Little Lucca’s named One of the Best Sandwich Deli’s in Bay Area by KQED

South San Francisco, CA   July 2, 2014

Well we all knew it and now our secret is out. KQED has named one of our local favorite shops as the Best Sandwich in the Bay Area. shares this write up on the KQED Bay Area Bites; A Guide to the Best Sandwiches in the Bay Area

O’Mara writes:

Sandwiches have been a staple of your diet since you were a kid and your mom was still cutting off the crust. But, these days there’s more options than ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. And, in the Bay Area those options pretty much cover anything you can put in between bread. Most of what you can put in a roll, it turns out, are high-quality delicious ingredients. So, stop packing a sad lunch and pick up a sandwich. The only problem is that even if you eat sandwiches everyday during your lunch hour, you’ll never taste all that the Bay has to offer.

Here are some of our favorite sandwiches in the Bay Area. Share your favorites in the comments and we’ll add them to the list. Just remember: these aren’t your mother’s sandwiches.

She continues on with listing many great places in the Bay Area along with great descriptions. This is what she had to say about our Little Lucca’s:

Photo: Jason Ku/Flickr

Photo: Jason Ku/Flickr

Little Lucca
724 El Camino Real, South San Francisco
(650) 589-8916
Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burlingame Shopping Plaza, Burlingame
(650) 697-8389
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Why? The sandwiches are huge and the choices are nearly unlimited, but the real reason the line is out the door is for the special sauces. Get anything that comes with the original garlic sauce. It changes a good sandwich into a great sandwich. You can also call ahead and pick-up if you don’t want to wait in line.

Be sure to check out her blog to see the other places she recommends in neighboring cities. Some great surprises await us all!


little lucca line out the door 795 likes Sept 2013 jpgIn September 2013 we happened to take a photo of Little Lucca’s on El Camino Real with that famous line out the door.  Nearly 800 folks agreed on this FB post!


A fun read can be found HERE in our archives as we asked folks who had the better sandwiches; Little Lucca’s or Darby Dan’s. Subculture is gaining by the day. We are lucky to have so many great places locally.

South City foodies are loyal over their favorite sandwich shop when over 160 people weighed in. Photo Justin Guzman

So what are you having for lunch today?

1 comment for “Little Lucca’s named One of the Best Sandwich Deli’s in Bay Area by KQED

  1. Donna Williams
    July 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    When your business is a family business and a labor of love, it comes across in the sandwiches!

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