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At Life Bistro, it is our mission to craft unique, delicious, and high-quality vegan dishes that cater to all types of food lovers in Atlanta. Our passion for plant-based cuisine and our culinary expertise allow us to create innovative dishes that pay tribute to classic food staples while providing a healthier, cruelty-free alternative for our patrons. Among the many mouthwatering creations on our menu is the Vegan Philly, a plant-based spin on the iconic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich that perfectly captures the essence of what makes the original sandwich so beloved, while staying true to our vegan principles.

Life Bistro’s Vegan Philly is a masterpiece of vegan culinary craft, featuring portobello mushrooms and Beyond Meat strips as the sandwich’s main protein sources. These juicy, delectable plant-based ingredients are sautéed to perfection with onions and peppers, creating a rich and mouthwatering umami profile that is reminiscent of the finest Philly cheesesteaks. Coupled with our house-made vegan cheese sauce, this combination of plant-based proteins and vegetables brings intense flavor and filling satisfaction to every bite of our Vegan Philly.

In this blog post, we will explore how Life Bistro’s Vegan Philly embodies the intersection between innovative plant-based cuisine and a consummate tribute to a classic American sandwich. From the carefully selected plant-based protein sources to the traditional ingredients that make up a classic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich, we will unveil the delicate balance and creative inspiration that has led to the creation of Life Bistro’s Vegan Philly. So, buckle up for a journey through the culinary craftsmanship and vegan recipes that have come together to create this delectable sandwich. Discover the magic behind our Vegan Philly and why it remains a must-try dish for both vegans and non-vegans alike who want to experience the revolution of Atlanta’s plant-based dining scene.

Plant-Based Protein Powerhouses: The Meatless Heart of Our Vegan Philly

At the core of our Vegan Philly lies a powerful alternative to the traditional beef found in classic Philly cheesesteaks: plant-based proteins that mimic the flavors, textures, and qualities of the original sandwich. In this section, we will explore the two shining stars that make up the meatless base of our Vegan Philly – portobello mushrooms and Beyond Meat strips.

1. Portobello Mushrooms: A Rich, Umami-Infused Flavor Foundation

A key player in our Vegan Philly is the succulent portobello mushroom, boasting a meaty texture and deep, earthy, umami-infused flavor profile. This plant-based alternative is seasoned and grilled to perfection to create a satisfying mouthfeel and taste that harken back to the traditional Philly cheesesteak experience.

2. Beyond Meat Strips: The Future of Plant-Based Innovation

To enhance the flavors found in our Vegan Philly, we’ve included another cutting-edge plant-based protein: Beyond Meat strips. This revolutionary product expertly replicates the texture and taste of beef, melding seamlessly with our portobello mushrooms to create a meat-free filling that effortlessly rivals its conventional counterpart.

Traditional Elements: Paying Homage to Philadelphia’s Culinary Icon

While our Vegan Philly distinguishes itself from traditional Philly cheesesteaks through innovative plant-based protein sources, we understand the importance of preserving the sandwich’s authentic flavors and ingredients. In this section, we will showcase the traditional elements that pay tribute to the iconic American sandwich.

1. The Perfect Balance of Onions and Peppers

Sautéed onions and peppers are crucial to capturing the essence of a true Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Our chefs at Life Bistro skillfully sauté onions and peppers, caramelizing them to release their sweet, fragrant flavors, creating an impeccable balance with our plant-based proteins.

2. Delectable Bread: The Foundation of Any Great Sandwich

A great sandwich begins with great bread, and our Vegan Philly is no exception. Our chefs meticulously choose the perfect vegan baguette with the right balance of a crunchy exterior and an airy, tender interior to cradle our plant-based proteins and toppings, crafting a harmonious symphony of taste and texture in every bite.

House-Made Vegan Cheese Sauce: Embracing the Cheesesteak Spirit

A Philly cheesesteak would be incomplete without its signature cheese component. Our Vegan Philly creatively and tastefully addresses this challenge with our house-made vegan cheese sauce, proving that plant-based alternatives can bring the same luscious, creamy quality to the table.

1. Craftsmanship and Passion: Creating the Ultimate Vegan Cheese Sauce

Our culinary experts pour their ardor and creativity into the creation of our vegan cheese sauce, resulting in a mouthwatering blend of rich and savory flavors. By carefully selecting and combining plant-based ingredients, Life Bistro’s vegan cheese sauce elegantly mimics the taste and creamy texture of traditional cheese, tying the sandwich together in a satisfying, cohesive manner.

2. Mindful Eating: Indulging in a Cruelty-Free Alternative

Incorporating plant-based cheese into our Vegan Philly reflects our commitment to providing an ethical, cruelty-free alternative without sacrificing taste and satisfaction. With every bite, you can savor the delectable house-made vegan cheese sauce and feel good about your dining choice at Life Bistro.

Celebrating the Power of Plant-Based Ingredients: A New Era in Atlanta’s Dining Scene

Life Bistro’s Vegan Philly is a shining example of what can be achieved when passion for plant-based cuisine meets a reinterpretation of classic dishes. It demonstrates that plant-based dining in Atlanta is more than a trend – it’s a transformative culinary movement.

1. Redefining Boundaries: Veganizing American Classics

Our Vegan Philly demonstrates how plant-based, cruelty-free alternatives can successfully replace conventional ingredients while retaining the spirit of celebrated classics. This ingenuity extends across our entire menu, empowering our guests to indulge guilt-free without sacrificing taste.

2. Embracing Sustainability: Mindful Dining Choices

As Atlanta’s dining scene progressively embraces sustainability, Life Bistro remains at the forefront of the plant-based revolution. Our Vegan Philly is the perfect expression of this commitment, showcasing that an eco-conscious, ethical lifestyle can be both delicious and rewarding.


The Vegan Philly at Life Bistro exemplifies our dedication to crafting innovative, satisfying, and cruelty-free renditions of classic dishes. Our harmonious blend of plant-based proteins, traditional ingredients, and house-made vegan cheese sauce will satisfy cravings while showcasing the potential of Atlanta’s thriving plant-based dining scene.

Are you ready to experience the flavors and textures of our Vegan Philly, a tribute to the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak in a new vegan light? Visit our vegan restaurant in Atlanta or browse through our website to explore the full menu. 

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