The Skinny: Amongst all the craziness that Venice Beach brings, there lies a little corner deli…literally. Zelda’s is a small, hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop that sells amazing, cheap sandwiches. Some people even say it’s better than Bay Cities and I can see why. They use Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and delicious, fresh breads and range from $4-7. The sandwiches are served on either a 6” baguette or two slices of sourdough bread but they toast all their sandwiches so the cheese melts and all the flavors meld together. They also serve breakfast sandwiches and make their own soups, cookies AND mini-donuts. If you mention you found them on Yelp, they’ll give you a dozen for free with your order.
The High: The “Mr. Electric” sandwich is their shining star and it didn’t disappoint. It’s composed of just a few simple ingredients (turkey, crispy prosciutto, avocado, provolone cheese, pickled jalapeno, organic baby greens and sliced tomatoes on a baguette) but all of it combined made for a great sandwich.
My co-workers got the Cuban, Ham and Brie, Ham and Swiss, and the Turkey Melt with Tomato and Crispy Prosciutto and they all enjoyed their sandwiches.
The mini-donuts are DIVINE. They’re perfect little pillows of airy-goodness sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
The Low: They only have two sandwich presses so ordering more than one sandwich may take awhile.
They’re closed on Wednesdays.
Would you comeback? Hells yesss!! I can’t wait to go back and try their other creations.
More Info: www.zeldascorner.com | 9 Westminster Ave. Venice, CA 90291 | (310) 314-6458 | Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 9:30 am – 5 pm
– Nom Nom Bobbie