Thursday marks National Sandwich Day across the country, coinciding with the birthday of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who popularized the item in the 18th century.

So that got me thinking, what are some of the best places in San Francisco to grab a sandwich? This is by no means a perfect list, but it includes some of my favorites.

Petite Deli: This tiny little shop in North Beach may not seem like much, but it has some of the best sandwiches in town. The owner, Ms. Young, is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. The times I have been in, she works alone and always with a smile. The Turkey Delight is a real winner in my book. Located at 752 Columbus Avenue.

Il Cane Rosso: Not necessarily a sandwich shop, but this has two of my favorites in San Francisco, the Warm Egg Salad and the Porchetta. In fact, the egg salad sandwich might be my favorite in the city. It’s just a perfect mix of all the right ingredients. Located in the Ferry Building.

Naked Lunch: The spot on Broadway has some of the best and most creative sandwiches around, from veggie-filled to fish to meat. If they have the chorizo sandwich on the menu (it is a rarity), please be sure to order it as it is absolutely amazing. Located at 504 Broadway.

I could probably go on and on and include places like Ike’s, Morty’s Deli, Molinari Delicatessen…etc.,  but I’ll ask you the reader: what are some of your favorite spots to grab a sandwich in the city?