It’s a perfect day; eighty degrees, no humidity, and a slight breeze. You throw your beach blanket onto the warm sand, anchor it’s corners with nearby rocks, and strip down to your bathing suit/bikini/shorts/speedo/birthday suit (whatever you’re into, man). The sun starts to warm your cheeks, and you dig your toes into the sand so that you feel the cool part underneath. Everything is pure bliss, and just right. UNTIL, your stomach starts to rumble. You open your cooler and pull out a soggy PB&J and a bruised apple. Womp, womp, womp. Your perfect day went from a 10 to a 7. That seagull is eying your PB&J, and if he’s fast enough your day will become a 5. If you had gone to Island Deli, you would be unwrapping a huge and delightful sub and a side of spiraled pasta salad. Your day may have even elevated to an 11 (more than perfect).
Island Deli is nestled into Narragansett’s Point Judith, boasting a number of beaches and even a ferry dock to Block Island. In the spring and summer months Island Deli serves locals and tourists alike who need a hearty breakfast sandwich to start the day, or for a yummy beach sandwich for a sandy lunch. In the fall and winter months, Island Deli happily serves the students living near by from the University of Rhode Island (Go Rams). All year round, Island Deli is a fan favorite, and has given themselves a reputation of the best sandwiches “passed the tower” (maybe even in the other direction too?!).
As our buns hit the beach, we properly prepared with sodas, chips, and of course, a number of sandwiches. Honestly, sun bathing and body surfing can be exhausting. Having the essential snacks and lunch are crucial to having a good beach day. Let’s take a look at what we ate:
The Saint Somewhere: One of my favorites gracing the menu at Island Deli. This triple decker sandwich is stuffed with breaded chicken cutlet (I mean, the best way to eat chicken on a sandwich, let’s be real), bacon (enhances said delectable chicken), lettuce, tomato, avocado, caribbean mayo, and pickapeppa sauce. First off this sandwich is huge. Second of all, all those flavors and sauces combine to be a savory sandwich that makes you feel like you’re on vacation after the first bite.
The Cuban: Pork lovers rejoice! House pulled pork and salami. Swiss cheese, mustard and caribbean mayo. Of course, finished with sliced pickles and hot pressed to make a juicy, suckling sandwich.
The Schwabby: Grilled rye hugging turkey, roast beef, and corned beef. A meat tri-fecta! Melty provolone cheese and mustard. This guy is stacked and proud. There will be no rumbling stomachs with this sandwich around.
The Wicked Willow: One of Island Deli’s signature sandwiches. We all know that Willow Tree Chicken Salad is without-a-doubt the best chicken salad known to man. Island Deli saw that and decided to just amp it up to another level. They take WTCS and bundle it up in a wrap with tomato, muenster cheese, and bacon. To finish it off they throw it on a hot press and get that cheese all melty. I personally, have never had a WTCS, or regular chicken salad of this caliber anywhere else. It is by far my favorite!
All of these sandwiches and snacks made for an absolutely perfect afternoon on the beach. Some crispy/juicy pickle spears were the cherries on top of our sundae. But don’t get me wrong. While Island Deli makes for the most perfect addition to your beach day, they accommodate your needs with monster b-fast sandwiches (on XL English Muffins, they aint playin around), lunch, and they’re open until 7pm, so also dinner! Want to make everyone at work love you? Maybe you need to earn some brownie points with your coworkers after getting too rowdy after hours? Bring in an Island Deli sandwich platter (YES they cater) and trust me, you will be top dog. Problem solved! Being number one is the best.
So next time you’re in South County going to the beach (I mean come on, chances are you’re driving right by it!) or just in need of a grumbling tummy fix, Island Deli is your solution! Call in your orders ahead and they will be ready and waiting for you, for instant gratification. Nothin better, trust me!
These three cuties are hard working, adorable babes. And they’re sisters! So much love for them. Thank you babes!!!
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