Eating & Adventure Crave: Lucca Delicatessen sandwiches brought on a hike to The Tourist Club
Sandwiches deserve a certain unparalleled respect compared to other lunch (or dinner) options. So many food groups packed into such a fantastic
little package. Extra bonus points for being the perfect, portable lunch option that will take any weekend excursion to the next level with little effort.
For this past Sunday’s weekend adventure my friends and I chose to make the trek to the much-whispered-about Tourist Club. For those that don’t know, the Tourist Club is a magical place in the mountains of Mill Valley across the Golden Gate Bridge where beer flows freely and games are played aplenty. Seriously.
The natural food companion to such an adventure would, of course, be a sandwich. The club offers limited food options so plan to bring your own provisions.
With those details in mind, we decided on our pre-adventure pit stop: Lucca Delicatessen.
The shop has that family-owned and run, old school deli vibe. Several employees are putting together sandwiches at a moderate pace, placing care into assembling together an assortment of sandwich toppings for each.
You’ll most likely endure a wait no matter what time you go, but you can spend your time browsing the wines, cheeses and other goodies that envelop the shop walls.
My go-to sandwich here is Sandwich #2 – ham, jack cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, and tomato on Dutch Crunch. With a HUGE side pickle. And potato salad. Yes, yes and yes.
After gathering our fabulous sandwiches and sides we somehow held ourselves back from devouring them during the drive out to the Tourist Club. If you plan on doing the same adventure, make sure 1) the Tourist Club is open to visitors and 2) prepare yourself for a 5 minute hike, 20 minute hike or 45 minute hike (with stairs) depending on where you park and enter from. We opted for the 45 minute hike making us salivate that much more for our sandos.
Finally there we were able to enjoy several games of Battleship, beers and our delicious Lucca sandwiches.
Not a bad Sunday, not a bad Sunday at all.