The lack of a great hoagie/grinder/sub shop in the Bay Area is not only deplorable, but well covered on this and other boards. I plan to change this in the next year or so, and am doing extensive research on the ingredients that will contribute to my vision. Over the course of the past few months, I've visited many local sub shops, with the result of being mostly disappointed, but confident in my ability to change the local atmosphere for the better. The key is in the bread, and too many places are either using really tough, sourdough, or baguette-style rolls that are not conducive to a friendly bite, or on the flip side, really tender too-soft rolls that collapse or dissolve under the weight of a hot juicy filling.
That said, three subs have met my standards for bread, for different reasons.
1. Freddie's (they use Wiedermeyer, and so does Subs, Inc)
2. Genova Delicatessen (they use Maggiora)
3. King Foot Subs (counter people don't know/won't say)
Anyone know who supplies the bread to King Foot Subs? Or have you had a great sub with great bread lately and want to share? I am not interested in importing Amaroso's or Sarcone's (the superior Philly bread, in my opinion), as I would prefer to support local businesses and keep the rolls as fresh as possible.
300 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133
2064 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
King Foot Subs
724 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108