High Street Deli is a local SLO legend. It’s a sandwich shop in the middle of a neighborhood on High Street with a funky hippy vibe and retro decor. The shop has been serving SLO for almost 100 years now. Built in 1927 it originally sold milk, cigarettes, and deli sandwiches to the workers in the railroad district of town. Now, it’s SLO’s most authentic sandwich joint.
High Street is a SLO favorite because it has proven over time to show character. Their famous 4:20 daily special yields a $6.99 sando from 4:20pm until their closing at 5:30, and their student deal on Tuesday gives Poly students with a valid school ID card the chance to grad a sando for $6.99 as well. Every time I’ve been to the place it’s been ridiculously busy but the service is fast and friendly.
Pro tip: If you want to get the dutch crunch bread (which is THE best) go earlier in the day as they will run out and might not ask you what you want as a replacement… and will sub it with a french roll. Which is not nearly the same level of delicious as dutch crunch. In addition to sandos High Street offers draft beer and kombucha on tap as well as an assortment of other local drinks in the fridge.
They’re located in a very residential area with free street parking so you can enjoy your sandwich for as long as you please. Their side patio is a great place for sitting during warm weather and appreciating the unique vibes in the shop of the locals and tourists alike.
Also… If you like surprises, ask for your sando “stoney” and you’ll be get a mouthful surprise of whatever the sandwich crafters were feeling would be a good addition to your sandwich. (anything from avocado to sprouts, it’s all fair game and nothing’s off limits when you make it stoney!)
They’re open from 9am-5:50pm daily and their menu can be found here. Check ’em out!