Mickey’s Deli: Best of the Beach 2018 Neighborhood deli, Sandwich shop
This month, Mickey’s Deli will mark 65 years in Hermosa Beach. They celebrated with a nostalgic day of in-the-past prices, including 65-cent slices of pizza. But for many in the South Bay, Mickey’s holds such an unshakeable place in their memory that they don’t need a special day to send them tripping down memory lane. Legions of young surfers remember scrounging together 25 cents for “sauce sandwiches,” or pieces of fresh-baked bread for a nickel. The South Hermosa establishment continues to provide old-school charm with its made-to-order deli sandwiches and Italian favorites like pizza and lasagne. It even got a boost in recent years when it sold the winning California Lottery ticket, netting some lucky customer $27 million. That’s a lot of sauce sandwiches.
101 Hermosa Ave.
Runner-up, neighborhood deli: Ashley’s
828 Hermosa Ave.
Runner-up, sandwich shop: Jersey Mike’s
561 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
by Teri Marin