer, casual restaurant which looks like a ‘dressed up’ diner.

      * Philly Slim’s goes without saying


      * Patzeria Perfect Pizza 231 West 46th Street (46th & 8th) – the ham & cheese pizza scrolls were scrumptious (more of a take-away, walk and eat kind of place), it’s rated # 4 restaurant in NYC on Trip Adviser

      * Yum Yum Too 662 9th Avenue (corner of 46th St) – Thai restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, food was tasty but portions were medium-sized so depends how hungry you are.

  2. Chris
    February 26, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Thanks for the places to eat.. I can’t wait to try the italian place… sounds good!

    • February 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Awesome, have fun and let me know how you find it! 😉

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