First Philly’s Greatest Ghost Kitchen is now open in Oakland

First Philly’s Best Ghost Kitchen opens in Oakland, California.

California’s most authentic Philly Cheesesteaks are now available to more NorCal residents!

First Philly's Best Ghost Kitchen is now open in OaklandIrvine, CA ( Philly’s Best, home of California’s most authentic Philly cheesesteaks, is proud to announce the opening of its very first ghost kitchen. Oakland’s Northern California Ghost Kitchen is operated from the Oakland Food Hall, making Philly’s Best Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, Hoagies, Cheesesteak Fries, and other real Philly favorites even more accessible to Oakland locals. The haunted kitchen is run by Bruce and Latrina Hopson – longtime Oakland residents and seasoned restaurateurs who proudly brought the taste of “Real Deal Philly” to Northern California for the first time last year with the opening of a Philly’s Best Location Nearby of Oakland International Airport in the Hegenberger Gateway Retail Center.

“When we opened the first Philly’s Best sandwich store in Northern California after nearly three decades of success as the most authentic Philly Cheesesteak in Southern California, we proudly took the responsibility to bring the iconic flavors of Philadelphia to our own community in Oakland. “Said Latrina Hopson. “The great response from guests to the opening of our first location made it clear to us that we need to expand! We’re excited to be opening our ghost kitchen to introduce even more Oakland residents to Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks, as everyone should have the chance to experience our award-winning cheesesteaks for themselves! ”

Oakland Food Hall at 2353 E. 12th St. is revolutionizing the restaurant industry with ghost kitchens that are optimized for the delivery of a wide variety of kitchens. Guests longing for the real East Coast taste of Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks can order on site at the Ghost Kitchen kiosk or have DoorDash, Uber Eats and Postmates deliver them. Meal orders can also be placed for pickup online at or through the Philly’s Best Mobile App. Philly’s Best Ghost Kitchen offers the full menu with top sellers and Philly favorites. All Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks are cooked to order on an expert flat grill with thinly sliced ​​steak or chicken breasts with melted American cheese loaded into an authentic east coast amoroso roll.

“Bruce and Latrina continue to exceed our expectations with their successful opening of the first-ever Philly’s Best in Northern California and we are very confident that they will grow the brand and make Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks a household name in Oakland,” said Philly’s Best founder Bob Levey. “With our first ghost kitchen, we can introduce many new guests to the unmistakable Philly’s Best experience so that they can try for themselves why our cheesesteaks have been the ‘worth the drive’ sandwich shop in California for almost 30 years. ”

The Philly’s Best story began when Philadelphia-born Bob Levey was stationed in San Diego, California while he was serving in the Navy. Far from home and with no place to satisfy his cheesesteak cravings, the dream was born to bring his favorite Philadelphia food to California. Together with his Philadelphia wife, Andrea, the couple opened their first Philly’s Best Cheesesteak and Hoagie Shop in Fountain Valley in 1992. Since then, the brand has spread across California and is the chosen Philadelphia transplants target when they crave the real taste of home.

Philly’s Best Ghost Kitchen is located at Oakland Food Hall, 2353 E 12th St., Oakland, Calif 94601. Pick-up or delivery orders can be placed between 10am and 10pm. For more information on Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks and to see the full menu, visit

About Philly’s Best

Philly’s Best celebrates nearly 30 years of true Philly taste in California. The company was founded by Philadelphia native Bob and Andrea Levey, who wanted to bring the flavors of Philadelphia to their new home in Southern California. In 1992 they opened their first location at Philly’s Best in Fountain Valley. The company’s authentic flavors start with proprietary recipes, along with ingredients and products straight from Philadelphia, including Amoroso® Rolls, Herr’s® Chips, Taylor® Pork Roll, Hank’s Soda, Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer® and a variety of TastyKake® offerings . Philly’s Best is a unique brand and concept for Philly and has grown to 20 locations across California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at, Call (949) 206-9724, like her on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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