where in the heck can you get a good sandwich in sf?
Nothing ethnic or too fancy. Straight forward, fresh deli-style with interesting toppings and specials.
Sorrento Deli on Mission (near Russia) in the Excelsior makes really good sandwiches -- lots of specials on the blackboard. They use excellent ingredients and breads.
Mollie Stone's Tower Market near Twin Peaks also makes excellent sandwiches with really good ingredients and breads.
We take sandwiches from both of these places to Giants games often. They both offer really nice side dishes, too.
Mollie Stone Tower Market
635 Portola Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127
4763 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112
Try Tom Colicchio's Wichcraft. I had an excellent chicken salad sandwich there a few weeks ago. Fast, friendly and considering the celebrity pedigree, not all that expensive.
868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Non-ethnic? That would be peanut butter and jelly right, or maybe grilled cheese.
Molinari makes a true to form Italian deli sandwich, as does Genova in Oakland.