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San Francisco’s Wise Sons Jewish Deli Has Officially Landed in LA

From Pastrami Reubens to Crispy Potato Latkes, Wise Sons Knows How to Make Mouths Water

What started off as a fun backyard project 11 years ago in San Francisco has now turned into one of the most beloved delis in the Bay Area. And good news for LA locals: the popular and tasty SF icon, Wise Sons Jewish Deli, has made its debut in none other than up-and-coming Culver City. “We got the idea while making pastrami from scratch in my backyard,” explains Evan Bloom, founder of Wise Sons Jewish Deli. “We had this ideal pastrami sandwich in mind, but we weren’t able to find it anywhere in San Francisco, so we gave it our own shot and it grew.” Best Delis in LA

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Though they opened their San Francisco storefront in 2011, the Culver City location just opened in August 2021. “I grew up in Southern California, so I wanted to open a deli a little closer to home,” explains Bloom. “LA just seemed like the next best step.” From their famous pastrami reuben that features real Jewish rye, which is double-baked for an optimal crispy texture, to their authentic potato latkes, you are sure to find all of your feel-good favorites here. “We believe that a sandwich should always be greater than the sum of its parts,” explains Bloom. “We make almost everything ourselves, and when we can’t make it, we source the very best that we can.” While their sandwiches are great for lunch, they also serve a solid breakfast, such as their pastrami breakfast burrito and their legendary bagels, which are baked fresh daily.

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Though their rye bread and traditional bagels are to die for, Wise Sons also offers some amazing gluten-free bagels on the down-low for those in need. Best Delis in LA

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When it comes to running the deli, Bloom seems to have truly found his calling. “I’m a very impatient person by nature,” he says with a laugh. “That being said, I love that there is something different to deal with every day. There are always new problems to solve, whether they be financial or culinary, and solving these problems is what keeps me going.” Having built a loyal fan base in San Francisco, Bloom and his co-founders are thrilled to bring their premium sandwiches and Kosher-friendly dishes to Culver City and beyond.

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Wise Sons Jewish Deli
9552 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

About the author

Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.


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