mmm-yoso!!! is a compilation of bloggings centered around food. Kirk, Ed(from Yuma) and Cathy (as well as a few others) share food memories, finds and ideas here. Today, Cathy is writing about a find.
The fabric sign had been hanging on the front and side of this corner building, just behind the Costco Fuel station on Town Center Parkway in Santee for almost six months. "Coming Soon-Dudley's Deli". Then at a rather rapid rate, the signage was installed on the building.
On Wednesday, November 6 at 11 a.m., the store was open for business.
Anyone who has driven North on the 67 on their way to Julian has most likely stopped at Dudley's Bakery in Santa Ysabel. At the very least, you have probably seen Dudley's Bakery items in your local grocery store and perhaps have considered a drive into the Eastern part of San Diego County. The 50 year old San Diego County Institution has expanded.
The shelves were not quite full, but did have fresh cookie bars, coffee grounds and breads for sale.
The staff was ready for just about any order you could place.
Other than not having soup bowls available that first day, things were going quite well.
The Dietz and Watson Deli meats are on display.
We have been back several times to purchase a loaf or two fresh Dudley's bread, delivered fresh from the bakery 'up the hill'. All loaves are $4.95. I haven't taken photos of the full shelves because it has been crowded every time we've been back. The selection seems to vary, based on the day of the week you are here.
Our first day sandwich was a Corned Beef Reuben ($7.95). You can see this is quite a large sandwich (enough to share), filed with warmed corned beef, kraut, Swiss cheese and a nice Thousand Island dressing all on fresh seeded Rye bread that is panini-pressed/grilled. Really, really good. Nice to share.
The strawberry turkey sandwich is on a toasted/lightly grilled sheepherder bread (a hearty white) and, as you can see, loaded with turkey, (a layer of strawberry preserves is on the bottom), a layer of fresh strawberries, Provolone, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on the top slice. Again, nice to share. I do plan on trying more menu items and will report back.
This is great place to get your Dudley's bread and sweets as well as a hearty lunch and all without the travel.
Dudley's Deli Bakery 205 Town Center Parkway Santee, CA 92071 (the building right behind the Costco Gas Station vehicle entrance) (619)258-4245 Website