The famous Los Angeles-area 24-hour Jewish delicatessen, Canter’s Deli, which has locations in Pasadena, Santa Monica, and its flagship on Fairfax Avenue in LA, is now serving its iconic food here in the Bay Area thanks to a new partnership with DoorDash. You can now get some of the deli’s favorite dishes delivered to cities on the peninsula from the DoorDash Kitchen in Redwood City.
Delivery and to-go orders are also now available at Westfield Oakridge in South San Jose, according to Mercury News. The full Canter’s menu is not available at the two Bay Area locations but some of the most popular items like pastrami, corned beef, and veggie reuben sandwiches, latkes, matzah ball soup, and others are available.
Owner Marc Canter told the Jewish News of Northern California that the idea to bring his food up north came from DoorDash, and that it was easier for their chefs to get the food just right with a smaller menu. “With deli, you need to see it. There are a lot of nuances to get it right. You have to steam and cut the meat right. It’s not like Subway, where you’re just putting this many ounces of sliced meat on bread. It’s more complicated than that,” said Canter.
Canter told Mercury News that he has been doing video chats with the DoorDash Kitchen chefs in Redwood City to make sure his famous sandwiches and soups have the same quality and taste as the original locations. Canter says he is planning to come visit the Bay Area kitchens in person soon to try the food.
According to the Jewish News, Canter’s could expand to other markets through DoorDash if the new services in the Bay Area do well. “We’ve been doing this for 90 years, so we have no problem working with professional people in getting our food out in different areas of the country,” Canter said.
Right now, DoorDash deliveries from Canter’s in Atherton, Belmont, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Woodside are only available from 4:00pm to 8:30pm.