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Chicago-Style Italian Beef Comes to NYC!

Locally Sourced ● Crafted with Love ● The best sandwich you never knew existed

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The Story of 2nd City Beef & Italian Beef

Our Story: 

2nd City Beef was founded by a Chicago native that always dreamed of bringing Chi-Town's Italian Beef sandwich to New York City. We first started serving our beef sandwiches at concerts, breweries and street fairs and were then selected to be a part of the best food fair of them all, Smorgasburg. How could this classic sandwich not exist in the city that has it all? Well it's finally here NYC and we can't wait to feed you!! 


Our Food:

We start by slow-roasting our beef in a secret blend of Italian spices, then shave the roast paper thin. Our sandwich is then dunked in au jus and served with sweet or hot giardiniera peppers.  We teamed up with Paisano's to provide you with all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free pork sausage for our Combo sandwich. We make ALL of our food in-house, with the exception of the bread, which is baked by Brooklyn's very own Palagonia Bakery.


The Origin of Italian Beef:

Back in the day, Italian immigrants working in the Chicago stock yards would bring home some of the tougher, less desirable cuts of meat because they got them on the cheap. They figured out that if you slow roasted the meat, shaved it thin, and simmered the beef in the stock made from the pan drippings (au jus) it would become ridiculously soft and tender. They threw it on some Italian bread, added picked veggies and jalapeño in olive oil (gardiniera) and boom! Italian Beef Sandwiches. It started out as a dish for special occasions and grew to beef and sausage stands on every cool block of town.






Every Saturday- 11am-6pm

90 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

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PHONE 212-847-0304

90 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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