A Sandwich a Day: Tuna Melt at Peninsula Creamery, Palo Alto, CA

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

In this great nation of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


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Classic '50s diner and shake shop Peninsula Creamery, in Palo Alto's downtown and Stanford Shopping Center, may be known for their burgers and malts, but it's the tuna melt that I always order.

It reminds us why canned tuna and mayonnaise are such a perfect marriage. (Don't wrinkle your nose.) This creamy tuna salad is best on sourdough bread—thick, butter-soaked, and crisp-edged—with two layers of American cheese fully melted within. Mayo, butter, and liquefied cheese ooze together in every bite. Unbeatable. (The skin-on fries are the order of choice.)

Peninsula Creamery

566 Emerson Street, Palo Alto CA 94301 (map) 650-323-3131; paloaltocreamery.com