Last Updated October 13, 2014
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Better than the brown bag is the sandwich procured from one of San Francisco's stellar lunch spots.

Merigan Sub Shop

Why We Love It: For the Meatball Sub. When Merigan opened, it opened to a sea of fanfare ready to dig into the newest, casual goods from A16's Liza Shaw. The Meatball sub is a special treat, plump and stuffed with...
|636 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 536-2991


Why We Love It: Because its thoroughly Greek. Souvla, named for the spit, or skewer, on which meat is roasted in Greece, celebrates a meat culture that we don't readily find in this neck of the woods. Spit-roasted...
|517 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 400-5458

Naked Lunch

Why We Love It: Opulent sandwiches. This small storefront packs a fancy punch into a very ordinary lunch vehicle: the sandwich. Foie gras? Check. Duck prosciutto? Naturally. Truffle salt? Obviously. And that's only...
|504 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 577-4951

Pal's Takeaway

Why We Love It: Because it lets us be ourselves. A few years ago, Jeff Mason opened a quirky, convenient, no-fuss sandwich operation out of the back counter in Tony's Market in the Mission. Pal's blends all the...
|2751 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, us

Show Dogs

Why We Love It: For the sausage. On an unlikely corner in the Mid-Market sector, lunchtime finds loyal regulars swarming into Show Dogs. The spot is known for its dressed up sausages—made by the folks at Foreign...
|1020 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, us
|(415) 558-9560
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