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Is there a good old-fashioned sit down deli in Sacramento?

anniediaz Feb 15, 2006 04:34 PM

I don't think I've ever been to a good deli in Sacramento. Is there one? The kind where you can get matzo ball soup, and corned beef sandwiches with great deli pickles, etc.. Maybe this is just a New York or LA phenomenon.

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    li fu Feb 6, 2012 05:09 PM

    Try Bubbie's Love Blintzes & Things, in Citrus Heights, Ca.
    It's run by a Jewish lady from NJ, I believe. Good food!

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      melly Apr 6, 2012 10:35 AM

      wow..didn't know.

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        RobertLaughlin Apr 7, 2012 03:53 AM

        I don't know if Sam's Deli is still around, but if it is, I can personally vouch for their matzo ball soup; that's what I had the one time I dined there.

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      vinovert Feb 16, 2006 12:31 PM

      Bud's, at 1016 10th St., around downtown Sacramento, serves a variety of hot deli sandwiches, including my favorite -- pastrami. they load it on so much, i can't eat there more than once or twice a month, or else my cholesterol will hit the roof. (maybe it has already.) Anyway, very good foods for very good prices, under $7 for most sandwiches. I don't know if they serve matzo ball soup, though.

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        melly Apr 6, 2012 10:35 AM

        Good to know!

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        916dave Feb 16, 2006 10:26 AM

        How about the Italian Importing Co. on J right before 19th. I havn't been able to pay them a visit yet, but i've always heard good things about the sandwiches served there. Actually I just found their own website. Its http://www.mercatodeli.com/. Let me know if you check it out and what you think of it.

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          Robert Feb 16, 2006 10:43 AM

          This place also has a deli at 51st and Folsom Blvd. (It's set back in a old 60's style mall.) No matzo ball soup since its Italian but lot's of good Italian specialities including hot lunch plates, hot meatball sandwitches, soup and lot's of other goodies.
          No Rubens though. If you find a Jewish style deli please let us know.


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            Ericka Feb 17, 2006 08:33 AM


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            sugit Feb 17, 2006 04:20 PM

            Italian Importing is great. Awesome cannoli's as well

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              Melody Feb 25, 2006 05:49 PM

              Bobs..on Fair Oaks Blvd and I hear there is a great new one in Granite Bay. Just surf net for Sacramento Deli's. I agree that the Italian Importing Co. on Folsom and 51st is great.

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                Lurch394 Apr 2, 2006 05:18 AM

                Bob's on Fair Oaks Blvd. at Marconi is also genuinely kosher.

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                  melly Apr 6, 2012 10:34 AM

                  Bob's is tiny and the guy was rude as hell. Just a few tiny tables. This town needs a deli for sure.

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                Peter Feb 15, 2006 06:48 PM

                How about Sam's Kosher Style Deli and Restaurant? Greenback Lane in Fair Oaks.

                No experience with this place.

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