In a food town, the sandwich can be overlooked. However, the sandwich is the greatest culinary invention ever. Why? It’s versatile, mobile, and incredibly satisfying when done just right. If you’re in San Francisco then enjoy the abundance of places dedicated to making the best sandwiches ever. Many places in the 415 give special care to provide the best quality meats, veggies, spreads, sauces, and top breads for your sandwiches. Here are the best sandwiches alongside the places you can enjoy them. Bon appétit!
1. Molinari Special (Molinari Delicatessen)
This place is a San Francisco Italian salami and cured meats landmark. Go to North Beach and get the Molinari Special and experience Italy in some unforgettable bites. Located at 373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
2. Hot Pastrami on Dutch Crunch (Roxie's Market & Deli)
This deli is a favorite for create-your-own sandwiches, and the Pastrami on Dutch Crunch is a big hit. Respected by San Franciscans too, so go check them out at 500 Kirkham Street, San Francisco, 94122
3. Hot Pastrami Submarine Sandwich (The Yellow Submarine)
This Inner Sunset institution will evoke the Beatles and great tasty subs. The hit is the hot Pastrami Sub that is flavorful, fresh and toasty warm! Yellow Submarine is at 503 Irving Street, San Francisco, 94122
4. Porchetta Sandwich (Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie)
Some things are worth the wait, and this place is crowded for good reason. Roli Roti's crispy and moist porchetta will satisfy your sandwich needs in every way. Located at Ferry Building Marketplace 1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, 94111
5. Pastrami Sandwich (Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen)
Go to any of the area locations and try the Ménage a trois on Dutch crunch. Halal chicken along with three sauces, cheese, and of course the “dirty sauce.” Ike's has various locations and one in town at 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
6. Italian Sandwich (Lucca Delicatessen)
A Marina Classic. Open since 1929, this Italian-styled Marina deli slices house-roasted meats and cheeses to order and uses fresh, local Acme bread. All together, simple and delicious. The Italian sandwich is a hit here and mouth watering.
7. Ami-Cado Sandwich (Lou's Cafe)
Lou's Ami-Cado mixes Italian and Californian flavors. The Ami-Cado sandwich has pastrami, salami, and Lou's special sauce. Lou’s sauces and breads separate them from the other sandwich spots. Visit Lou's Cafe at 5017 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, 94118
8. Ménage à Trois (Ike’s Place)
San Francisco's answer to Katz's in New York. This is a no brainer just go straight for the Pastrami sandwich and enjoy with a smile. And if you’re missing real-deal bagels—here’s your spot. Located at 3150 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
9. Korean Steak Sandwich (Rhea's Deli & Grocery)
Head to Dolores Park and also enjoy this eclectic and popular sandwich. This sandwich features tender rib-eye marinated in soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Rhea's is located at 800 Valencia Street, San Francisco, 94110
10. Turkey Sandwich (Arguello Supermarket)
Go to Arguello's and get the World famous turkey plus avocado and Swiss. The sandwiches feature perfectly layered dark and white meat, so you will not be disappointed.
11. Roast Beef with Avocado Sandwich (Marina Submarine)
If you love classic deli sandwiches then come to Marina Sub to be delighted by any number of classic sandwiches. The Roast Beef Avocado sandwich is a favorite here. Try out this overlooked spot and visit them at 2299 Union Street, San Francisco, 94123
12. Smoked Brisket Sandwich (Deli Board)
This is on the higher end for sandwich spots, but well worth it. If you're willing to spend more, go for a sandwich with brisket, corned beef, kosher salami, Muenster and cheddar. Deli Board is located at 1058 Folsom Street, San Francisco, 94103
Have you been to any of these sandwich spots? Let us know your opinions and favorite places for a great sandwich in the city. If you’re curious about more great food then check out
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