A Sandwich a Day: Daily Meat Sandwich from Little Vine, San Francisco

In this great country 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.


[Photograph: Lauren Sloss]

North Beach is certainly not lacking when it comes to food options. But for those who live in the neighborhood, the arrival of Little Vine—a small, gourmet grocery store selling high-quality meats, cheese, coffee, sweets, produce, and more—was greeted with enormous enthusiasm. They also happen to make excellent sandwiches.

They sell two types of sandwich each day: a meat and vegetarian option. On my visit, the meat ($9) was a combination of sopressata salami, Joaquin gold cheddar cheese, Mendocino mustard, mayo, and romaine served on Acme Bread's green onion slab. The simple combination not only showcased delicious local ingredients, it had a comforting, familiar taste of a deli classic. The bread, in particular, should be used for sandwiches all over the city—the green onion flavor was excellent with the meat and cheese.

Little Vine

1541 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA 94133 (map) 415-738-2221; shoplittlevine.com