Readers’ Choice 2018: Jewish Restaurant


Shangri La Vegetarian Restaurant

(415) 731-2548  •

San Francisco’s Shangri La Vegetarian Restaurant features kosher vegetarian food in the style of your favorite Chinese dishes. Substituting beans, nuts and tofu for meat protein, the restaurant makes delicious and healthy versions of such classics as chow mein, chicken with cashew, sweet and sour pork, and clay pot dishes.

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

(415) 487-3354  •

Another San Francisco favorite, Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, has its flagship location in the heart of the Mission District, serving up a menu right from the deli hit parade including: pastrami on rye, bagel and smoked salmon, and potato latkes, plus new favorites. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner til 9 p.m. except Sunday, when they close at 3 p.m.



Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen

(510) 848-3354  •

In North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen bridges “the links between the ‘Old Country’ and the ‘New World,’” according to the website, honoring the Jewish immigrant culture while emphasizing fresh, seasonal fare.



Izzy‘s Brooklyn Bagels

(650) 329-0700 •

Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels in Palo Alto is open seven days a week to supply the freshest, tastiest bagels this side of the continent, along with spreads and other fixin’s.

Oren’s Hummus


Four cities host Oren’s Hummus: Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto and San Francisco. Fantastic versions of classic Israeli and Middle Eastern fare, including sabich, shakshuka and schnitzel, and hummus every which way you can imagine it.



Wise Sons Larkspur Bagelry

(415) 787-3354 •

The Larkspur Bagelry, an outpost of S.F.-based Wise Sons, is inside the Marin Country Mart at Larkspur Landing. In addition to bagels, bagel sandwiches and bakery goods, offerings include matzah ball soup and salads. Customers can also pick up traditional deli favorites in the to-go case. Wise Sons also sets up shop at Bay Area farmers markets, including Sunday mornings at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael.

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