When it comes to deli’s, every city has a myriad of options. In Orange County and its many cities is no exception. Whether you want to craft your own sandwich with the best ingredients around or pick up a tasty and ready-to-go sandwich, we have curated a list of the must visit delicatessens in Orange County. With fresh meats and fresh baked bread, these deli’s top our lists as the best in town.
Sessions West Coast Deli
2823 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Session West Coast Deli delivers true So Cal style to the Newport Beach Peninsula. Inspired by the Newport Beach Peninsula surf and skate lifestyle, Sessions offers a laid back Southern California vibe with tasty eats. With an open kitchen design, the deli features specialty sandwiches with all the regular fixings as well as some specials like their “Bahn Mi” with pork and beef meatballs, Sriracha, and more. Also serving gourmet hot dogs, tasty salads and traditional breakfast items like bagels, cinnamon toast, egg dishes and more, think of Sessions as more of a specialty deli with delicious twists on classics.
Cortina’s Italian Market & Pizzeria
2175 West Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
Arguably the best Italian deli in Orange County, the family owned and operated Cortina’s has been serving Orange County since 1963. Cortina’s has created a menu including recipes handed down from generation to generation. Many of their products are made to this day on the premises with those traditional family recipes along with the highest quality ingredients available. Their full service delicatessen features quality meats, cheeses and everything in between. So, if you’re looking for a special cheese, a unique piece of meat or rare wine, chances are they have what you’re looking for!
6936 Westminster Avenue
Westminster, CA 92683
An Orange County favorite since 1978, Paul’s Deli offers reasonable prices, a super friendly and personable staff and some of the best deli food in town. They also have a daily special; however the fan favorite is Paul’s special sandwich. At Paul’s Deli, find everything from corned beef sandwiches, reuben’s, meatball sandwiches, fresh salads, and homemade hot dishes like their delicious lobster ravioli. The home town atmosphere and boxing memorable framed art on the walls rounds out Paul’s for an extraordinary eatery.
16582 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Serving hand-crafted sandwiches and family recipes, including breakfast specialties, Delilicious is well known for their high quality ingredients and deep meat stacked sandwiches. The Michelle’s Turkey which includes turkey on squaw bread with mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, sprouts and avocado with a caper mayonnaise is highly recommended.
4470 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
A Landmark in Orange County for 47 years, the Award Winning Katella Deli prepares and serves the best Pastrami and Corned Beef in Southern California. Katella Deli offers a relaxed family atmosphere, fresh baked artisan breads and tons of tasty traditional dishes such as Matzoh ball soup, potato latkes and chicken soup.