Why wait to have your Thanksgiving dinner the day of? You can bite into Thanksgiving between two slices of bread any day of the week, thanks to our city's savvy sandwich makers. Warning: do not operate heavy machinery after downing one of these creations. Food comas likely await. Here are our picks for Thanksgiving-themed sandwiches (and one hot dog!) that give us (the good kind of) heart palpitations.
Morty's Deli–The "Gobble Gobble", available starting November 15, $7.50, seasonal
Sliced Diestel turkey, brie, housemade cranberry-jalapeño relish, housemade roasted shallot mayo, baby spinach and sweet potato fries (IN the sandwich!!) on nut bread.
280 Golden Gate Avenue at Hyde, 415-567-DELI
Deli Board–The "437," $10, seasonal
Sliced turkey, housemade garlic mashed potatoes, tangy "board sauce", muenster cheese, bacon, housemade cranberry mayo on dutch crunch.
1058 Folsom Street, 415-552-7687
Ike's Place–The "Going Home For Thanksgiving," $8.98, seasonal
Sliced oven-roasted turkey breast, whole-berry cranberry sauce, sriracha, havarti. You'll want to get this one on dutch crunch.
3489 16th Street, 415-553-6888
Zog's Dogs–The "Thanksgiving Dog,",$6.95, seasonal
California-made Englehart turkey sausages spiced with cilantro and peppers, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and crispy fried onions on a toasted sesame bun. Sounds like a gut-bomb, but it's surprisingly just the right amount of decadence.
1 Post Street at Market, 415-391-7071
Rhea's Deli–The "Dolores," $7.95, available year-round
Smoked, peppered turkey, spicy cranberry sauce mixed with sriracha, muenster cheese, spinach, tomato, pickled jalapeños and pickles on Acme bread.
800 Valencia Street @ 19th, 415-282-5255
Pop's Sandwich Shop–The "Free Bird!!!," $6.45, available year-round
Turkey, bacon, swiss, housemade cranberry sauce, mayo, lettuce and housemade stuffing on toasted bread.
737 Portola Drive, 415-681-4316
Do you know of a Thanksgiving-themed sandwich? Let us know in the comments!