ike’s place: best vegan sandwiches EVER.6
i gotta take a minute to tell y’all that the best sandwiches i’ve ever eaten were from ike’s place in san francisco. the hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop is located in the castro area of SF and offers a huge menu of specialty sandwiches, most of which can be ordered vegan with mock meats and soy cheese. i tried out ike’s place with my husband on a recent trip up north and we couldn’t believe how fucking amazing our sandwiches were.
we ordered 2 massive sandwiches and split them, and both were so damn good i couldn’t even decide on a favorite. the vegan eli manning (pictured above) was stacked with vegan turkey, garlic sauce, mushrooms, and soy cheese. i can see why it was the most expensive vegan sandwich on the menu, the thing was so damn hearty. my friend melisser of the urban housewife who suggested we check out ike’s in the first place, implored us to order the vegan backstabber (pictured below) which turned out to be an excellent sandwich as well. the thing that made the backstabber were the marinated artichoke hearts all mixed in with the garlic sauce, un-bloody-believable. we loved it.
if you are ever in san francisco looking for a great vegan sandwich, seriously look no further than ike’s place. i don’t even know what makes the sandwiches so exceptional. maybe it’s the fresh ingredients, or the soft bread, or the amazing “dirty sauce” that comes on each one. no matter what the secret ingredient is, all i can say is that ike’s place serves up the best damn sandwiches i’ve ever had. oh, and did i mention the staff are ridiculously friendly and sing along to beatles songs while they make your sandwich? i love this place. i’ve heard ike’s gets crazy on weekdays, so call and order your sandwich in advance if you don’t like lines!
ike’s placeTags: san francisco, sandwich
3506 16th St
(between Prosper St & Sanchez St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
Those sammies look so good, I think I just soiled myself…
awesome post!! The vegan backstabber looks amazing.
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My girlfriend and I both started drooling when we saw your post. “Mmmm… Ike’s…” It’s enough to make me want to fly to SF right now. Actually, I wonder if they deliver to Denver?
Just went to Ike’s on Monday and found out they are closing their doors (for now). They have been evicted and are forced to close their doors. The owner Ike was there on Monday to let everyone know the news. Ike said they will be reopening soon elsewhere within the city.
It took us 2 hours (no joke) to get our sandwiches on Monday, it was CRAZY there.
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