• Yountville Deli, 6498 Washington Street, Yountville, CA www.yountvilledeli.com

It’s not a secret that Napa offers the most exquisite and sophisticated dining experiences, overwhelming a foodie with its brimming atlas of the finest restaurants.

When making a decision becomes baffling, simplicity is the right move and Yountville Deli is the place to go. In its own small way, this quick, cheap and easy going eatery retains the charm of the Valley, while providing a variety of specialty sandwiches that are hard to find elsewhere.

Sonoma Chicken

The Sonoma Chicken, a whole wheat panino with diced roasted chicken breast, grapes, pecans, celery, poppy seed dressing, avocado and lettuce is completely Napa style: elegant, unique, amazing.

The Rosa Reuben sandwich, with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Thousand Island dressing, interestingly matches the sweet, smoked flavor of hot pastrami to the pungent brown mustard’s sharpness.

Rosa Reuben

We utterly relished this delicious and substantial alternative to a regular meal. In a word: promoted!

It would have been better if… the chicken in the Sonoma had been hot.

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