Aioli Deli, Forestville
We have heard a lot about the food at Aioli Deli, especially the fish tacos, in the little town of Forestville in Western Sonoma County. Well, the fish tacos which are a special on Fridays may be the best darn tasting food in all of the county!
A small deli with a couple of tables inside and a handful of tables outside, I counted about 20 people who came and went while we were there and everyone had those tacos.
Soft corn tortilla with a heaping amount of light as air breaded cod, fresh salsa with a bit of kick, slaw and aioli. Came with a couple of lime wedges. Two per order, felt like having a dozen but two were plenty.
Highly recommended if your in the area. I hear that other menu items like the pulled pork are also excellent but did not try anything else.
6536 Front Street
I work in Forestville and after some time, Aioli definitely worked out their kinks and glitches, and has now become my #1 go-to spot in town. Their salads are incredible, their paninis are OUTSTANDING, and the quality of their food is exceptional.
I highly recommend their green bean/toasted garlic salad, their potato salad, their quinoa salad... I usually get the quinoa and the green bean salads and eat half of each small container for lunch.
Fish tacos are excellent.
Crab cakes are in season now, and I've waited a YEAR to try them. Today will be my first try. They're known for them, just as they are their fish tacos and burgers.
The crab cake... how to describe the crab cake?! It was divine. Heavenly. PERFECT.
Nothing but crab meat and some scallions, some light seasoning, and a breading so light it practically wasn't there at all.
Served over sliced golden beets and baby arugula, this has to be one of the most delicious crab cakes I have ever eaten.
You better call ahead of time to make sure they have them, though... No joke.
If you like corned beef, their reuben panini is excellent. Seriously - every one of their sandwiches is wonderful.
Enjoy, and have a great holiday in sunny California!