For most of my life, I have loved Sherman’s Deli in Palm Springs. Now my children love it too.
Sherman’s Deli In Palm Springs – 30 Years Later, Still Exactly The Same
The menu prices may have gone up, but everything else about Sherman’s Deli in Palm Springs is exactly as I remember it from when I was a kid.
When I was growing up, my parents used to take a trip to Palm Springs each autumn and would always bring my brother and me back an order of potato pancakes (latkes). We always looked forward to sweets from the farmer’s market and potato pancakes from Sherman’s.
When my brother and I got a bit older, our parents started taking us along and we enjoyed many a fine meal at Sherman’s Deli. I have always loved pastrami sandwiches and did not even have to review the (large) menu: I knew what I wanted.
We spent the Fourth of July in Indian Wells, but on the way stopped at Sherman’s in Palm Springs (Sherman’s also has a restaurant in Palm Dessert, but I wanted to go to the “original” one).
It had been a number of years and I wondered if the restaurant had changed. Nope. It was exactly how I remembered it.
Of course, I knew what I wanted: latkes and a hot pastrami sandwich, but what about my kids?
Augustine wanted pancakes.
Claire Marie wanted pancakes too.
We don’t eat pancakes at home, so I was willing to give them this “treat” but in the back of mind thought that we really should order something else since the pancakes on one plate would probably be enough for both of them.
Our waitress, by the way, easily could have been there when I was a kid. Great service here.
The food arrived. Of course, my sandwich and potatoes were excellent.
Augustine loved his pancakes.
But Claire Marie told me, “I don’t like pancakes.” Thanks Andy.
She then asked to “share” my food and proceeded to eat most of the potato pancake and a big piece of my sandwich.
Well, at least we know what to order for her next time…
Sherman’s Deli in Palm Springs is the classic NYC-deli that has (thankfully) not changed at all in the decades I have patronized it. Now my kids love it too!