If you want to go Vietnamese for your lunch sandwich, you can score a banh mi for just $3. So why is it, asks Mission, that deli sandwiches run $7 to $10 these days?
Ted's Market is "the most unsung sandwich place in the city," says chipman, and ML800 cites their great daily specials, including roast pork. With regular sandwiches around $5, it's packed at lunchtime but they move people through quickly.
The couple who run Guerrero Market & Deli make "big, delicious, affordable sandwiches with lots of love," says vulber. The wild salmon BLT, at $8, is probably the priciest offering.
pauliface always stops at Courtney's for some of their creatively tasty, inexpensive sandwiches before getting on a plane, going on a hike or to the beach.
And Lee's Delis, ubiquitous in the FiDi, make good sandwiches with ingredients like freshly roasted, hand-cut turkey or real sliced roast beef, usually $5 or less.
Ted's Market & Deli [SOMA]
1530 Howard Street, San Francisco
El Metate [Mission]
2406 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Guerrero Market & Deli [Mission]
701 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
Courtney's [Contra Costa County]
2190 Meridian Park Boulevard, Concord
Lee's Deli [Financial District]