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WELCOME TO LIBERTY


LONDON'S ONLY AUTHENTIC PHILLY CHEESESTEAK : FREEDOM NEVER TASTED SO GOOD!   

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WELCOME TO LIBERTY


LONDON'S ONLY AUTHENTIC PHILLY CHEESESTEAK : FREEDOM NEVER TASTED SO GOOD!   

 

THE WHY

The Liberty Cheesesteak Company was founded with one mission: to bring real Philly Cheesesteaks to London. We take great pride in being the City’s first and only producers of the authentic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich – Accept No Imitations!

We’ve taken great care to recreate the authenticity of this sandwich because its unique combination of ingredients and preparation are what make it so special. 

We hope that our attention to detail honours a special part of American culinary tradition - wholesome urban specialties that originated in the diverse ethnic communities that built America’s great east coast cities.

The authentic Philly Cheesesteak is as much about the cultural identity of the city from which it originates as it is about the right ingredients assembled in the right way.  This cannot be faked.

It is simple, unassuming, reliable, comforting, fortifying and delicious – the most delicious sandwich we’ve ever tasted.  
By sharing it with London, we're sharing a little of Philly - the cradle of liberty and our hometown - with the world.

 
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THE what


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THE what


THE MEAT

Rib-Eye Beef 

 

Prime, Marbled and Flavourful chosen from the best butchers in London.

THE BREAD

Soft Italian Sub 

Hoagie roll, baked to our exacting specifications. If you're from from Philly you know it when you have it - otherwise it is hard to describe.

THE CHEESE

WIZ

A bit of a trade secret, that is only really known by those who have grown up around cheesesteaks and have watched some of the world's best practitioners create them.  Made locally with 99.9% Real Cheese, and has no added colouring or flavouring.  Our technique is on display daily in Spitalfields. 

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THE HIStory


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THE HIStory


Developed in the early 20th century by Pat and Harry Olivieri at their street food stall in the heart of South Philly the original sandwich consisted of thinly sliced beef grilled with onions, served in a soft white Italian roll.  Cheese was not part of the original sandwich, but was subsequently added and the legend was born.  The recipe remains relatively unchanged to this day.

 Although the recipe seems relatively simple, the biggest impediment to making an authentic cheesesteak sandwich is the ability to source the proper ingredients and prepare them precisely according to the South Philadelphia tradition.  There are many who claim to make Philly Cheesesteaks, but only a relative few who actually do it right.  Once you’ve tasted the real thing, you will never again be fooled.  

The cheesesteak has its origins in the gritty, working-class neighborhoods of South Philadelphia - pronounced by the locals “sow fluffia”.  Known for its ethnic enclaves resulting from waves of European immigration in the 1800s, especially from Italy, the city’s tough attitude - pronounced “at-tee-tuude” - emanates from these rugged blue-collar streets.

The Italian laborers of South Philadelphia needed hearty, affordable fayre to keep them going during their long days of strenuous work and the cheesesteak ticked all the boxes.      

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THE Menu


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THE Menu


Philly Cheesesteak WizWit £8.00

SODA FOLK Root Beer £2.00

Diet Coke £1.50

Philly Phry Steak £8.00

SODA FOLK Cream Soda £2.00

Coke £1.50

WIZ Fries £4.00

Water £1.00

Dr Pepper £1.50

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THE How


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THE How


It is vitally important that you heed these instructions because there is a strict protocol that must be followed when placing your order for an authentic Philly Cheesesteak. 

So, how’s it work?  First, you must be in the right frame of mind. 

You must know exactly what you want and then assuredly voice your request.  Here are the four simple steps:

1. Whole or Half? - most people who go for the half end up regretting it.

2. Choosing your cheese - choose one of three varieties of cheese - Provolone, American or “Liberty Wiz” our own special recipe cheese sauce (Hint: “Wiz” is the choice of purists and the most delicious way to have it)

3. Wit or Witout?  Translation from Philly English to the Queen’s English: do you want sautéed onions on your cheesesteak?

4. Putting it all together: Confidently declare - Whole or Half + the name of the cheese you’d like + the onion preference - for example “Whole Wiz Wit” or “Half Provolone Witout” and you’re done!

If you mess up your order, don’t worry, it happens.  Step aside, so as not to hold up your fellow customers, think about where you went wrong, then rejoin the queue and give it another go.  Practice makes perfect and a cheesesteak tastes better after a bit of adversity.

Adapted from I.M. Hungry's "How to Order a Steak"

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THE Where


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THE Where


 

Liberty Cheesesteak's "Love Park" in Spitalfield's Market is London's first full time real Philly Cheesesteak retail experience.

Our contention has always been that you can't separate the Philly Cheesesteak from the culture from which it emerged.  We've argued that the real Philly Cheesesteak is not something you consume, so much as it is something you experience.  With "Love Park" - we're endeavouring to transport Londoners to the streets of South Philly to provide a glimpse into the culture behind the food and why Philadelphians, the world over, are so passionate about it.

Why "Love Park"?
1. Philly is the City of Brotherly Love.
2. Philadelphians are an emotive bunch - just go to an Eagles game if you don't believe us.
3. "Love Park" is a famous plaza in Center City Philadelphia and home to one of the most well known installations of artist Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture.

Where: Spitalfields Market, Lamb Street E1 6EA

When: Daily

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday - 11:30 - 16:00

Thursday/Friday - 11:30 - 19:00

Saturday/Sunday - 12:00 - 17:00

What to look for: a food truck adorned in Phillies red pinstripes that we have christened "Cheesesteak One" and a really cool customer area - "Love Park" - that invites you to stay and hangout for a while.


 

We are at CityPoint every Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 2pm.
Address: 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9HU