By Denise Ortuno

Ample portions of New York style deli favorites, and welcoming friendly service, will make you feel at home at Sherman’s Deli & Bakery.

There are certain Coachella Valley restaurants that have stood the test of time, and make you feel at home as a side effect of their longevity, and Sherman’s Deli & Bakery rank high on the list. It’s actually more than a restaurant, it’s a Palm Springs institution. Founder Sherman Harris opened the iconic restaurant back in 1963, and the legacy is lovingly sustained by his son Sam and daughter Janet.

There are two locations to choose from, the original spot in Palm Springs off Tahquitz Canyon Way, and another in Palm Desert on Country Club Drive. You will find both restaurants consistently packed, and you most likely will wait for a table, but it is well worth it. The Palm Springs location boasts a large patio, and spacious indoor seating, while their Palm Desert spot has a smaller, yet cozy dining space. Both restaurants have a large bakery case in the entrance, flaunting their massive and gorgeous cakes, and other baked goods such as Rugelach, and the famous Black & White cookies ( a must try!).


I am a creature of habit when it comes to dining at Sherman’s, ordering one of my all-time favorite sandwiches for lunch, the Reuben. It’s a classic, made with a choice corned beef, turkey or pastrami ( I go pastrami way), Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on grilled rye bread, served with cottage fries and a side of house made thousand island, Yum!! As with all the sandwiches at Sherman’s, the Reuben is a huge, and I never finish all it, making it a two day sandwich for me. Other fave’s that I enjoy there include the Latkas (fresh house made potato pancakes served with apple sauce and sour cream), Smoked Whitefish, Patty Melt, belly warming soups, and so much more.

Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sherman’s nourishes their guests throughout the day. Start out with one of their daily breakfast specials such as French Toast, Bacon & Eggs, or Eggs Benedict, Nova Lox, or Belgian Waffles among others. As sandwiches usually dominate for the lunch crowd, dinner at Sherman’s offers ( after 4pm) stick to your ribs comfort food classics, such as Stuffed Cabbage, Liver and Onions, Chicken in a Pot, and Roasted Beef Brisket, plus a whole lot more.

There is something special about Sherman’s Deli & Bakery. Perhaps it’s their phenomenal food, or congenial service, or a combination of all it topped off with their local legendary status. Whatever it is, it will be sure to give you the warm and fuzzies, and make you feel right at home.

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery is located at 401 E. Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs 92262 and at 73-161 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert 92260