On the side of a busy Santa Monica thoroughfare, Bay Cities is an unassuming market with a big local secret: The deli inside. Here, the sandwiches aren't the last-resort quick lunch-and-go that plague most delis. In fact, though the men behind the counter work quick, the omnipresent line for these subs mean there's nothing speedy about a Bay Cities lunch stop. But that's OK, because the overstuffed Italian-style sandwiches are well worth it. Every sub is made-to-order with freshly baked bread (new loafs come out every 20 minutes) and whatever meats, cheeses, and veggies the deli has in stock. You may just forget that you're not eating lunch prepared in the Italian countryside.