Readers’ Choice 2020: Jewish Restaurant

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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 until 9 p.m. except Sunday, when it closes at 3 p.m. Also at the CJM, and newly opened Oakland location on Franklin Street!



Oakland Kosher

(510) 839-0177  •

In addition to their amazing array of kosher foods, holiday fare and wine, Oakland Kosher’s new deli counter serves up hot kosher sandwiches like shawarma and schnitzel. And of course, the consummate deli fare, a kosher pastrami sandwich. All proffered with delish fries and sides. Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California supervision.



Izzy‘s Brooklyn Bagels

(650) 329-0700  PALO ALTO
(650) 322-5700  EAST PALO ALTO

Kosher 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 fixins. Wild lox, salads, pizza, burritos, wraps, cookies and prepared platters along with lots of other food, Izzy’s is pretty close to one stop to make everyone in the family happy.

The Marvelous Matzah


(408) 568-0658  •

Who says good things can’t happen in the middle of a pandemic? The SIP put a slammed oven door on the catering business yet spawned the emergence of a wonderful — er, Marvelous — new operation in Sunnyvale. Enter the matzah ball soup, pastrami and corned beef of Jeffrey Weinberg of JW catering. Call or order through the website for pickup and delivery services. The name is a play on the fabulous Amazon Prime show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — check out both the restaurant and the series if you haven’t already.



Wise Sons Larkspur Bagelry

(415) 787-3354  •

(Temporarily closed.) 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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