Sandwiches. They are HUGE in the UK (Huge as in popular, not huge as in massive). Every grocery store has a massive selection of them every day, prepackaged and ready for a quick grab for lunch. Plus, they aren’t boring like most sandwiches in the US. Who doesn’t want a Coronation Chicken sandwich? Or prawn cocktail or cheese and onion? I miss a good cheese and onion sandwich. (Anyone know a good recipe?) So moving back to the US, I still want to grab a sandwich for lunch, but usually I’m stuck with nothing that interesting. I do try to check out new places when I can, but most of them are just your standard meat, cheese and veggies. And just kind of standard… I need to find an interesting sandwich place. So I heard about Deli Board and decided to try it out for lunch one day.
I tried to get there before the noon rush, and when I arrived, it wasn’t too busy, but there were still quite a few people there eating inside. I was picking up sandwiches for two, so I took mine to go. There’s a pretty extensive list on the menu (which isn’t online, they only seem to have their specials posted there), although there was only one real vegetarian option (even the salads were full of meat). You can also make your own sandwich, so if the one vegetarian sandwich doesn’t appeal to you, you can probably customize one that more suits you. The prices of the sandwiches also run between $13-17, so you’re looking at a pretty spendy sandwich (although they are quite large). Two of the specials jumped out at me: The Annabelle with roast beef, turkey, provolone cheese, cherry peppers, cole slaw, board sauce on a garlic French roll and the Skully with turkey, salami, muenster cheese, american cheese, jalapenos, mayo, board sauce, cole slaw on dutch crunch. I ordered one of each and figured we could split them. I didn’t have to wait too long for my sandwiches (around five minutes), but I imagine during busy times you could be here for quite awhile.
The sandwiches looked really amazing when I got home and took a peek. They were also pretty tasty, but not really amazing for the price. I do recommend the garlic bread as it really added something awesome to the overall taste of the sandwich. However, they are really big and quite expensive for something for lunch (and I believe they really are only open for lunch). So I recommend maybe splitting one or only going if you’re really hungry. I kind of wish they did half sandwiches. And while good, they still don’t compare to British sandwiches, but I’m not sure if anything ever will…
1058 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103