Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery

1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

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 just something you settle on for a quick lunch on the go. In fact, though the men behind the counter work quickly, 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 loaves 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 a lunch prepared in the Italian countryside.

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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 just something you settle on for a quick lunch on the go. In fact, though the men behind the counter work quickly, 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 loaves 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 a lunch prepared in the Italian countryside.

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