To us it means providing a culinary and cultural home to people looking for familiar, traditional foods. It means pastrami and matzo ball soup and blintzes and chopped liver. It also means bridging the “Old Country” with the “New World” and the future of food.
We love the New York delis that brought beloved dishes together under one roof and created a tradition of Jewish American eating. Reuben sandwiches! Egg creams! But we think it’s important to connect with our roots all along the path of the Jewish food journey.
At Saul’s, we’re excited about reflecting season, time and place with the food we serve. And you’ll find we make vegetables, fruits, legumes and seafood celebrated and central, as they are in traditional Jewish cuisine.
We love being in the business of bringing you the best food produced today. The farmers, ranchers, bakers and merchants we work with are all striving to protect the environment and to provide ingredients that enhance flavor and health. Our meat comes from ranchers who raise animals with the very highest standards of health, humane treatment and ecological conservation. All of our fish is from Monterey Fish Company, whose mission is to support the use of local sustainable seafood. We serve cage free organic eggs. And our produce comes from the best local and organic farmers. Saul’s is certified as a Bay Area Green Business.
Since the 1950’s, this building has housed delicatessens: first the Pantry Shelf, then Rosenthal’s, and finally Saul’s, established in 1986, in honor of Saul Lichtenstein, who with his wife Ginny would feast with friends and family. People would gather to eat, talk with their mouths full, trade stories. We like all that.