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ISO South Bay deli catering

amela Jun 28, 2008 02:17 PM

Just wondering what southbay chowhounds like the best for cold cut platters? Guilianos? Whole Foods? Bristol Farms? Someplace else? We are planning a birthday lunch at home for about 20-25 in MB. We decided not to do it ourselves and since this is the first time we are going to buy prepared lunch foods, we need suggestions. Close to MB a plus!

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    mlgb RE: amela Jun 28, 2008 02:23 PM

    Love Giuliano's Gardena but since you want close to MB I'd go with Bristol Farms.

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      amela RE: mlgb Jun 28, 2008 02:27 PM

      Are you saying that BF would be your choice over Guiliano's in Redondo Beach (on Artesia)?

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        mlgb RE: amela Jun 28, 2008 03:55 PM

        I didn't know that there was a branch at Redondo/ Artesia. Are they a small outlet? I know they do have some smaller branches around but don't know if they're up to par with the original in Gardena.

        I wonder if Gardena will deliver to MB.

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      S DAG RE: amela Jun 28, 2008 03:10 PM

      I know that Brent's Deli will deliver to Manhattan Beach.

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        Densible RE: S DAG Jun 28, 2008 08:31 PM

        Guiliano's is on Aviation in Hermosa Beach/MB cusp. It's small but has a deli case.
        Don't know of one on Artesia....

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          amela RE: Densible Jun 29, 2008 09:34 AM

          Sheesh. I've lived here for over 15 years and I STILL mix up Artesia and Aviation! Yes, the Guilano's on Aviation is the one I meant....right off of Artesia! So, assuming that all the Guliano's get their cold cuts from the same source, the same way, that is the way to go?

      2. mstinawu RE: amela Jun 29, 2008 10:33 AM

        I don't get it. Giuliano's in Gardena (or any of it's other chains) is awful. I've never had a more disappointing sandwich--it's about as good as subway in many respects not to mention the expired goods they sell in the store.


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          JEN10 RE: mstinawu Jun 29, 2008 10:44 AM

          When I do antipasta platters on my own, I like to use the meat & cheeses selections from Bristol Farms. They have a nice variety of quality meats and cheeses.

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          amela RE: amela Jun 29, 2008 01:03 PM

          I was just informed that there is a Jerrys now open in Torrance. Any opinions on ordering platters from them?

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