Best Deli Review
On 10/12/15, my kids and I went with my parents to Katella Deli-Restaurant (located at 4470 Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos, CA.) This deli has a very extensive menu and serves an amazing matzoh ball soup, creamed herring, pastrami, and many other items I have come to expect from a true Jewish deli.
The facility is very large and includes a bar. They are open seven days a week. I have yet to find an amazing Jewish style deli in San Diego County, so I am recommending Katella if you are ever in the Los Alamitos/Long Beach area.
Mind you, the BEST Jewish deli is hands down Canters Deli (located at 419 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles and is open 24 hours). I grew up going to Canters and my parents went there long before I ever came along. Canter's has been open since 1931. But here I am, getting away from my Katella review.
Upon entering the Katella Deli and veering to the right, you cannot miss the incredible bakery. They also sell lox, creamed and pickled herring, fresh baked breads, challah, bagels, cakes, pastries, cookies, salads, pickles and many other items. They also sell a variety of flavored bagel chips. As you can see by the pictures below, making a decision on what to take home or order at the table can be quite daunting.
So many yummy things to choose from. The staff are super nice, courteous, from the person greeting you as you walk in to all the wait staff and other workers.
They also make amazing cakes. The next set of pictures are all cakes!
And they even got into the Halloween spirit with some cool cakes:
The kids (all adults) went gaga over the pickles which are delivered to the table at no extra charge. The food is plentiful and all of us needed ‘to-go’ boxes. The sandwiches are not nearly as big as those from Canter's, but they are wonderful and you have your choice of breads and sides.
Not on the menu is a half sandwich. This paired with a bowl of matzoh ball soup is the perfect meal. Their salads are quite large. The family ordered a side of onion rings which they felt were excellent.
Here is my son's Italian sandwich which he ordered with a side of pasta salad:
All in all, the Katella Deli is a winner all around. If you are on your way someplace in the area, picking up goodies to take to your destination will put a smile on everyone's face.
But if you are headed to Los Angeles, make sure you stop at Canter's Deli for an authentic eating experience.