Check out Al’s Deli by Chef Aaron London in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco for an inexpensive, beautiful and delicious Mediterranean food in a photogenic pink and blue setting.
Last week something notable happened in the San Francisco food scene. Al’s Deli opened on Guerrero Street in the Mission neighborhood. It features – you guessed it – beautifully done deli food in the most charming setting. It is absolutely worth a visit for lunch or dinner.
Al’s Deli is the second restaurant by Aaron London, the chef behind Al’s Place. One of my San Francisco foodie claims to fame is eating at Al’s Place before it was named Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Apetit and before it received a Michelin star.
Read on for my review of the new Al’s Deli…
Al’s Deli Menu & What to Order
The menu is full of Aaron’s spin on Mediterranean and Israeli food. It’s deli food but in the spirit of his Michelin pedigree. Despite that, prices manage to be very reasonable with sandwiches and salads running $12-15 and side dishes $6-8. It’s easy to see why every table in the house was already occupied during our visit opening week.
Not-to-miss dishes include:
…shawarma spiced rotisserie chicken served with hot pink Opinel knives:
…tomato, cucumber and watermelon salad:
…falafel corn dog bites. 100% better than regular falafel:
…blistered eggplant & cauliflower sandwich:
and the chicken soup, creamy hummus, and all the sauces.
I would skip the potato latkes. IMHO they were too greasy. The cream cheese & smoked salmon one had wayyy too much cream cheese on it.
Best Restaurant Interiors San Francisco
One of my biggest gripes about the San Francisco food scene is that not enough thought is put into interior design. Slowly that’s changing with places like Leo’s Oyster Bar, The Riddler and Bloom, but we’re still so far behind cities like Manchester.
You can tell a great deal of thought was put into Al’s Deli. Every bit of the decor is a design dream – thoughtful, colorful and perfectly kitschy. The blue and pink color scheme is so fun – and photogenic.
Even the bathroom is photogenic.
Cliff Notes Version:
Check out Al’s Deli by Chef Aaron London in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco for an inexpensive, beautiful and delicious Mediterranean food in a photogenic pink and blue setting. I’d get there soon before word gets out!
Try it for yourself:
Al’s Deli by Aaron London
598 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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