Excellent | Worth a Detour
Sherman’s Deli | Kosher Style Meals in Palm Springs
Review by: Michael Stern
Deli in the Desert
Sherman’s is an old-fashioned kosher style deli that is one of the eating highlights of Palm Springs. People come for breakfast of lox and bagels or salami omelets cooked pancake style (unfolded). The kitchen makes crumbly corned beef hash from the same corned beef used for sandwiches. That gives it the unique flavor profile of delicatessen corned beef. Lox and smoked fish in general are exemplary. The deli staff hand-cuts the lox into soft pink sheaves. They pile it generously on a plate with tomatoes and onions, bagel and cream cheese on the side. We only wish the bagels (as well as the rye bread) were better.
Sandwiches and Big Meals
One of the best creations on Sherman’s menu is called “beef ‘n’ latkes.” For that, the sandwich makers layer a heap of well-seasoned corned beef (or pastrami) between two crisp fried potato pancakes. You can’t really hold it in your hand. But the sandwich is well worth 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. You can have a big, full dinner of grilled liver and onions, half a roasted chicken, stuffed cabbage, or even barbecued baby back ribs. Sherman’s makes a nice version of the ultimate Jewish comfort-food meal, chicken-in-the-pot. That’s basically chicken soup containing the better parts of a bone-in bird.
Don’t Forget Your Rugelach
We miss the long glass case typical of urban delis. There’s no ogling the various smoked fish, meats, and cheeses available to eat. But the display of pastries up front is ravishing. Do not leave without eating a plate or taking home a bag of Sherman’s crisp, creamy, just-right sweet rugelach.
Comfortable and Crowded
Sherman’s is a nice place to sit. It offers one big, airy dining room and a large portion of sidewalk for outdoor seating in the desert sun. On weekends in particular, it can get pretty crowded. 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 place.
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|