If you ever have a reason to be in the San Francisco Financial District with some free time on your hands; here's an idea. Make sure it is a weekday and wear black so you fit in. At noon, watch the workers stream out of their offices to procure their lunch. They won't notice you because they are making a beeline to their chosen food vendor. Be careful to avoid a collision with those multitasking texters. They seem to be oblivious to all, including traffic. Look for places that have long lines and observe what people are eating. Many are willing to tell you what they are eating and even let you take pictures. Wait until one o'clock and most of the lines are gone. Grab some food and enjoy the beautiful weather.
On this day I discovered Gambino's New York Subs. Fat sandwiches! I had the #11, The Gambino (ham, salami, hot coppa, mortadella and provolone $6.95). I ordered it "East Coast Style" (shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and herbs). A substantial. flavorful sando! They also have breakfast subs, bagels, salads, soup and very good coffee.
301 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94111