Westbrae Deli (Berkeley)
Once every few months, I want a hot (juicy) roast beef sandwich. Honestly, I don't think I've ever ordered anything else there. This is the most unassuming little place, with a not-well-stocked deli counter (just what they sell regularly, and can keep fresh), and you need patience to wait for your food if there is more than 1 person in line (that person being you). But they seem to get a slow and steady stream of neighborhood people, and they are really nice. For $5.25, you get a sour roll with a heaping pile of roast beef (heated in a broth of some sort), which I get with tomatoes, onions and dijon mustard. It is tasty, and filling.
I'm sure nothing is organic or sustainable, and the tomatoes didn't just get picked from Holistic Farms a few hours ago, nor did the roast beef come from Grassfed Ranch.
If you have just run out of cat food, want a beer, or need to buy a pack of Top Ramen noodles, they sell that, too.
With tax, 2 of us ate lunch for $11 and a few cents, and are full and satisfied. I can't say that very often.
The place is located next to the Westbrae Nursery, across from Toot Sweet and the Bagel place, on Gilman.