Dutch Crunch, Why don't we have that in LA . . . Ike's Place

Ike's Place in San Francisco is a local sandwich place that has a bread called Dutch Crunch. Dutch Crunch is a type of sourdough that a bit crunchy, yet not too hard, that is only found in SF. I really wish we had it here in LA.

The Menage a Trois - Halal Chicken Breast, Real Honey, Honey Mustard, BBQ, PepperJack, Swiss, Smoked Gouda.

When we first got to Ike's Place, at 11:30am, there was already a line outside the door - 10 deep. By the time we got our food, the line extended even longer. This hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop draws all types, far and near, to this part of the town. The parking situation stinks - had to park almost two blocks away. The seating is few, with vultures waiting around for people to leave. With all of this, one might ask - Would I come back? . . . Yes, I would.

With its 100+ item sandwich menu, I settled on a chicken sandwich - Menage a Trois with Halal Chicken Breast, Real Honey, Honey Mustard, BBQ, PepperJack, Swiss, Smoked Gouda. The chicken breast, the honey, and the bbq is a nice combination. But the dutch crunch bread is what made the sandwich special. They also have a sauce called the dirty sauce, which I fail to remember and was recommended. All I remember was the crunchy and softness of the bread.

I think San Francisco is lucky to have a sandwich place like Ike's.

Look for this sign when in the Castro District of San Francisco.

Check out the crowds at Ike's.

Another sandwich at Ike's. Look at the bread - not too thick or thin. Perfect size for a sandwich.

Paul Reubens - Sliced Corned Beef, Home Made Poppy Seed Coleslaw, French Dressing, Swiss

Just before consumption.

Ike's Place
3506 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 553-6888

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Ike's Place in San Francisco


  1. That looks amazing. I would rather have that sandwich than an actual menage-a-trois.

  2. I'd rather have the sandwich AFTER the menage. Anywho, that looks a wee bit like bakesale betty's chix sammie. We're headed back up to SF this weekend. It's the last trip we'll be making as the short list of restaurants have basically all been cleared.


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