Calling itself a “West Coast deli,” this peninsula shop crafts sandwiches that eat like a meal for two. Gourmet creations with kooky names— Greatfella, Baller, and Wake & Bake—are towering stacks made with top ingredients. Soups, sides, and dressings are made from scratch. A surfer vibe extends to hearty breakfasts starring Kéan coffee.

2823 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach


Second location in Huntington Beach at 414 Pacific Coast Highway



 See the full review, 2014 feature, why they were named the Best Italian Sandwich, and why we can’t stop talking about this great place to grab a Bite.