Erik’s DeliCafé: A Healthy Deli with a Side of Fun

What do we enjoy more than a deli? A healthy deli with creativity and a sense of humor, like Erik’s DeliCafé in the San Francisco Bay area. Anyone can put a ham and rye or turkey on sourdough on the menu, but a Raging Bull Sandwich? Really, Erik’s DeliCafé had us at REO Speedwagon Sandwich.

Erik’s DeliCafé is all about serving a healthy alternative with homemade soups, salads and sandwiches, and they’ve been doing it for over 40 years with flavor and fun. Next time you’re in the area, stop in for one of these dietitian-recommended picks at Erik’s DeliCafé:

Raging Bull Sandwich
Add some heat to your meal with this sandwich. Roast beef, mild green chili peppers and pepper Jack cheese are stacked on a peppered onion roll, heated then topped with Erik’s “Secret Goo,” red onions, tomatoes and sprouts.

REO Speedwagon Sandwich
“Don’t Let Him Go” says it all. This sandwich is piled high on a sliced sourdough with smoked ham, turkey breast, Monterey Jack cheese, Erik’s “Secret Goo,” red onions, tomatoes and sprouts.

Chicken Gorgonzola Salad (Special Request)
Enjoy every serving of your daily veggies with this salad. Grilled chicken breast, gorgonzola cheese and craisins are served on a fresh garden salad mix and then topped with crunchy honey maple walnuts. Don’t forget to ask for the dressing on the side (it’s not included in the nutrition information). Each tablespoon will add 20 calories, 0 g fat, and 200 mg sodium.


“Texas Jailhouse” Chili®, Bowl (9 oz.)
What could be better on a cold San Francisco day than hot soup or chili? This “Texas style” chili is cooked with lean ground beef, tomatoes, garlic, chopped onion, green bells and kidney beans, then spiced with cumin, cracked black pepper, chili powder, bay leaf and oregano.


What’s your favorite Healthy Dining pick at Erik’s DeliCafé?