Restaurants

Deli in Big Sur

Big Sur Deli & General Store

With the most reasonable prices in Big Sur, this family-owned deli slices custom-made sandwiches and piles up tortillas with carne asada, pork carnitas, veggies or beans and cheese. The small market carries camping …
Deli in Santa Cruz

Picnic Basket

Across the street from the beach boardwalk, this locavorian kitchen puts together creative sandwiches such as beet with lemony couscous or 'fancy pants' grilled cheese with fruit chutney, plus homemade soups, breakf…
Deli in Big Sur

Big Sur Burrito Bar & General Store

Order a San Francisco–sized burrito or wrap sandwich with a fresh-fruit smoothie from the back of the Big Sur River Inn's well-stocked general store, which carries snacks, drinks and camping supplies.
Deli in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Bruno's Market & Deli

Small supermarket deli counter makes a saucy sandwich of oakwood-grilled tri-tip beef and stocks all the accoutrements for a beach picnic, including Sparkys root beer from Pacific Grove.
Deli in Santa Cruz

Bagelry

The bagels here are twice-cooked (boiled, then baked), and come with fantastic spreads like crunchy 'Tofu del Fuego' or hummus with sprouts.