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San Francisco's Ultimate Pastrami Map

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It's day two of Eater's Five Days of Meat, and we're celebrating with a master map of what's arguably the town's newest old-school meat trend: pastrami. From deli counters to dishes at hotspots around town, pastrami is making a comeback: here are the 18 spots to get your fix today.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Schroeder's

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240 Front St
San Francisco, CA 94111
The reopened classic has a new lunch menu featuring a duck pastrami salad with cabbage, rye croutons, mustard vinaigrette and avocado.

2. Tommy's Joynt

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1101 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-4216
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Tommy's longstanding Joynt is famed for its hearty and no-nonsense meat selection, and the pastrami is a favorite, served as-you-like-it on bread or as a dinner plate. Just don't forget to stock up on self-serve pickles.

3. Alta CA

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1420 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 590-2585
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Alta CA's elevated surroundings belie its solid pastrami offering from chef Yoni Levy, who offers a pastrami sandwich on rye with cabbage and dijon for lunch, and runs a pastrami plate with mustard evenings through late-night service.

4. Rye Project

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180 7th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
1058 Hoagie reopened as Rye Project yesterday, and they've got a fresh new complement of sandwiches and bagels, including a hefty Romanian pastrami on rye bread sourced from Detroit.

5. Deli Board

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1058 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-7687
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When he's not working on Rye Project, Adam Mesnick mans things at Deli Board, where pastrami features in rotating specials like the vhat (brisket, corned beef, Romanian pastrami, muenster cheese, swiss cheese, cole slaw, Board sauce, garlic dutch crunch). Careful, it's big enough for two.

6. Mission Chinese Food

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2234 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-2800
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The kung pao pastrami is among MCF's most classic entrees, featuring a kick from chiles and a numbing aftertaste thanks to the ample Sichuan peppercorns.

7. 20th Century Cafe

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198 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102
The local darling is known for its sweet treats, but it also offers a tasty pastrami Reuben with sauerkraut, comté and Russian dressing.

8. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 655-7887
Wise Sons is flush with pastrami incarnations, from a host of sandwich options (including the burger) to dishes like pastrami cheese fries and pastrami scrambled with eggs and caramelized onions.

9. Submarine Center

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820 Ulloa St
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 564-1455
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Sub Center is West Portal's sandwich go-to, with hot pastrami on a soft roll a touchstone order for all those foggy days.

10. Pissed Off Pete's

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4528 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 584-5122
This under-the-radar dive bar fare offers a notable pastrami sandwich. Dubbed "the Beefeater," it's got described as "corned beef cured pastrami rubbed smoked brisket" with pickles and spicy mustard on rye.

11. Mikkeller Bar

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34 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 984-0279
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Wash down your vast beer options at this shiny brew hall with a house-smoked pastrami Reuben (or two).

12. Giordano Bros.

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303 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 397-2767
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Don't forget to add an egg on top of this pastrami sandwich, which comes Pittsburgh-style with fries inside.

13. Ike’s Place

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3489 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 553-6888
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Ike's is the Bay Area's sandwich mecca, but you may not have tried their pastrami options, which range from simple (pastrami, swiss, bacon) to gut-busting (try the Kryptonite if you dare).

14. Spruce

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3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 931-5100
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Spruce's casual cafe component features a house-cured pastrami with sauerkraut, gouda, and Russian dressing on grilled levain.

15. Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

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1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-3542
Get the Pastrami Philly at this old-school spot: it's served on a hoagie roll with sautéed green bell peppers, onions and melted provolone, with the option to add marinara and mushrooms. Not in the mood? They've also got a classic Reuben and a pastrami swiss burger.

16. Machine Coffee and Deli

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1024 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 913-7370
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This popular lunch stop features the "Pastraxle," a unique concoction of pastrami, provolone, spicy broccoli rabe, onion jam, aioli and mustard.

17. Shorty Goldstein's

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126 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 986-2676
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It's got the requisite pastrami sandwich, but this nouveau Jewish spot also slings pastrami at breakfast, when it it offers dishes like pastrami hash with eggs and rye toast and a bagel and egg sandwich with pastrami and cheddar.

18. Beast and the Hare

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1001 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-1001
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This meat-centric spot boasts a signature charcuterie plate that includes duck pastrami, rabbit rillettes and more.

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1. Schroeder's

240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111
The reopened classic has a new lunch menu featuring a duck pastrami salad with cabbage, rye croutons, mustard vinaigrette and avocado.
240 Front St
San Francisco, CA 94111

2. Tommy's Joynt

1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109
Tommy's longstanding Joynt is famed for its hearty and no-nonsense meat selection, and the pastrami is a favorite, served as-you-like-it on bread or as a dinner plate. Just don't forget to stock up on self-serve pickles.
1101 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Alta CA

1420 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Alta CA's elevated surroundings belie its solid pastrami offering from chef Yoni Levy, who offers a pastrami sandwich on rye with cabbage and dijon for lunch, and runs a pastrami plate with mustard evenings through late-night service.
1420 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. Rye Project

180 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
1058 Hoagie reopened as Rye Project yesterday, and they've got a fresh new complement of sandwiches and bagels, including a hefty Romanian pastrami on rye bread sourced from Detroit.
180 7th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Deli Board

1058 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
When he's not working on Rye Project, Adam Mesnick mans things at Deli Board, where pastrami features in rotating specials like the vhat (brisket, corned beef, Romanian pastrami, muenster cheese, swiss cheese, cole slaw, Board sauce, garlic dutch crunch). Careful, it's big enough for two.
1058 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

6. Mission Chinese Food

2234 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The kung pao pastrami is among MCF's most classic entrees, featuring a kick from chiles and a numbing aftertaste thanks to the ample Sichuan peppercorns.
2234 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. 20th Century Cafe

198 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The local darling is known for its sweet treats, but it also offers a tasty pastrami Reuben with sauerkraut, comté and Russian dressing.
198 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Wise Sons is flush with pastrami incarnations, from a host of sandwich options (including the burger) to dishes like pastrami cheese fries and pastrami scrambled with eggs and caramelized onions.
736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Submarine Center

820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127
Sub Center is West Portal's sandwich go-to, with hot pastrami on a soft roll a touchstone order for all those foggy days.
820 Ulloa St
San Francisco, CA 94127

10. Pissed Off Pete's

4528 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112
This under-the-radar dive bar fare offers a notable pastrami sandwich. Dubbed "the Beefeater," it's got described as "corned beef cured pastrami rubbed smoked brisket" with pickles and spicy mustard on rye.
4528 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94112

11. Mikkeller Bar

34 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Wash down your vast beer options at this shiny brew hall with a house-smoked pastrami Reuben (or two).
34 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102

12. Giordano Bros.

303 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Don't forget to add an egg on top of this pastrami sandwich, which comes Pittsburgh-style with fries inside.
303 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

13. Ike’s Place

3489 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Ike's is the Bay Area's sandwich mecca, but you may not have tried their pastrami options, which range from simple (pastrami, swiss, bacon) to gut-busting (try the Kryptonite if you dare).
3489 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

14. Spruce

3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Spruce's casual cafe component features a house-cured pastrami with sauerkraut, gouda, and Russian dressing on grilled levain.
3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118

15. Miller's East Coast Delicatessen

1725 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Get the Pastrami Philly at this old-school spot: it's served on a hoagie roll with sautéed green bell peppers, onions and melted provolone, with the option to add marinara and mushrooms. Not in the mood? They've also got a classic Reuben and a pastrami swiss burger.
1725 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

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16. Machine Coffee and Deli

1024 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
This popular lunch stop features the "Pastraxle," a unique concoction of pastrami, provolone, spicy broccoli rabe, onion jam, aioli and mustard.
1024 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

17. Shorty Goldstein's

126 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104
It's got the requisite pastrami sandwich, but this nouveau Jewish spot also slings pastrami at breakfast, when it it offers dishes like pastrami hash with eggs and rye toast and a bagel and egg sandwich with pastrami and cheddar.
126 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104

18. Beast and the Hare

1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This meat-centric spot boasts a signature charcuterie plate that includes duck pastrami, rabbit rillettes and more.
1001 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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