When Mayans created the mathematically regimented meal system, lunch married the names of the void it filled between "brunch" and "little snack before dinner." Keep meals on track with today's Groupon: for $9, you get lunch for two at Vista's Ice Box Deli (up to an $18.88 value) in Vista. The lunch includes:
- Any two sandwiches (up to $6.95 each)
- Two bags of chips ($1 each)
- Two medium beverages ($1.49 each)
The sandwichsmiths at Vista's Ice Box Deli layer a lunch menu with multifarious fixings and more than 30 years of sandwich-packing experience. Hailing from the Best Sandwiches menu, the ham, beef, and turkey Review ($6.45 for a whole) stands opposite the double-salami and ham Hero ($6.95 for a whole), which hails from the Finest Sandwiches menu, as they debate from french-roll pulpits over semantic superiority. Sandwiches from the Really Good menu ($4.95 for a whole) satiate stomachs with items such as the sourdough-ensconced Just Beef. Two bags of chips plug up hunger nooks and crannies before a flood of fountain beverages escorts straggling crumbs down esophageal thoroughfares.
The expansive menu at Vista's Icebox contains more than 30 sandwiches, each assigned to one of four taste-oriented rankings. Beneath the “really good” status, customers find classics, such as tuna on wheat and egg salad, while the next level up—“better sandwiches”—offers BLTs and shrimp pitas. The shop’s “best sandwiches” list includes a club stacked with bacon, turkey, and ham, and at the top lies Vista’s “finest sandwiches”: Reubens, heros, and BLTs dressed up with avocado and crowned in laurel leaves.
A whiteboard relays the day’s handwritten specials, beneath which reads a list of hearty sides, such as coleslaw, potato salad, and tortellini pesto. The kitchen also churns out daily-made soups, breakfast burritos, egg sandwiches, and frozen yogurt.
2260 Oak Ridge Way
Vista, California 92081