Welcome to Ted's Market & Delicatessen
in the evolving and eclectic
f Market District (SoMa.) We look forward to meeting and serving you our delicious international fare and having lively conversations! We are a classic mom and pop (add a few more of us) shop with a very full delicatessen, catering company and small market to include beer, wine and liquor. In addition to our big menu and tons of daily specials, we have a huge selection of "to go" foods prepared fresh daily for your convenience. We offer good, fresh ground coffee all day, pastries, gourmet cookies, an expanded wine section and a never ending selection of beverages, snacks, candy, chips and more. We try to provide something for everyone--from the meat and potatoes to the vegetarian and vegan palette, and then some! We gladly remain a San Francisco tradition and institution, (literally-1907 building) and we adore all you kind, hungry, appreciative, adventurous and fun-loving customers out there and IN here!
Theodore and Penelope (
arket and Deli in
the "Summer of Love"
in July of 1967. Every spring, summer, fall and winter is a love and food fest season at T
ed's! Our tight-knit family and community
tradition is still going forward wih family members present regularly thanks to Ted & Penny's very hard-working and loyal son! We are happy and eager to serve our interesting array of characters we call our clientele, that stroll and sometimes sprint into our wide open doors--coming from all walks of life! Penny (better know as Yaiya-grandma in Greek) who is 90, seldom misses her twice weekly visits. Elegant, funny, witty, and dressed like a Queen, Penny cherishes visiting and reminiscing with long time and new customers--some second and third generation patrons.
We all truly miss the softy, Big Ted (or "Papou" - grandpa in Greek) and his giving and lloving nature! We are lucky to see his smiling face in our Ted's logo and in our hearts, and work diligently with his entrenched principles! People talk about Big Ted all the time--what a unique character indeed! Come tell us your story and take a photo with us!
Come in and then dine out--we are take out only. We are open 7 days per week and do not offer catering services on Sundays!
We only close on a few major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ted's is known world wide for it's excellent "rib sticking" sandwiches, and now we have great secret sauces and have added to our many toppings! We use only fresh and quality ingredients, cook many of our meats and prepare most of our delectable offerings from scratch from our family and staff recipes. We are open for a hot breakfast as well so start your day with us! We have continental breakfast as well--lots of yummy pastries and our great Greek yogurt parfait.
We are the "rock 'n' roll caterer and in our days gone by we supplied all the Grateful Dead Heads with sandwichs at concerts. We
have (and still do) c
ater for the dressing rooms and back stage crews of some of the
most famous musicians
that tour through San Francisco in the last 25-30
years. We have even catered for Tibet's spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama and President Bill Clinton to name just a few celebrities. No these two were not speaking or singing at the Filmore Auditorium but our red apples are always there for you to munch on! And here's a bit of musical and nostalgic wisdom from the late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, "Enjoy every sandwich!"