Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Solomon's Delicatessen

The long-awaited Solomon’s Delicatessen opened last week in downtown Sacramento. It is named after the founder of the iconic Tower Records, Russ Solomon, and it is housed in the space formerly occupied by Tower Records on K Street.

My husband Phil and I stopped in for lunch on Monday. I was happy to see a few vegan items clearly marked on the menu. The Vegan Portabella Reuben caught my eye – slices of smoked portobello mushroom, shredded vegan cheese, sauerkraut, and sauce, served on rye bread. I enjoyed the mix of flavors, and the horseradish in the sauce gave it a nice little kick. The sandwich was accompanied by bagel chips and a dill pickle spear.

I went back again the next day to try the remaining vegan items. I ordered a bowl of hearty mushroom barley soup, which was very flavorful and will be especially welcome in the fall and winter.

I also asked for an “Everything” bagel after confirming that all the bagels are vegan. The vegan schmear I ordered with it turned out to be an excellent vegan cream cheese.

Solomon’s Delicatessen is located at 730 K Street, and their phone number is 916-857-8200. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at Currently, they are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but they are planning to be open for dinner beginning this Friday, July 12th.

There is also a Solomon’s Delicatessen in Davis at 500 First Street, Suite 9. Their phone number is 530-792-7015, and they are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.