Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Bay Cities Deli
As I push past the crowds of people waiting in line to pay I instantly am filled with excitement to explore the bustling aisles in Bay Cities Deli which has been a tradition in Santa Monica since 1925. They are the home of the Godmother , genoa salami, mortadella, coppacola, ham, prosciutto, and provolone. I tempted my stomach by ordering a large godmother, knowing I was getting the works on it (mayo, mustard, onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, Italian dressing and mild or hot peppers). I would devour half of the sandwich minutes after leaving the deli, but wanted to save the other half to marinate in all of it’s yumminess and let the flavors bleed together in the perfectly crunchy Italian roll. This sandwich is a Santa Monica favorite for a reason. I also ordered the small tri tip. Of the tri-tip sandwiches I have had this one is definitely in my top five. The same amazing bread and some really nice pink ,tender meat sliced oh so thin. The sandwiches are filling, delicious and worth the effort to fight for a tiny parking spot and push through the crowded aisles, but for me the very best part of bay cities are the endless deli options. They can satisfy any deli needs for Italian, Argentine, Greek, French and Middle Eastern delights. If you’re in a hurry make sure to call in a sandwich order since they can take up to an hour on a busy day. If you have the time spend it roaming and exploring all of the ultimate foodie treats. Walk in, discover the rows and rows of canned goods, cheeses and meat. After a hard day there’s nothing better than grabbing bread, cheese, meat deli accoutrements, a bottle of wine and heading home to put my feet up and enjoy every little bite.