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In search of Matzoah Ball Soup

kitchenhag Aug 4, 2008 01:28 PM

I'm in Oceanside and would like to know if Milton's is the closest option I have to get what I need. Is there a deli in SanMarcos Vista or Encinitas that I'm not aware of?

  1. Enorah Aug 4, 2008 03:45 PM

    I do think Milton's is the closest, yes.

    It is average.

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    1. re: Enorah
      drucie Aug 5, 2008 12:41 AM

      DZ Akin's near San Diego State or City Deli in Hillcrest. DZ Akin's has better matzo ball soup. Your other Oceanside alternative is to travel up the 5 into OC but if you want SD County you are more limited.

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      The Old Man Aug 5, 2008 10:05 AM

      Wrong county. Quality matzo ball soup doesn't exist here.

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        normalheightsfoodie Aug 5, 2008 10:44 AM

        I believe that DZ Akins makes the best Matzoah ball soup. You can get noodles and carrots in the bowl too. City deli is good, but they put parsley in it, and it is a turn off for my kids. I believe you will find DZ's very good.

        D Z Akin's
        6930 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

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        1. re: normalheightsfoodie
          kitchenhag Aug 5, 2008 01:33 PM

          Thank you all ; nothing I didn't know already. I was hoping there might be a new
          one that I wasn't aware of....perhaps San Marcos, Vista ;Escondido even. Being a deli snob from Philly I have to say that DZ is the least offensive to me and mine. Oh ,if only Brent's were closer.
          You all might enjoy reading about delis all over ;their demise and resurrections.I love reading it. ( save the deli.com )

          1. re: kitchenhag
            drucie Aug 5, 2008 07:06 PM

            I am a big believer in letting a city lead with its strengths. You could go crazy searching for Philly cheesesteak in Maui but would be ultimately happier and more fulfilled (IMNSHO) enjoying great fish and Japanese food there instead, and relishing cheesesteaks when you go back to Philly for a visit. Bottom line: don't complain if you order a steak in a Chinese restaurant and it's not done to your taste. Most San Diegans get up to LA from time to time - get your deli fix there (or in OC - there are some good ones there too.) I get my deli fix when we travel to Boston & NY/NJ which we do at least a few times a year, and of course when I'm in LA too.


            1. re: kitchenhag
              daantaat Aug 5, 2008 10:20 PM

              mmm....Brent's! We're going there this weekend! They do deliver to SD for a fee! :-D

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