When food trucks were helping feed people after Hurricane Sandy, we heard about a vendor called Steak & Crepes that was in the mix. We assumed it was a local street vendor, like The Fisherman’s Dog, who are based in the Rockaways. That assumption turned out to be wrong.
Last week Steak & Crepes was at the current street food hotspot, 47th St between Park & Madison, and there was a familiar face on board. Turns out that Steak & Crepes is the creation of Hacene, who used to be the manager of the Gorilla Cheese NYC truck. About a year ago, James from Gorilla Cheese told us that Hacene probably wouldn’t be working for him much longer, because he had an idea for his own food business. Looks like his idea was Steak & Crepes, two food items you wouldn’t necessarily put together.
The menu is just what it sounds like, several variations on cheesesteaks and a dessert menu featuring crepes. There was a sign on the cart for Amoroso’s bread, which is authentic Philly cheesesteak bread, so that was a promising omen.
We went with the basic regular cheesesteak, which cost $8.50. There were several toppings for more money, such as mushrooms, sweet or hot peppers and a few other choices, but grilled onions and your choice of 3 cheeses is included in the price.