Spring is officially here! If you find yourself needing a quick picnic weekday get-away, I know just the place where you can grab an amazing sandwich to go: Beyer Deli on Beyer Boulevard off of the 905 freeway. It is arguably the best delicatessen in the South Bay.
Beyer Deli is hidden within an industrial business plaza serving up some delicious sandwiches, homemade soups and salads made with a combination of fresh ingredients, scrumptious bread and a lot of love.
Choose from specialties like the New Yorker (pastrami and corned beef), South of the Border (roast beef and green chile); my favorite — the triple decker California (turkey, avocado, bacon, sprouts) — or authentic Italian sub sandwiches. There’s a lot of options to choose from. You can order combos or just a half sandwich. The portions are very generous.
I mention “love” because this family-run business exudes love, not just with the making of their foods, but toward all their customers, their employees and the community.
Beyer Deli (3065 Beyer Blvd., San Diego) is a very modest place with standard tables and plastic chairs, no fancy knick- knacks. The decor, on the other hand is quite striking. It consists of plaques and group photos of organizations and causes they’ve supported over the several years they’ve been serving sandwiches. They greet their customers by name; each and every customer who walks through the door gets genuine warm family-like treatment.
Something you should know before visiting: business hours are only Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s also cash-only.
Go for the sandwiches and experience deli-bliss at your first bite. The combination of fresh ingredients and the warmth of the staff will leave you feeling like you’ve found a goldmine; chew it up!
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