Test Driving the Passyunk Avenue Philly cheesesteak delivery kit

roomHere's what's in the cheesesteak/wings pack

What can you tell us about Passyunk Avenue

It’s a restaurant that’s centred around the main thing we’ll be talking about today. Opened in 2018 in Fitzrovia, they’ve been masters of the Philly cheesesteak sandwich ever since. If you want the best Philly cheesesteak in London, Passyunk Avenue is arguably the first place to come.

They have been delivering their cheesesteaks to locals during the lockdown, but they’ve also entered the DIY kit market with a strong offering (and that you can get delivered nationwide).

So what’s in this kit?

It has everything you need to create two of their signature dishes – the Philly cheesesteak (of course) and also hot wings. All you need is a frying pan and oil (for the cheesesteak) and a baking tray, oven and saucepan (for the wings).

And how does it all work?

Let’s start with the wings. In the pack are the wings (vacuum packed), the sauce and blue cheese dip.

roomThis is a pretty simple process. Roast the wings in the oven (15 mins each side), warm the sauce and then move the wings to a pot and pour the sauce over them. Toss the wings and then you’re done!

roomBehold – the hot wings.

And next, we move onto the main event, the Philly cheesesteaks. For these, in the pack you’ll find two part baked-rolls, chopped onions, cheese sauce (you can opt for provolone or American cheese but we’d go for the Passyunk Ave cheese wiz sauce every time) and, of course, the steak. There are two ribeyes, sliced into 3mm wide steaks (so the hardest part of getting the steaks thin enough is done for you).

Here’s how it all works.

roomTake the rolls and part-bake them for about five minutes. Let them cool for about 10 minutes before slicing them and heading to the next stage. Then fry the onions while you’re cutting the thinly sliced steak into strips. Next, get the cheese warmed up.

Then it’s just a case of frying the steak to medium (about 3 mins or so), stirring in the onions and then stuffing all that in the rolls. Lastly, the piece de resistance – pouring your warmed cheese wiz all over the steak and letting it melt into the bun.

roomAnd here’s the final result – a thing of beauty. We really love Passyunk’s Philly cheesesteaks and wondered if they’d translate well to home cooking. But these turned out just fantastic – gloriously cheesy steak all nestled in a soft, just-baked bun.

Are there any other kits available?

As well as this double pack, you can order the wings and cheesesteaks on their own. They also have a hoagie kit (a submarine sandwich filled with ham, mortadella, salami and provolone and they have burger, steak and hot-dog kits too 

Overall thoughts? 

We’ve tried our fair share of DIY kits over the lockdown period, and this is certainly up with the best. It ticks off the main box for us – making it far easier to create something at home that could be a little fiddly if we did it all ourseles. That and the final result was so damned good. We’d definitely recommend the kit.


More about Passyunk Avenue

Where is it? 80 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6NE

When do they deliver the kits? Nationwide 

How to order: Via their online shop

Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @passyunkavenue.

Hot Dinners were sent the Passyunk Avenue kit. Prices are correct at the time of writing.


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