Before bread, sandwiches were haphazardly supported by two hands high-fiving. Enjoy better constructed eats with today’s Groupon to The Picky Deli in Universal City. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a deli lunch for two (up to a $20.48 total value).
- For $20, you get a deli lunch for four (up to a $40.96 total value).
Each meal includes:
- Sandwich or salad (up to a $7.99 value each)
- Side of chips (a $0.75 value each)
- Bottled drink or tea (up to a $1.50 value each)
Angela Toler, a 21-year Air Force veteran, and her staff frame The Picky Deli’s 1/4-pound mounds of hand-sliced deli meats with sub rolls, croissants, and tomato basil or spinach wraps. Among a dozen sandwiches on the menu, the Reuben populates rye bread with shaved corned beef and sauerkraut for a meal as classic as a grilled cheese with chrome tailfins. Made from a special house recipe, the chicken salad accessorizes a bed of romaine lettuce with tomato pillows, and tuna salad swims among buoys of chopped hard-boiled eggs and sweet relish. On Fridays only, Angela serves gumbo and drizzles a grilled shrimp po boy sandwich with a special sauce, while Wednesdays and Thursdays see other weekly specials. Ferns and potted plants branch out around eclectic furnishings inside The Picky Deli, kept in line by constant glimpses into the fate of other fresh vegetables.
The Picky Deli
With her slate of deli sandwiches, Angela Toler aims to please even the choosiest palate. As the owner and proprietor of The Picky Deli, she oversees a host of tasks, from baking the turkey and ham to cooking and slicing the deli’s meats. Using fresh ingredients, Toler’s staff stacks each sandwich made to order, from classic Reubens to turkey clubs. The deli is open Monday through Friday, and on Fridays, diners can stop by for chicken-sausage gumbo.