Step Inside Salumeria, Open Today in the Mission
The house Merguez sausage, pate, rabbit terrina, and more.

Here it is, everyone, the Italian-Californian deli the Mission-Potrero border has sorely lacked: Salumeria. The daytime off-shoot of Flour + Water, attached to their sibling restaurant Central Kitchen, debuted today at noon at the corner of 20th and Florida. Opening day offerings included a swell, well-dressed salad with anchovy vinaigrette and a perfect, oozy-in-the-center, sous-vide egg; a duck-confit sandwich with cherry mostarda; and a great roast beef sandwich on pretzel bread with spicy mustard, Estovo Gold fonduta, and dill pickles.

They were operating on a somewhat limited menu for opening day, and the full menu — which includes more sandwiches, like a lamb sandwich with padron pepper romesco, and several more salad options — should be available soon. Also, pastry chef Belinda Leong will be providing b. patisserie pastries to go with morning coffee service.

But you can also find a whole selection of charcuterie from chef de cuisine (and co-winner with Thomas McNaughton, of the Cochon 555 prize this year) Matt Sigler, cheeses, and Italian pantry items like olive oil, pastas, hard salamis, wine, fresh bread, as well as prepared antipastis — so it might be worth the extra few blocks to walk for your Dolores Park picnic.

Salumeria - 3000 20th Street - 415-417-2998 - Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., though exact hours won’t be established for a couple of weeks.

This was the crowd at like five past noon, when they opened.
The space was a former cooling room for a German sausage factory about 75 years ago. The light fixtures are upside-down antique metal strainers, and the ceiling is reclaimed wood.
House-made Merguez sausage, country pate, rabbit terrina, and proscuitto are among the charcuterie offerings.
No need to stand in line, btw. Just grab a number. Like at a real deli.
Those light fixtures we mentioned.
The opening day menu.
Seating for enjoying your sandwiches is available on Central Kitchen’s patio, where there’s also the coffee and wine counter. The patio has radiant heat under the concrete for added comfort in the colder months.
The roast beef sandwich with fonduta, mustard, and dill pickles.
A delicious salad with shaved parmesan, anchovy vinaigrette, toasted breadcrumbs, and a sous-vide egg.
Step Inside Salumeria, Open Today in the Mission