Reuben sandwich – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Reuben sandwich - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
Pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing on rye bread. $14
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

This Reuben was delicious! I love Wise Sons’ pastrami and rye bread. Their pickles are also great with it’s classic texture.

Everything bagel with cream cheese – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Everything bagel with cream cheese - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
$3.50
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

This bagel was unlike any other bagel I’ve had in San Francisco. I don’t know, I’m not a New York bagel expert, but some people find Wise Sons bagel comparable to their precious NYC bagels. My opinion is that this bagel was very good. I loved the plentiful amount of seeds that created a thick crunchy, crusty layer on the outside. The interior wasn’t doughy or dense like some other bagels I’ve had that I didn’t like. For me, this bagel was a winner!

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Chocolate babka – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Chocolate babka - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
$3.50
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

Omg, I loved this! I I can’t say that I’ve had tried a lot of babka, but this tasted amazing and was SO chocolate-y. I loved all the thin, delicate layers and it just tasted really good. Mmm…

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Big macher burger – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Big macher burger - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
Patty ground with pastrami, Tillamook cheddar, Russian dressing, lettuce, onions, and relish on a sesame seed bun. $11
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

This burger was unexpectedly delicious coming from a Jewish deli! The patty with pastrami was different and tasty, and all the ingredients just worked so well together. Mmm…

The #19 sandwich – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

The #19 sandwich - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
Corned beef on rye with ‘slaw, Russian, and cold swiss cheese. Their tribute to Langer’s Deli in LA. $13.75
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

I love the sandwiches at Wise Sons. The meats are spectacular and the rye bread is divine. They’re a bit expensive, but I think that the quality is worth it. This sandwich was delicious and messy – just how I like it!

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Potato salad - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
Potato salad.

Bialy and local smoked salmon – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Bialy and local smoked salmon - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
With Sierra Nevada cream cheese, tomato, red onions and capers, pickle. Closed-faced $9
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

I really liked this smoked salmon bialy. The beer cream cheese had great flavor and wasn’t as heavy as normal cream cheese. The salmon also seemed lighter and fresher. Overall, it was a great way to start the day.

Condiments - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Condiments.

Narrowleaf self-heal

Narrowleaf self-heal (Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata, Lamiaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

Matzo ball soup – Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Matzo ball soup - Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen
Chicken noodle soup with a traditional matzo ball. $6
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, San Francisco CA

I don’t think I’ve ever had matzo ball soup at a restaurant before! Kinda weird since I really like matzo ball. This version did not disappoint – it was SO good. I actually wasn’t feeling well that day and thought that eating this would perk me up. It tasted wonderful and the huge matzo ball was fun and delicious! Mission accomplished…

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Wise Sons filming
They were filming something at the restaurant when I was there. The kitchen space is pretty small but you could see the owners walking around and explaining things to the camera.

Blue-eyed grass
Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium bellum, Iridaceae), Prisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.