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Jun 9, 2010 11:06 PM

Deli with Ham infused with truffle oil in the Bay area


There use to be a deli On Broderick street that's run out of the Faletti store. But after the deli closed down, it is just the premade foods and bakery.

There is a new deli that they're opening in that store. Maybe they'll have much the same selection, but in the mean time I'm looking for a replacement deli. I need to find another deli that sells that ham; ham infused with truffle oil.

If anyone can recommend suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. No ideas, huh? My search seems endless :(

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    1. re: Eswari

      Are you sure the ham was infused or was is presented as this winner in the Janice Beaton Sandwich Competition?
      Rustic sourdough (3 slices - middle layer infused with truffle oil), 3 Year Old Cheddar, Gruyere, avocado & black forest ham, grilled in truffle oil

    2. Yikes, I had no idea they'd shut down the deli and meat counter. That's a major loss. I just called, and one of the people who worked that counter, Tuffy, is no longer there. The lady on the phone didn't know where Tuffy had gone, but she's worth following--when she could get her hands on good salmon, she made amazing smoked salmon, and really knew how to handle the hams, salamis, and other tasty bits they sold.

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      1. re: SteveG

        The meat counter at Falletti is closed too?

        Falletti Foods
        308 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Falletti's butcher is unchanged and still a wonderful resource. DeLessio used to have a deli case filled with cured meats, cooked chicken & turkey breasts, and similar vittles that they have apparently gotten rid of. I'm going to have to go in person to get the real details, as the person I talked to on the phone just now didn't know much.

          So, where else do people get special cured meats like this? DeLessio had:
          1) selected Boccalone products--just the ones they thought were stellar (lardo, mortadella, ngduja, etc.)
          2) selected Fra Mani products--same as criteria as above
          3) Excellent prosciutto, San Danielle, Serrano, etc.
          4) House-smoked, and house-cured salmon, when they could get sufficiently good raw fish
          5) Gorgeous Parisian style ham, truffled ham, delicate beechwood smoked ham
          6) Great pates
          7) Other odds and ends--house smoked or roasted turkey breast, great bresaola, roast beef, etc.

          There are lots of places that have some of the above list, but DeLissio was the only one I knew of with such a nice and carefully selected deli case of meats.

          I have a dim memory of getting good Parisian ham at the Andronico's out on Irving at 13th ave, but not the specific truffle ham the OP is wondering about.

      2. Try Bristol Farms. I used to work at the one in Newport Beach and I'm sure that the San Francisco store is just as good. We had 5 kinds of prosciutto, truffle ham, Jambon de Paris French ham and my favorite, Parma cotto.

        Good luck.

        Bristol Farms
        845 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

        1. I saw truffle ham at the Pasta Shop in Rockridge on Sunday.