Charles Phan, one of SF’s best-known chefs, has long been associated with The Slanted Door, his stunner of a restaurant housed in the Ferry Building that boasts one of the better waterfront locations in the city. But Phan and Slanted Door both got their start in the Mission, which makes the opening of Chuck’s Takeaway, his dedicated sandwich shop, all the more fitting. The pocket-sized space is designed for takeout only, complete with warm wood shelving filled with pantry products (courtesy of Phan’s own line, Wo Hing General Store), cookbooks, and local ceramics. As for the sandwiches, there are six options available, all served on house-made bread. In fact, everything is made in-house, including the pate for Vietnamese-style banh mi, the pickles which are served on the side, and the mayonnaise. In addition to banh mi, find egg salad on milk bread and a classic Meatball Sandwich doused in tomato sauce.
How to enjoy: Order online for takeout.