Its lunchtime and you’re in the mood for a sandwich that can fill you up, not break the bank and satisfy your craving. Have no fear; we’ve compiled a list of some of the best delis in the Sacramento Area! Whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian or just in the mood for a quality sandwich, we’ve got you covered.
1237 J st (On the corner of 13th and J st.)
Located in the hustle and bustle of downtown Sacramento, Pennisi’s Deli has been a favorite of politicians, locals and tourists for over 40 years. Customers rave over the hot pastrami sandwich, toasted chicken sandwich, fresh salads and sliced to order cheeses and meats. The sandwiches range from $4-$5, which is quite reasonable for the portions. Be sure to get there early during lunch hours during the week, because this place tends to get extremely busy. Fun Fact: Pennisi's Deli has sold over 3 MILLION sandwiches since opening in 1952!
Sacramento Natural Food Co-op
1900 Alhambra Blvd.
The Co-op is definitely a great deli to try if you are in the market for organic foods, or if you are a vegetarian in the Sacramento Area. The establishment aims to be a trusted source of natural foods, and their deli signs list all ingredients they use to prepare each item. Also, each sign at the deli indicates if an item is vegan, gluten free or contains nuts. All items are reasonably priced, and the employees can assist you with any of your sandwich needs.
5810 Folsom Blvd.
This gourmet store has been in the East Sacramento community since 1947, and is still serving some of the best sandwiches Sacramento has to offer. The old-fashioned deli boasts a vast selection of the world’s most happening meats and cheeses, which is used in all traditional sandwiches and Corti Brothers original creations. The portions are large, so be sure to bring your appetite. The prices for a sandwich vary, but are reasonable. Also, be sure to ask about their deli platters for parties and family gatherings!
Bon Air Deli & Market
2531 J Street
Nestled on the corner of 26th and J Street in Midtown Sacramento, Bon Air has been a sandwich staple in the community for years. From street view, you wouldn’t assume that a deli is housed in the small market space, but looks can be very deceiving. With over 40 sandwiches to choose from, Bon Air is sure to please any palette. Bon Air is strictly a lunchtime establishment, closing at 4 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Prices are extremely reasonable for the amount of food you get at Bon Air, with most sandwiches running around $4. So, be sure to come hungry because you’re sure to go home full and very happy.
Roxie Deli & Grocery
3340 C Street
A local, family-owned business which has been open since 2004, Roxie Deli & Grocery customers rave continuously over the quality sandwiches that this business produces. Only the best ingredients are put into their made-to-order sandwiches with freshly baked bread, crisp produce and high quality meats. Plus, Roxie always has weekly BBQ specials which are said to be downright melt in your mouth good! Check them out!