I made my first stop in for a sandwich at Carl’s Deli just a couple of days after moving into my new neighborhood. My wife had asked me to pick up some sandwiches on my way home, but I couldn’t find any good options along my route. Fortunately Carl’s is just up the street from our new house, so we took a walk to the shop to try it out.
Chalkboards hang above the counter with over 30 different sandwich choices, and if that isn’t enough you can create your own. There were a couple of other customers ahead of my wife and I, which allowed us time to work our way through the extensive menu. Two employees constantly worked behind the counter assembling sandwiches as quick as they could. When it was our turn to order I went with the #15 – chicken salad & Swiss on rye with lettuce, tomato and honey mustard – $6.50. My wife decided on the #6 – “Joanie’s” hot crab & artichoke salad on a toasted croissant – $7.75.
The chicken salad used on my sandwich was fairly standard but still very tasty. The sweetness mixed perfectly with the spicier than normal honey mustard. Also the rye bread was good, but once I saw my wife’s croissant I wished that I had ordered that instead. The croissant was flaky and buttery just as you would expect. My wife was really happy with her crab and artichoke salad sandwich and one of the girls behind the counter commented that it was her favorite as well. Though I didn’t have any of it, based on these two recommendations I would say it is worth a try.
Carl’s deli has a handful of tables on the inside and even a few on the sidewalk out front. In addition to the wide variety of sandwiches they also have a large selection of sides, drinks, and other grocery items. They also have beer and wine available for sale, though we didn’t partake during this visit. Even if Carl’s wasn’t the closest eatery to my new house, I would definitely return in the near future. I’m so happy to have a great place for a quick bite so close to home.