Since 1957, the Vince's family has worked to make our cheesesteaks, sausages, and other food concessions a popular choice in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Today, we're blessed to be a six-decade, five-generation (and counting) family business rooted in a region we're proud to call home. The Vince's family owns and operates the business and is grateful for our many friends and patrons. We're proud of the tradition you've helped us build across the Valley and beyond, and look forward to serving you as often as you give us the honor of your business.
Over the years, we've connected with many customers through our concession stands and new concepts, including our Pennsylvania German brand, Das Wurst Haus, a specialty sausage destination at the annual Kutztown Folk Festival. Your support of that event and your annual visits at the Allentown and Bloomsburg Fairs and other regional events continue to mean the world to us.
Allentown is going through a very public, prominent rebirth. Our story mirror's the City's: Vince's original location was forced to close during the first wave of redevelopment in the early 1970s.
In September of 2017, we were thrilled to realize the long-held goal of bringing a Lehigh Valley cheesesteak back to downtown Allentown with the opening of our brand-new concession inside the PPL Arena! We are proud partners of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and serve our classic cheesesteaks, specialty cheesesteaks and walking cheesesteak cones behind section 111 in the PPL Center! We're there for every moment of hockey season, every concert, and more! Visit us for fast, friendly service and a great value whenever you're at Downtown Allentown's state-of-the-art arena!
We look forward to the next phase of our story, and to sharing it with you, our friends and patrons.
FAQ: What's a "Lehigh Valley Cheesesteak"?
As the Lehigh Valley continues to grow and more and more people recognize the region for its great quality of life and cost of living, we get this question more and more. "What's the difference between a Philly Cheesesteak and a Lehigh Valley or Allentown Cheesesteak?" "Why do sauce, pickles, and hot peppers come as a standard on the LV cheesesteak? Is the meat different? What about the cheese?"
There are many theories about the origins of the Lehigh Valley or Allentown cheesesteak, but all of them include the meshing of strong culinary cultures centered around Italian American immigrant families and their Pennsylvania German neighbors, friends, and, eventually, kin. The red sauce is Italian, that's easy enough, and we support the theory that the pickles are a bit of modest PA German flair.
You won't find frozen wafers, Steak-ums, or other sliced cuts of fried meat in a truly local sandwich. Our meat is chopped and seasoning differs by local brand. The traditional Lehigh Valley cheesesteak uses white American cheese, though many shops offer other choices. We tend to shy away from whiz, whatever that is.
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