OAKLAND | Ike’s Place is a Californian sandwich chain which started in San Francisco in 2007. The man behind Ike’s is founder and owner Ike Shehadeh, who has the philosophy of putting his customer’s happiness first and providing them with great sandwiches. It’s a simple formula, and certainly nothing ground breaking but in the 10 years that Ike’s has been opened, it’s developed a cult following for having some of the best sandwiches around.
Despite expanding to several locations across the state, each Ike’s still feel very much like a local’s shop, grounded in the community. The bright colours, friendly staff, and lack of pretension all well together to create a shop that’s fun to be in, and the Oakland store is no different.
Bread is baked fresh to order here, and all of the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. There’s a lot of different ways to make your sandwich – over 190 combinations in fact, and the quality of ingredients is evident in each bite. The secret “Ike’s Dirty Secret Sauce” is spread onto each piece of bread before it’s baked and the stuff is addictive. There really is something for everyone on the menu – our favourites include the Al Davis, which is filled with bacon, creamy horseradish, Jack cheddar, roast beef, and Sriracha, and the Damon Bruce with beer battered onion rings, provolone, steak sauce, and thinly sliced rib eye.
Ike’s Place (Oakland)
2204 Broadway Street
Telephone: 510 338 6789
Mon – Sun: 10:30am to 7:00pm