The Elk Store is not just a deli but also a grocery and a general store, selling lots of specialty and locally made goods. The old building has a good selection of meats, cheeses and breads some ready made into sandwiches which they will heat for you. Filled with charm and a creaky old floor it is fun to browse around while you’re waiting for your order to be filled. Near the cash register the 2 menu boards hang overhead and the counter on the opposite side holds the ingredients and heating area. Other parts of the store have fresh produce, wines, dry goods, beans, teas and a surprising selection of things. The people were all very friendly and I’d go if you’re in the area. Such a unique little place and the sandwiches have good ingredients.
The Norcal contained roasted turkey, avocado, tomatoes, spring mix and jack cheese with Mendo mix (Mendocino mustard and mayo) on a ten grain sandwich bread. This was a room temperature sandwich and while it had quality ingredients it needed a spark. The bread was soft and fresh. It was very edible it was a bit dull.
The Grinder contained smoked ham, soppressata, pepperoncini, tomato, red onion, and provolone with an oil and vinegar dressing on a ciabatta bun. This one was heated, probably in a press, as the bread got toasty but unfortunately, the cheese melted out of the sandwich onto the wrapper. I loved the seasonings and flavors but this one was a mess to eat.