Sherman’s Deli & Bakery

Worth a detour

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 crumbly corned beef hash that is 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 good – 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’ latkes,” 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 place.

What to Eat
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Matzoh Brei
Matzoh Brei
Egg-rich matzoh brei (a Jewish cognate of French toast) is cooked soft and squishy: comfort-food breakfast.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Rugelach
Crisp, creamy, just-right sweet rugelach are a must takeaway from the bakery counter.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Whitefish Plate
Whitefish Plate
The whitefish plate holds all ingredients for a memorable sandwich, but it's hard to assemble. Fork and knife recommended.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Oasis Salad
Oasis Salad
Creamy citrus vinaigrette dresses dates, avocado, chicken, corn, cornbread croutons, and greens in the Oasis Salad.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Grilled Double-Decker Reuben
Grilled Double-Decker Reuben
Corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut equal one mighty Reuben.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, 3-Meat Club Sandwich
3-Meat Club Sandwich
The waitstaff knows this triple-meat sandwich as The Pro.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Mushroom Barley Soup
Mushroom Barley Soup
Mushroom barley soup is great on a cool desert night.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Egg Cream
Egg Cream
Egg creams come with a small glass of seltzer to cleanse the palate.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, Deep Dish Apple
Deep Dish Apple
Cookie dough crust and gooey filling make apple deep-dish dessert a challenge for even the most voracious appetite.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 9pm
Monday8am - 9pm
Tuesday8am - 9pm
Wednesday8am - 9pm
Thursday8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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