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Inside AL’s Deli, the Splashy New Mission Sibling of AL’s Place

It’s filled with splashes of color, huge windows, and fluffy falafel

AL’s Deli, the very casual follow-up to chef Aaron London’s other Mission restaurant AL’s Place, opens July 17.

Like London’s original restaurant, where a signature shade of “AL’s blue” is found throughout, the Deli is filled with pops of color. Pink signage, blue walls and tiles, and a bathroom saturated with tropical vibes (and wallpaper) give the whole space a beachy feel.

It’s an appropriate pairing with London’s menu of dishes inspired by trips to Jaffa, Israel, where diners spill onto the street at cafes. The menu is also influenced by Jewish delis (specifically Montreal smoked meats), with dishes like a pita filled with smokey brisket, potato hot pockets stuffed with smoked salmon and cream cheese, and falafel corn dog bites. Check out more of the menu here.

When it opens, it’ll serve lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. seven days a week, with delivery and pickup via Caviar.

A roast chicken on a platter with three knives with hot pink handles stuck into it
Shawarma spiced chicken and... knives
Patricia Chang
Potato hot pocket stuffed with cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onion caper ($12)
Patricia Chang
Falafel corn dog bites ($7)
Patricia Chang
Tomato, cucumber, burnt lime salad ($13 )
Patricia Chang
Fries with smoked thyme, sesame, ranch-ish
Patricia Chang
The counter and kitchen at AL’s Deli
Molly DeCoudreaux
Seating facing Guerrero Street
Molly DeCoudreaux
Leaf print blue wallpaper with flamingos in the bathroom at AL’s Deli
Colorful wallpaper in the bathroom
Molly DeCoudreaux
AL’s Deli sign hangs out front
Molly DeCoudreaux
AL’s Deli at 18th and Guerrero St.
Molly DeCoudreaux

AL's Deli

598 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

AL's Place

1499 Valencia Street, , CA 94110 (415) 416-6136 Visit Website
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