Folks who live near Hayes Valley should be pretty stoked with the arrival of WISE SONS BAGEL & COFFEE, now open in the former Artís coffee space from co-founders and brothers Evan and Ari Bloom, and Leo Beckerman. You’ll be able to come by for bagels, bialys, housemade shmears, bagel sandwiches (including the hot pastrami #19 toasted bagel sandwich with coleslaw, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese, an homage to Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles), breakfast bagel sandwiches, a bagel dog, salads, and you can even get their superlative matzo ball soup. Nearly everything is housemade, including their pastrami and corned beef, which are hormone-free. There’s also Stumptown coffee, espresso, and cold brew, as well as teas and juice.
It’s a fast-casual spot (their fifth location), with a look that pays homage to vintage Jewish delis in Los Angeles in the 1960s. The 700-square-foot spot will feature a mural by Amos Goldbaum; there are 20 stools inside and room for 6 at the outdoor tables. Hours are daily 8am-3pm. 537 Octavia St. at Ivy.
Another expansion is QUEEN’S LOUISIANA PO-BOY CAFE, which just opened a location on the Embarcadero at the recently renovated Pier 33 1/2 (the original is in Portola), according to Hoodline. Expect Queen’s Louisiana-inspired menu, with all kinds of po’boys (made on French bread sent from Gambino’s Bakery in New Orleans), gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and beignets. 33 The Embarcadero, at Pier 33 1/2.
And Hoodline also reports there’s a new location of KOJA KITCHEN in the food court at Westfield Mall, serving their Korean-Japanese dishes like burgers on fried garlic rice buns, bowls, tacos, salads, kamikaze or umami fries, and Korean buffalo wings or their spicy DMZ wings. 865 Market St. at 4th St.
Wise Sons Bagel & Coffee in Hayes Valley. Photo via Facebook.