The expert protein wranglers at Carroll's Meats delight patrons with lovingly sliced deli meats and a history that stretches back nearly a century. This Groupon can be redeemed at the deli counter for half a dozen delectable cold cuts, including blackened tri-tip beef, barbecue roast beef, lemon-garlic turkey, peppered turkey, roast turkey, or sausages, allowing patrons to stock up on materials for making sandwiches at home or sewing duvet covers out of meat slices (prices vary by availability and season).
A liquor store on a quiet street corner, New Daly City Market might be easy to pass by were it not for the enticing aromas of roasting beef and dutch crunch rolls toasting that waft out from within. Inside, just past the bottles of spirits, wine, and beer is the source of the scents: a small sandwich counter stocked with crisp vegetables, deli meats, and gourmet cheeses. There, skilled sandwich makers bustle about behind the counter, spreading garlic sauce onto crunchy loaves before layering on the likes of turkey and pepper jack cheese. Once sandwiches are wrapped in crisp white paper, customers take them out to the patio chairs on the front walk to dine alfresco or share by lobbing them newspaper-delivery-style at a friend’s front door.
Since 1955, the family behind Save More Meat Market has been filling their display cases with quality cuts of USDA Choice meat, now sourced from the local Harris Ranch. They stock everything from meatloaf to short ribs and shrimp meat, all of which stand to be transformed into hearty dinners in the comforts of home. Handy animal diagrams hang behind the counter, informing patrons where certain cuts of meat are found on the animal, such as chuck beef—located near the cow's neck—and rib meat—located on the cow's hind legs.
Drewes Brothers Meats has charmed carnivores for more than a century with elite meats, premium poultry, and fresh fish. Cleaving all-natural, free-range products, Drewes Brothers promises quality cuts, patties, protein tubes, and more. Meatitarians will mull over noshable nominees such as whole free-range chickens ($3.99/lb.), New York steaks ($16.99/lb.), ground beef from grass-fed cattle ($6.49/lb.), and legs of lamb ($6.99/lb.), and fish-favorers may lure king salmon ($18.99/lb.) into mouthy reservoirs. While nimbly wrapping Niman Ranch, Angus Meyer, and Natural Hill lamb, pork, and beef or Rosie Organic chicken for safe travel, the scholars of succulence will expound on protein particulars and evidence of a 15th planet made entirely of rib eye. If aspiring diners are unable to find their ideal ingestible, Drewes Brothers will shine a meat beacon to the sky, summoning elusive elk flank or wookie bacon with just one day's notice.
Founded in 1954 and owned by second-generation San Francisco natives, the steaksmiths at Guerra's chop chicken, fillet fish, and pull pork to order. Fill meat lockers once decorated with posters of hunky celebrity steers with beef, fish, or poultry, from skirt steak ($10.99/lb.) and 8-ounce ahi tuna steaks ($8/steak) to proteins such as Mary's Organic Chicken ($3.99/lb.). Or fill bread bookends with deli meats, then complement sandwiches with extensive grocery offerings to round out a pleasant outdoor picnic or an antibiotic- and nitrite-free food fight.
Backed by the culinary training of his brother Mohamad, Mike Ganim opened his eponymous Middle Eastern eatery in 1974. Today, Mike’s son Jesse mans the shop, where he now casts the same old world recipes in a slightly American light. Fragrant Middle Eastern spices continue to spike skewers of chicken and lamb kebabs, but now burgers, hot dogs and burritos also grace the menu. Customers can chow down on steak and chicken sandwiches, or enjoy single, double, and double-double burgers that deliver a fresh-grilled taste reminiscent of summer barbecues and triple-dog dares to kiss charcoal.