govinda’s gourmet vegetarian – chicken cheesesteak

Sometimes I really miss having meat. More particularly, I miss having burgers and occasionally cheesesteaks. I heard Govinda’s had a popular soy chicken cheesesteak. It wasn’t too far from the office for lunch, so that’s where I went last week.

Govinda’s chicken cheesesteak comes on either a sesame or whole wheat roll, with mozzarella or soy cheese, grilled peppers, olive oil, and hing. The chopped soy chicken is cooked with the peppers on the grill where they top it with the mozzarella. Despite how it looked, it thankfully wasn’t dry. It had some good flavor, but was lacking something. There were so few peppers that it seemed nonexistent in the sandwich. I also believe this sandwich could benefit from a much meltier cheese.

They have a pepper steak amongst many other sandwiches on their menu. Has anyone ever had em?

Govinda’s Gourmet Vegetarian
1408 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215.545.5452 (take-out)

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  1. Taylor says:

    While the sandwiches at Govinda’s used to be amazing, other pubs and restaurants have raised the veggie bar, and Govinda’s is now just OK. If I do eat at Govinda’s I get the chicken salad sub or the pepper steak sub. The pepper steak is the flavor bomb you’d probably enjoy more.

  2. Melissa says:

    Ahh- I’ve always wanted to try this place. Disappointing. Maybe they have better picks.

  3. Jen says:

    I always wanted to try Govinda’s too, but I agree there are definitely amazing veg places in philly so the bar is pretty high!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Pepper steak is good. The chicken cheesesteak I had was really good. I have friends who are 100% veg who really like the chicken quesadillas. I am not 100% veg but really liked ’em. Also, just found your blog and am REALLY excited about it!

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