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The Yellow Deli

Deli / Bodega and Café$$$$
  • Javier M.
    "Root beer and cream cheese pie are amazing"(4 Tips)
    Pat A.
    "Their green drink is awesome."(3 Tips)
    Erica B.
    "Deli waffle is the best!!!! Yumm!"(2 Tips)
    Cathy N.
    "Lambwich is a must!"(2 Tips)
96 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • cream cheese pie
  • green drink
  • delis
  • healthy food
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  • Frank A.
    Frank AJanuary 6, 2016
    Their soups, teas, & honey are yummy! Open 24 hrs., except from 3 pm Fridays till noon Sundays, and on certain religious holidays. Limited parking during peak dinner hours, so plan ahead. Free WiFi.
  • Sharon E.
    Sharon EvansDecember 26, 2013
    I don't think there is anything here that I wouldn't highly recommend! Bought a fresh baked loaf of their whole wheat sourdough bread to take home! Organic ingredients make all the difference! Delish
  • Alicia J.
    Alicia JAugust 1, 2014
    Reminded me of The Source Family doc. Watch it on Netflix. Anyway Food is outstanding! Quality and freshness is in every bite. Food is out a bit slow but ea. second worth the wait. Turkey pesto 😍
  • Masha D.
    Masha DemianovaNovember 28, 2015
    A must try place. Their màte is delicious! (Iced peach) and all the food is fresh and tasty. Love the vibes
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BruinsJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A chipotle chicken sandwich w/ swiss cheese on a Kaiser roll is an excellent create your own. Get that with the mango maté and you've got a perfect lunch!
  • Rahfiki D.
    Rahfiki DavisFebruary 16, 2015
    Well I was really amazed by the quality of food here, service great. .. a definite must have for anyone ever wanting different...
  • Marlene K.
    Marlene KelleherMay 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have gluten free bread! If you're celiac or gluten free you have options other than just a salad. Yay, a sandwich! Big deal if you can never have one.
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    . .June 10, 2015
    Have been here countless times. Each time is an experience!! A paradise for studying, dating and casual gatherings!!
  • Sara L.
    Sara LynchJune 6, 2012
    The food is amazing, the sandwiches are always fresh and tasty and the deli waffle is to die for. If your looking for fast service don't go here.
  • Rahfiki D.
    Rahfiki DavisFebruary 16, 2015
    I only was able to have my first chipotle chicken, hot pepper jack cheese w/avacado and mayo & mustard on fresh made egg roll
  • Grant M.
    Grant McGinnisNovember 8, 2011
    Great place to relax in the morning too. Sit in the sun on the east side, listen to the birds chirp, and watch the steam waft off a cup of delicious maté.
  • Randy C.
    Randy ClemensSeptember 27, 2012
    Always call first to make sure they're open. They often close for religious observances. Also, the Yoga Vista Special is divine.
  • Alissa A.
    Alissa ArmstrongJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a new enclosed outside seating! I love it! In the summer time they can open up the big windows to let air in :)
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SnyderApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Turkey Gobbler, Lamwich, and cream cheese pie with strawberries!! oooh and the banana milk...and the jalepeno&cheddar bread (fresh and hot) EVERYTHING ROCKS
  • jacob d.
    jacob delgadoMarch 27, 2016
    Staff is super friendly and and the sandwiches never disappoint. Love this place for the peaceful atmosphere too.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaMay 30, 2014
    The soups are fantastic. If your meal has an option of veggies or soup, go for the soup!
  • Aminda C.
    Aminda CourtwrightJune 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Any of the mate!!! And the deli rose sandwich (they have rice bread if gluten is an issue)
  • Kary Y.
    Kary YeeApril 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Muffin of the Day! [Blueberry walnut muffin] ... Delicious!
  • Arrezu B.
    Arrezu BrownAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The food may take a while, but just be patient. It's made with love. And totally worth it!!!!!
  • Heather P.
    Heather PotterJanuary 14, 2014
    The carrot cake is so fresh and delicious. Made with lots of fresh ingredients and no sugar!
  • Patrick N.
    Patrick NorfleetDecember 30, 2011
    Turkey Pastrami with avo, sprouts, Cheddar cheese, lettuce and a lil mayo/mustard .... best sandwich I've had in a long time :-) CRAZY GOOD!!!
  • Jaymie H.
    Jaymie H. 🐧June 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Closed Friday 3pm til Sunday noon. Besides that, open all hours. Morning Star Rancher is my favorite.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CrotwellFebruary 20, 2013
    The food is always good. It's one of my favorite spots. Try not to be weirded out by the cult-like staff
  • Pat A.
    Pat AmmonsNovember 20, 2013
    This place has the best chili I have ever had. Their green drink is awesome.
  • Brittney P.
    Brittney PageAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Yerba mate is amazing!! Hakani. (the guy that works the espresso bar most of the time) is the best!
  • Travis S.
    Travis SmithNovember 14, 2014
    Great atmosphere and good food, but it takes about 45 minutes for them to make you a sandwich.
  • Cheryl L.
    Cheryl LarsonSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't say enough about this place. Food is wonderful. Everything is good.
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica PortilloMarch 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Yogurt parfait...amazing!!! $5 seems like a lot but believe me it's big and soooo good. Definitely worth it
  • Poosana S.
    Poosana SunnanontaSeptember 5, 2011
    The sanwiches here are the best. Order any and get soup of the day with it. Yum!
  • Heather P.
    Heather PotterJanuary 14, 2014
    Try the Hibiscus tea, it's amazing!
  • Sonia r.
    Sonia robertsJune 7, 2016
    Best Reuben sandwich ever! Chai matte latte in the addic. Great place to read & relax.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The tomato/basil soup is outstanding! The breads are all fresh-baked and the produce comes from their farm. The gem of Vista!
  • Angie
    AngieMarch 23, 2013
    The deli rose or soup of the day is what I go with(: plus banana milk!!!!
  • Travis S.
    Travis SmithAugust 4, 2014
    Good food. Not a good place to go during your lunch break though, it wasn't busy and still took an hour for sit down, order, and food.
  • Aseer S.
    Aseer SaadApril 16, 2016
    I love the soup here and everyday they have different kind of soup
  • Kary Y.
    Kary YeeMay 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    As the new Mayor of Yellow Deli i will work to encourage more fries on your side orders ;)
  • MobStarz.Com
    MobStarz.ComDecember 6, 2011
    The food is fresh and tastes great, but if you're pressed for time or hella hungry, you might find yourself getting upset and disappointed.
  • Alexis C.
    Alexis CainJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food, but lately the service has sucked.. You could go at a really slow time and still wait 30 minutes for a soup... Or you could go at a busy time and ask for something simple and wait 45....
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JamesNovember 4, 2011
    the food was great as well as the service even though I felt as I was being watch
  • Arrezu B.
    Arrezu BrownAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The hot apple cider is delicious!!!! Mmm
  • Twila B.
    Twila BFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Deli Rose sandwich & the honey bun
  • Jake S.
    Jake SaundersOctober 6, 2010
    Try the lamb sandwich. Think gyro on their awesome rolls with cucumbers. Killer!
  • Lorenzo M.
    Lorenzo MorenoJune 28
    Been here 25+ times
    Must-try: deli lamb sandwich. 👌🏾👍🏾
  • Tingyen H.
    Tingyen HsuMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The lambwich is like a Philly cheese steak with lamb!!!! Omg!! <3
  • Ashley J.
    Ashley JenksAugust 8, 2013
    Order your food at the mate bar if there is a long wait.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorSeptember 18, 2014
    Love! Haven't met a bread here I didn't like :-)
  • Brian B.
    Brian BuckNovember 4, 2011
    Great food but catching a hella "heaven's gate creeper" vibe. LOL @ the shire.
  • Chris Kavas - Social Media Mentoring
    free wifi 24 hours a day except weekends. Great atmosphere
  • Alexis C.
    Alexis CainAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the green drink! It's deliciously healthy. Don't be afraid of it's color.
  • Roxy
    RoxyJune 27, 2010
    It's like Lord of the Rings, but the food is awesome and it's 24 hrs with free wifi!! DEFINITELY GO HERE
  • Ernst G.
    Ernst GeislerJanuary 8
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BaezOctober 11, 2012
    Hot apple cider with a banana bread deluxe <3
  • Sandy H.
    Sandy HollyJanuary 4, 2012
    The best is the Rooibos soy latte, try it!
  • Linda M.
    Linda McclureSeptember 10, 2012
    Try the Veggie Burger - This was great!
  • Wes D.
    Wes DavisMarch 16, 2010
    Sweet rolls are amazing here! Whole wheat, sweet and $2.00!! ... and free wifi!
  • Tara H.
    Tara HarmonJanuary 3, 2011
    Turkey pastrami on a kaiser roll and cream cheese pie for dessert....mmmmmmm
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas StormanApril 20, 2012
    Try the Prarie Chili - Delicious!
  • Javier M.
    Javier MartinezFebruary 1, 2012
    Root beer and cream cheese pie are amazing
  • Sean R.
    Sean RaffertySeptember 5, 2011
    I love the Yellow Deli. It's a great place to chill out.
  • Tj B.
    Tj BrewerAugust 24, 2014
    Love the 24 availability
  • Brian B.
    Brian BuckNovember 4, 2011
    Caught a hella creepy "heavens gate" vibe ....but the food was good! :-P
  • Natalie T.
    Natalie TowfiqMay 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Deli rose, chili and dark roast mate
  • Sean P.
    Sean PendergastMarch 16, 2014
    The Reuben and green drink
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LucasApril 22, 2015
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  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZauApril 26, 2015
    Chili, bread, waffles,
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillerDecember 28, 2014
    Simple, but super fresh.
  • Matthew "M@tch" R.
    Matthew "M@tch" RayFebruary 17, 2013
    Always get the peach mate!
  • San Diego Reader
    San Diego ReaderMarch 9, 2011
    Yellow Deli reviewed in the Reader's Tin Fork column this week! Read more
  • Kristina A.
    Kristina ASeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love to sit by the fire pits outside on nights I can't sleep
  • Susan S.
    Susan SchimkaJanuary 17, 2014
    Everything here is delicious!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BlackAugust 8, 2011
    The food and staff are amazing.
  • Grant M.
    Grant McGinnisMay 23, 2014
    Bottomless green maté
  • Lorelei
    LoreleiOctober 19, 2012
    Roast beef and swiss
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AriasDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It's so good...if you spend more than $50 here, you beat me...good luck ;)
  • Maegan
    MaeganMarch 25, 2012
    Chai mate latte!!!
  • Cathy N.
    Cathy NguyenDecember 11, 2012
    Lambwich is a must!
  • Phoebe A.
    Phoebe AcostaJune 30, 2011
    Must get the rootbeer!!
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KempkaSeptember 18, 2011
    Super cute place and they have wifi!
  • Grant M.
    Grant McGinnisMay 23, 2014
    Bring Headphones
  • shauna d.
    shauna duncanNovember 25, 2010
    Try the pumpkin soup! Yumm
  • Scott S.
    Scott SeiverFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the special sandwiches there a good deal!
  • Bethany S.
    Bethany StoneMay 31, 2015
    Food tastes super fresh.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JamesNovember 4, 2011
    I feel like im in the Shire!!!
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DahlJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    the waffles are amazing!
  • Kirk P.
    Kirk PellowOctober 10, 2012
    great sandwiches
  • frankie p.
    frankie pierceJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't have the morning star rancher anymore :/
  • Erika R.
    Erika RashJuly 2, 2010
    I heard it is great, will b going there soon. :)
  • Kimon
    KimonNovember 5, 2012
    With the trip
  • Dylan
    DylanSeptember 20, 2012
    Homophobes. Look up their cult, twelve tribes
  • Brittney P.
    Brittney PageJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I am obsessed
  • Cody M.
    Cody MarshallApril 28, 2011
    Service is slow as hell but food is awesome
  • Jake S.
    Jake ShapiroJune 26, 2010
    Awesome 24hour deli
  • Rick M.
    Rick MarquezMay 21, 2010
    Cream Cheese Pie w/Strawberries... Nuff said
  • James M.
    James MayMay 25, 2012
    I do not know what a tip mean.
  • Erica B.
    Erica BarnesFebruary 20, 2014
    Deli waffle is the best!!!! Yumm!
  • Gerardo S.
    Gerardo SorianoJuly 17, 2013
    Todo esta súper rico! Y el lugar es muy padre! El chiken on the ranch sándwich es el mejor
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