Awesome European Deli in San Francisco
- Eric B 22 Jul 14, 2010 09:34 AM
Seakor European Deli & Sausage Factory.
5957 Geary Blvd
San francisco, CA 94121
1783 S. Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA 95008
I found this place about 5 years ago while driving around Frisco with my dad and son. After my favorite European Sausage guy (Joe's in Chicago) closed its doors I feared I would never have sausage that good ever again. I was wrong. I recently went back for more of their dry sausage. I had them slice it thin for me for my drive back to Kentucky. Way better than any Jerky I've had. Just minutes from Chinatown & Downtown, a must see.
Seakor Polish Deli
5957 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Seakor Deli Products
1783 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008
re: Ruth Lafler
Yeah, but except for caviar, Royal Market is much better, IMO.
One comment I will make about Seakor. The make everything ... cold cuts and sausages ... themselves. That alone is pretty damn special.
As I've said in the link in another reply, Seakor has its hills and valleys. When they get it right .. it is amazing.
With the rest of the Eastern European markets, like World, you are mostly getting sausage and cold cuts ... often cryo-vacked ... that are made by the big producers such as Bobak.
Thanks for the update. It seems Seakor may be hitting its stride as there was another recent positive report.
I'll have to check them out sausage-wise when I return. For me, Seakor is all about the dried Polish mushrooms. They are exquisite. At Christmas time they will have about a half dozen different varieties.
These are not the sad packaged mushrooms sold in most Bay Area Eastern European markets, but are in large jars and sold by weight. He lets you take a whiff of each variety. It is like sniffing mushroom cocaine ... or something like that having never tried the latter. They also have strings of dried mushrooms hanging from the ceiling that sell for $100 lb. I haven't tried those yet.
Other items I've liked a lot: Liverwurst, Polish cheesecake
Items to avoid: Polish donuts, maybe the ham (I'll have to re-try it), salseson (head cheese). I like less identifiable head parts in my headcheese ... personal preference ... judging by some Vietnamese headcheese I've tried, some people like this type.
Here's my report on the Campell location near San Jose. It has a list of the various types of sausages they sell
Some other Seakor reports over the years
Polish food in SJ and SF .... dried mushroom heaven
Seakor slab bacon sighting
Poppy seed pastry
Oh, that is sad. Thanks for the update. It was a lousy location and the way they set the store up with the windows covered over, it always looked closed, so it wasn't going to atract anyone to stop by.
If you are looking for Eastern European food, here's my lists for the Bay Area
Proabably easier to deal with is my Google map which has the same info but in one single link
If it is just Eastern European food, Russian Tea House is almost right across the street. It isn't my favorite in the South Bay. WinMart in Sunnyvale is.
If you hare looking for house-made sausages and cold cuts, the nearest is Dittmar's in Mountain View. it is German.