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Sherman's Deli & Bakery

401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA - (760) 325-1199
Posted By Michael Stern on 2/27/2007 1:10:00 PM
Sherman’s is an old-fashioned Jewish deli that attracts customers from beyond Palm Springs. People come for breakfast of lox and bagels, salami omelets cooked pancake style (unfolded), and corned beef hash that is fried crisp and made from the same corned beef used for sandwiches, hence deliciously seasoned in that unique deli way. We feel the bagels themselves are not up to snuff (nor is the rye bread); but the lox itself is lovely – soft pink sheaves of cured salmon hand-cut and piled generously on a plate with tomatoes and onions, bagel and cream cheese on the side.

One of the best creations on Sherman’s menu is called “beef ‘n’ latkas,” which is a heap of well-seasoned corned beef (or pastrami) layered between two crisp fried potato pancakes – not really hand-holdable, but a sandwich well worth a little exercise with knife and fork. Other good sandwich ingredients include tender beef brisket, an elegant tuna fish salad, and plump Chicago knockwurst. The three-meal-a-day menu is vast, including full dinners of grilled liver and onions, half a roasted chicken, stuffed cabbage, even barbecued baby back ribs. Sherman’s makes a nice version of the ultimate Jewish comfort-food meal, chicken-in-the-pot, which is basically chicken soup containing the better parts of a bone-in bird.

A nice place to sit: one big airy room, plus a large portion of sidewalk for outdoor seating in the desert sun. We miss the long glass case typical of urban delis, where you can see the various smoked fish, meats, and cheeses available to eat, but there is a display of pastries up front; and the brisk – sometimes even brusque – staff is a true taste of deli life. For a good kosher-style meal in Palm Springs, Sherman’s is the only game in town.

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Why eat bread when you can eat a latke?  Sherman's Deli uses a potato pancake instead of bread in this fabulous sandwich - this one made with pastrami.
"Why eat bread when you can eat a latke? Sherman's Deli uses a potato pancake instead of bread in this fabulous sandwich - this one made with pastrami."
Terry Taylor





My favorite part of this sandwich is the buttery perfectly-grilled rye bread that barely holds the fist-sized pile of corned beef.
"My favorite part of this sandwich is the buttery perfectly-grilled rye bread that barely holds the fist-sized pile of corned beef. "
Nat Hansen


Savory corned beef hash topped with an egg.
"Savory corned beef hash topped with an egg."
Nat Hansen


Triple-decker corned beef sandwich from Sherman's Deli.
"Triple-decker corned beef sandwich from Sherman's Deli."
Terry Taylor


Some people consider a sliced smoked salmon plate with all the fixin's to be breakfast, but it's available any time of day at Sherman's.
"Some people consider a sliced smoked salmon plate with all the fixin's to be breakfast, but it's available any time of day at Sherman's."
Michael Stern


A great looking dessert case greets you when you walk in the door.
"A great looking dessert case greets you when you walk in the door."
Cliff Strutz


Sherman's outdoor tables are underneath these tall palms along Tahquitz Canyon Road.
"Sherman's outdoor tables are underneath these tall palms along Tahquitz Canyon Road."
Michael Stern


Even in December, the outdoor seating is popular with customers.
"Even in December, the outdoor seating is popular with customers."
Cliff Strutz



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