college sub shop


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

12 Responses

  1. kimberlee says:

    I love this place. Maybe it’s the bread that makes it happen for me, but the avocado never disappoints.
    Although I’m a huge fan of subs, eating them is never a graceful thing to witness, particularly with me. 🙂

    • mary says:

      Hi Kimberlee – I *might* have gotten avocado all over myself. It’s amazing I can even get food into my mouth sometimes.

      • kimberlee says:

        Mary, I’d call it collateral damage with avocado. I’m one of those people that could easily eat avocado every day, so by now, you’d think I would have mastered the art of eating one. No such luck here. On the bright side, I can enjoy anything I want to eat these days since I’m a regular bib-wearer. I’ve actually traded in my fabric washable bib for a vinyl, wipe-off variety so I don’t have to ever be without it. You never know where or when a sandwich might explode, so being ready is paramount. Call me a dork if you feel the need to.

        • mary says:

          Ohhh, vinyl, you’re getting fancy on me! I forget to wear mine sometimes. Okay, a lot of the time. I’ve gotten a little better at leaning way, way over or just picking up the plate and putting it near my face instead while I eat!

  2. Great deal indeed! I gotta find that coupon now!

  3. Mr. K says:

    I used to go here all the time back in the early 2000’s using the same coupon and it sounds like the owners haven’t changed. It’s impressive to see that the prices have barely gone up (if at all) in over 10 years. You just couldn’t beat the value although they used to be out of items fairly often when I came in on weekends (which was most of the time).

    • mary says:

      Hi Mr. K – That’s pretty awesome to hear, actually. It’s kind of a little easy-to-miss place but I enjoyed it very much, more than some chain sandwich shops that we won’t speak of. I think we were lucky because it’s Spring Break and they had everything in stock. I can imagine this place being packed! Thanks for sharing your comments!

  4. Faye says:

    Ok I cannot understand the massiveness of this sandwich. Is it like the size of a Giant sub at Jersey Mikes? B/c the pics of the subs here look that big! And for $5.55?!!! And it looks like they were generous with the avo in the second pic of the #7. Not bad for an additional .99c!

    I’m an office supply junkie slash hoarder. There is nothing weird about that.

    • mary says:

      You know, I’ve never had a giant sub at Jersey Mike’s! I always get one of those little baby mini ones. These subs are probably like, the length of your forearm. They were pretty hefty for a sandwich! They were really generous with the avocado which make me very happy. Totally worth the extra buck.

      I love cute paper and office supply things! Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

  5. Kathy says:

    Thank you so much for such a nice blog review! This is my parent’s deli and they’ve owned it for over 25 years. I worked there..gosh from high school thru college. It’s great to see people enjoying their subs still and that the quality hasn’t changed! Still huge, fresh, and yummy! Thanks again!

    • mary says:

      Hi Kathy! That’s great to hear – we really did enjoy it and tried to go back on a Sunday once, haha. We’ll have to remember to go on Saturday instead. It’s such a great deal and the sandwiches are great! Your parents are really nice folks with a great shop 🙂

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