Sure, SF is a burrito town and these days, a toast town. But it's also a real sandwich town. We mean two-pieces-of-bread-and-some-meat kind of sandwich. Here are some of our all-time favorites.
Sandwich to Eat: The Artista • Roasted and braised pork + sharp provolone + green things + spicy things = good.
Sandwich to Eat: The Matt Cain • Almost everything at Ike's is a winner, but the Matt Cain – with provolone, roast beef, salami, turkey, and "godfather sauce" – is your MVP.
Sandwich to Eat: Banh Mi • We interrupt this Italian sandwich-heavy programming to bring you a banh mi. For vegetarians, we like the tofu version.
Sandwich to Eat: Lamb Wrap • Yes, this is a sandwich list, not a wrap list. But we make exception for Souvla.
Sandwich to Eat: The $$$ • It's called "The $$$" for god's sake, do you even need to know what's in it?
Sandwich to Eat: Pork Katsu • BRB, starting a change.org petition for all sandwiches to include a pork cutlet.
Sandwich to Eat: The Beard • Roast beef, pepper jack cheese, and bomb sauce on dutch crunch. Bomb. Sauce.
Sandwich to Eat: Roast Beef On A Pretzel Roll • Pretzel rolls: the most underrated of sandwich breads? Discuss.
Sandwich to Eat: Fried Chicken Sandwich • Now would be a good time to get to Oakland to try one of the best fried chicken sandwiches around.
Sandwich to Eat: The Willie Brown Bird • Cheese Plus shines most when they put the emphasis on plus. Our favorite sandwich there comes with smoked duck and fig. There's cheese on it, too.
Sandwich to Eat: Three Cheese Panini • Perhaps you've heard of the croissants at Tartine Bakery? Well perhaps you're sleeping on their sandwich situation.
Sandwich to Eat: The Caprese With Prosciutto • If you're still with us on this prosciutto-filled adventure, well, hello. How's it going? This one's a favorite.
Sandwich to Eat: Porchetta • Get sandwich. Take photo of sandwich in front of the Bay. Repeat.
Sandwich to Eat: Turkey Sandwich • Bi-Rite's sandwich game is close to as strong as its ice cream game. Get an ice cream after, probably.