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.Read More
San Francisco's Ultimate Pastrami Map
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
9. Submarine Center
Sub Center is West Portal's sandwich go-to, with hot pastrami on a soft roll a touchstone order for all those foggy days.
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10. Pissed Off Pete's
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.
11. Mikkeller Bar
Wash down your vast beer options at this shiny brew hall with a house-smoked pastrami Reuben (or two).
12. Giordano Bros.
Don't forget to add an egg on top of this pastrami sandwich, which comes Pittsburgh-style with fries inside.
13. Ike’s Place
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).
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
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.
16. Machine Coffee and Deli
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
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
This meat-centric spot boasts a signature charcuterie plate that includes duck pastrami, rabbit rillettes and more.