Looking to try the best delis in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top delis in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
Fall is the top season of the year for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Berkeley area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management and direct response marketing for small businesses. Daily spending at Berkeley-area food and beverage shops grew to $380,459 for the metro area in the fall of last year, 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Hummingbird Cafe
First on the list is Hummingbird Cafe. Located at 1814 Euclid Ave. (between Hearst Avenue and Ridge Road), the deli, which offers coffee, tea, sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated deli in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 243 reviews on Yelp.
2. Augie's Montreal Deli
Next up is Augie's Montreal Deli, situated at 875 Potter St. (between Seventh and Fifth streets). With 4.5 stars out of 407 reviews on Yelp, the deli and poutinerie, which offers sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. The Italian Homemade Company
The Italian Homemade Company, a deli and Italian spot that offers gelato and more, is another go-to, with four stars out of 309 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2905 College Ave. (between Ashby Avenue and Russell Street) to see for yourself.
4. Cheese 'N' Stuff
Check out Cheese 'N' Stuff, which has earned four stars out of 294 reviews on Yelp. You can find the deli, which offers sandwiches and more, at 2442 Durant Ave. (between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street).
5. Sandwich Zone
Last but not least, there's Sandwich Zone, a Downtown Berkeley favorite with four stars out of 153 reviews. Stop by 2117 Shattuck Ave. to hit up the deli, which offers sandwiches and more, next time you're in the mood.