Having a crazy schedule means that sometimes all I'm able to do is grab a sandwich, at sometimes a rather odd hour, on the way to the office.
Here are a bunch of revisits.
A stop for me when I'm getting to work on the earlier side; like 0530 - 0545. They keep changing the signage in the place, but at least the A la Mexicana, while now a dollar more expensive ($4.99), is still a nice early breakfast option.
A nice, rather light bolillo roll; eggs, salsa, a smear of beans....some jalapenos for a mild kick, melted cheese. Warm and not too filling....I don't want to need a nap when I've just gotten into the office.
I prefer the A la Mexicana to the Chorizo and Eggs, which started nice, but just got monotonous after a while.
Maybe too much of the same flavor.
Still, a nice early breakfast stop.
Best Donuts Bakery & Deli
4714 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
Grab & Go - Convoy Court:
While I've had my share of sloppy sandwiches from here. I enjoy the yeasty bread and have gravitated to the "hot" sandwiches. Toasted, sandwiches like the Spicy Cappocolla and the Grilled Cheese Feta.
It does help that they open fairly early.
Grab & Go
7701 Convoy Ct
San Diego, CA 92111
Lit’l Pepper Gourmet:
Another place that opens pretty early....like 5am or something like that. The sandwiches here are huge and some of the "specials", as I noted in my previous post are a bit over-the-top. I had Lit'l Pepper cater two of my meetings....no one in either meeting finished an entire sandwich.
During one recent "off-hour" visit, I noticed they had a "Cubano" ($9.75) on the menu. So I ordered it.
As expected, this was a pretty hefty sandwich. Not a fan of the roll they used on this. I'd like something lighter.....not sure that exists in the LPG handbook though. Basically a modified pulled pork sandwich. A bit too much of a good thing, though the ham cut right through the pork and the pickles were nice; wish I could make out more of the milkiness of the cheese and I'm nto a fan of jalapenos on this one.
Still, I was able to share with someone else in the office. So we got two meals for the price of one. Maybe I should be like "Sandy" and stick with their "Classic" sandwiches. Curiosity gets the better of me it seems.
Lit’l Pepper Gourmet
8911 Complex Dr
San Diego, CA 92123