One of my favorite things about working in San Francisco is my access to food trucks. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we get a new set of food trucks across the street to try thanks to Off the Grid.
Izzy’s Cheesesteaks showed up for the first time, so my friend Catalina and I stopped to check out the menu and found this:
We read the menu and were sold immediately. I was sold by the roasted garlic and mushroom option and Catalina was sold by the cheeze whiz option. She is a big fan of cheesesteaks and insisted that the only legit one she’s been able to find on the west coast is a food truck in LA, which imports its bread from Philly and offers the must-have whiz option.
Well, it looks like we may have found our local version.
The sandwich was so delicious (and I was so hungry) that I inhaled the whole thing. The meat was extremely flavorful, and the cheese was perfectly runny. The bread tasted fresh — and we all know that the bread can make or break a sandwich! Just like the truck in LA, Izzy’s Cheesesteaks imports Amaroso rolls straight from Philadelphia. I’ve never had a Philly cheesesteak in Philly so I can’t speak to its authenticity (yet!), but I can say that the roll was delicious.
The garlic fries had the right amount of garlic flavor and were not too greasy or salty at all. These fries did not need any ketchup with them — the naked fries with a touch of the garlic bits made a perfectly flavored bite.
I had a bite of the whiz sandwich and it was good, but I’m personally not a big cheeze whiz fan so I’ll probably stick to the other cheeses. I hope they come back to our neighborhood because I would definitely eat there again.