25+ Sandwich Spots in North County San Diego (2018 Master List)
Lunchtime! Let’s go get a sandwich. Where do you ask? How about one of these tried-and-true spots…
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1. Mendocino Farms
2. Board & Brew
What’s your sandwich fancy? Board & Brew hands it to you on a platter of deliciousness. We don’t want to sway you, but if you’re into amazing taste sensations, try Tom’s Choice, which is roast beef, turkey breast, cheddar cheese and sweet and sour dressing on a fresh French baguette. Pair with a craft beer. And scene. P.S. If you’re looking for gluten-free options, Board & Brew has you covered.
3. Moto Deli
4. Gaglione Bros. Famous Steaks & Subs
5. Sandwich Spot
6. Prontos’ Gourmet Market
Visit this downtown Carlsbad spot for not only sandwiches but homemade soups, salads, and plates of pasta, too.
- 2812 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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7. Gelson’s La Costa
8. Cream of the Crop
9. Tony’s Sports Bar & Grill
10. Red and White Market
This beloved neighborhood market serves customizable sandwiches in its deli section. Try the classic turkey on squaw with avocado or ask for the roast beef with barbecue sauce. Most sandwiches cost less than $6 and are filling and delicious. Also worth mentioning is that Red & White is one of the few places you can buy Pepper Plant hot sauce, which is absolutely perfect poured on everything, including sandwiches.
11. Jersey Mikes
It’s a chain, but a well-loved one for fresh subs of every variety.
- 4111 Oceanside Blvd Suite 100, Oceanside, CA 92056
- 620 Hacienda Drive, Suite 103, Vista, CA 92081
- 2604 ElCamino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
- 14969 Pomerado Rd. # E, Poway, CA 92064
- 15805 Bernardo Center Dr. #117, San Diego, CA 92127
- 730 Nordahl Road Suite 105, San Marcos, CA 92069
- 1829 South Centre City Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
- 915 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075
- 2626A Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar, CA 92014
- 1070 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
- 13173 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92129
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12. Pastel Bakery
13. Chez Nous
14. Pointed Roof Delicatessen
15. Rockn’ Jenny’s Italian Subs
It’s hard to say anything that the name of the place doesn’t. We’ll just quote from the website on why you should visit: Freshly sliced meat on a warm, crusty Italian roll with our homemade Italian dressing and delicious pepperoncinis, all for a great price.
16. Agrusa’s Super Sandwiches
17. Eric's Sandwich Shop
18. Major Market
A Facebook commenter told us that Major has the “best meats.” And also that on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Major has a great BBQ. Said the Facebooker,” the tri-tip sandwiches are off the charts.”
19. Hungry Bear
Sandwiches as big as your head are the order of the day at Hungry Bear. You’ll see. Get the works and it’ll fatten your sandwich deliciously. If you’re not feeling the sandwiches today, the salads are similarly as awesome. Vista Location: If you’re feeling the sandwich and then some, visit Narvalo next door for an after-lunch ice cream or gelato.
21. Tina’s Deli
Mom-and-pop joint. Super tiny. Locals’ favorite. That right there is the trifecta of hidden gem goodness. Try the Hot Pastrami and you’ll know what we mean. Please also order a pickled egg soaked in a brine of jalapeños, chili peppers, and other spicy spices.
22. Hello Deli
23. Niko’s Express Italian Deli
24. Yellow Deli
This unique place spot is owned and operated by the Twelve Tribes Christian community, Yellow Deli serves soups, sandwiches, and salads made with fresh, organic produce farmed by community members. “The chicken on the ranch sandwich is amazing,” one reader told us.
25. Big Jim’s 395 Deli
26. Vista’s Icebox
Tucked into an industrial complex, Vista’s Icebox nonetheless draws the locals eager for a homemade sandwich fix. Everything at Icebox is fresh and turbo tasty. Homemade soups accompany the menu and the shop is lined with dozens of potato chip choices from Cheddar Horseradish to Salt ’n Vinegar. If you’re eating light, make it your business to order the Fallbrook Veggie on squaw. Ask for balsamic vinaigrette on the soup so you can dip for an extra kick.
27. Butterfly Farms
28. Dominick’s Sandwiches
One of our readers raved, “I seriously drive to Dominick’s from Vista/Oceanside regularly for their turkey, jack, and avocado or roast beef, cheddar, and avocado. Great salads and pasta too, but oh man, those sandwiches on their Italian bread. Mmmm!”