7 of the Most Delicious Delis in America ...


Delis in America tend to be a cross between fast-food joints and small grocery stores, offering made-to-order sandwiches, salads, cold cuts and cheeses (by weight), and some hot food.

They are different from the European counterparts, which tend to be more like gourmet food stores.

The delis in America vary depending on the ethnicity of the population.

Typically, they are Jewish delis here, but not always;

some sell ham in the southeast, for instance, while others serve up Vietnamese bành mi in the northwest.2

1. Greenblatt’s Deli-Restaurant and Fine Wine Shop, Los Angeles, California

Greenblatt’s Deli-Restaurant and Fine Wine Shop, Los Angeles, California

One of the best delis in America happens to be on the famous Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood!

Greenblatt’s is an old deli by American standards dating back to 1926, although management has changed hands since.

What’s unique about this deli is their 24-hour temperature-controlled underground wine cellar.

I don’t naturally think of pairing my sandwich with a glass of stellar wine, but hey, why not?

Have them pour you a glass from their Cruvinet (wine on tap) system to go with your triple-decker club sandwich!

This deli is located at 8017 Sunset Boulevard and is open daily until 2am.

2. Brothers Provisions, San Diego, California

Brothers Provisions, San Diego, California

Half of this deli is a gourmet food store selling local provisions such as jams, honeys, chocolates, craft beers, and the like, while the rest serves up an exciting selection of cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches and salads.

There’s spacious bench seating inside and patio seating outside.

You can’t go wrong with one of their grilled cheese sandwiches on locally baked bread, and a pint of one of their rotating 15 brews on tap.

Check them out at 16451 Bernardo Center Drive;

they’re open daily until 8pm weekdays and 10pm at the weekends.

3. Saigon Deli, Seattle, Washington

Saigon Deli, Seattle, Washington

Located literally across from one of its competitors, Seattle Deli, the Saigon Deli is famous for its wonderfully cheap bành mi sandwiches and bubba tea.

It’s also a favorite destination amongst the local Vietnamese population (a great sign in my opinion).

Stop by and choose one of their authentically Vietnamese pork sandwiches, then hunt in the freezer chest for a cool pineapple popsicle to follow.

Find them at 1237 S.

Jackson Street (in the International District).

They’re open daily from 7am to 6pm.

Sarcone’s Deli, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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