From Chicken Tikka to Classic Subs, Here’s the Best Sandwich Catering in San Francisco
- Meredith Bethune
- 3 Min Read
San Francisco is renowned for its incredible bread (sourdough, anyone?). That, combined with its reputation as one of the best dining cities in the country according to Condé Nast Traveler, means excellent sandwiches abound on the peninsula. And sandwich catering in San Francisco also reflects the diversity of cuisines available in the city. Here are the 10 best sandwich caterers in San Francisco:
1. Le Boulanger (Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park)
Known for its homemade San Francisco sourdough and 20 other bread varieties, Le Boulanger is still family owned and operated after all these years. Assorted omelet sandwiches are ideal for a breakfast meeting, and Boxed Lunches come with spreads on the side, as well as an apple, chips, and a cookie. For a change of pace, organize a wine happy-hour meeting built around a beautifully presented cheese and fruit plater.
2. Soma Eats (2nd Street, San Francisco)
You can always count on Soma Eats for some of the best sandwich catering in San Francisco. Mix it up with the Medium Sandwich & Salad package, or go for the famous lunch boxes that include a cookie to go with your choice of sandwich or a salad with walnuts and goat cheese.
3. Truly Mediterranean (16th Street, San Francisco)
Look no further than Truly Mediterranean for San Francisco sandwich catering that can feed a crowd while also accommodating special diets. All components of the Mediterranean combo platter like crispy falafel, zippy hummus, smoky baba ghanoush, and refreshing tabbouleh are homemade with original recipes. After that, move onto sandwiches such as the chicken shawarma wrap packed with juicy strips of spit-roasted chicken.
4. Manhattan Hub (Sansome Street, San Francisco)
Manhattan Hub is another San Francisco sandwich-catering favorite that makes it easy to plan for a breakfast or lunch meeting that will have top-notch food to please everyone. The Southwest turkey-sausage breakfast wrap satisfies those early morning hunger pangs, while the lunchtime Nosh Boxes always arrive on time filled with chips, fruit salad, a cookie, and a delicious sandwich such as the Italian chicken pesto slathered in the basil-rich spread.
5. Chez Julien (Bush Street, San Francisco)
You can’t go wrong with Chez Julien, certainly a favorite for sandwich catering in San Francisco and known for creating high-quality lunches with a French twist. Order a sandwich platter, but don’t forget to add a signature Julien salad composed of mixed greens and arugula with beets, quinoa, walnuts, green apples, feta, and cilantro-caper vinaigrette.
6. Sunrise Deli (2nd Street, San Francisco)
Take a break from the regular turkey-sandwich lunch meeting while still accommodating special diets and place an order with Sunrise Deli. This San Francisco sandwich caterer has been at work since 1984, making from-scratch Middle Eastern food. The Super Falafel sandwich surprises with the addition of hummus, eggplant, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickled cabbage, all served on lavash.
7. Firehouse Subs (Redwood Boulevard, Novato)
Two former firefighter brothers founded Firehouse Subs, so the portions are large and the value is unsurpassed. You can’t go wrong with subs like the turkey, pastrami, veggie, and more. Add them to a Rookie Box Lunch or order a Standard Sub Platter complete with mayo, deli mustard, and kosher pickles.
8. Mission Picnic (22nd Street, San Francisco)
For something out of the ordinary, you have to try Mission Picnic. They’re doing excellent sandwich catering in San Francisco with picnic-inspired lunches like the cranberry turkey sandwich stuffed with slow-roasted turkey breast, aged swiss, organic sprouts, red onions, green leaf lettuce, mayonnaise, and cranberry sauce, all on a french roll. Or feed a crowd in an instant with Picnic for Twenty that includes 20 half sandwiches and your choices of two salads.
9. Spice Ladle (S. Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo)
Sandwich catering in San Francisco takes on Indian influences at Spice Ladle. Branch out from the regular midday meeting routine and order a classic chicken-tikka-sandwich platter. Dutch crunch rolls bulge with marinated chicken, shredded romaine, sautéed peppers, red onion relish, and yogurt-chutney dip with green coconut.
10. Zadna (Broadway, Redwood City)
The team at Zadna goes above and beyond to make their loyal customers happy. In addition to the falafel sandwich (a favorite among vegetarians), don’t overlook the tender chicken kabob. There’s also walnut baklava for dessert, with layers of phyllo dough oozing with honey and lots of nuts.
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