Restaurant of the Moment: DZ Akin’s

DZ Akin’s

6930 Alvarado Road, San Diego CA 92120


DZ Akin’s is family-owned and managed and it shows. The quality of their food products is superior in taste and texture.


The fresh baked breads make the sandwiches a standout, particularly where the challah is involved. The meats taste fresh, without the tang of artificial preservatives that tends to mar other lunch meats. And the meats aren’t salted to within an inch of their life, either. It’s just food the way that food is supposed to taste.

They’re known for their Reuben in particular, as well as the corned beef sandwich and their ethnic foods like knishes, latkes, matzo ball soup, and more.

No trip to DZ Akin’s is complete without a sampling of their pastries and cookies. They’re all delicious, especially the cookies, which are downright addicting. You can’t just eat one. Or three.

The deli menu and bakery options are extensive– you can come back over and over and still not scratch the surface of all they offer.


The portions are also huge, giving you a lot of food for the price. Most dishes here can be easily shared by two adults and no one will walk away hungry.

If you’re looking for something family-owned, authentically San Diego, and downright good, make a stop at DZ Akin’s.

Community Focal Point: DZ Akin’s

Community Focal Point: DZ Akin’s

6930 Alvarado Rd.
San Diego, California 92120

In an age where you can pick up a quick sandwich at a chain like subway or simply make it home, what sustains the appeal of a deli?

It’s simple: Good taste, fresh products, great price, and service you can count on.

That’s DZ Akin’s.

A San Diego landmark since 1980, the success of DZ Akin’s has proven San Diego’s need for a good-quality, authentic New York deli. And if you provide, they will come. DZ Akin’s has expanded five times since it opened over thirty years ago.


Open every day of the week from 7am on, they serve an extensive list of sandwiches, bakery products, and ethnic specialties like cheese blintzes, lox, borscht, and more. In return for providing great food, this deli has built up an extensive and loyal customer base. If you’ve never been to DZ Akin’s, you need to go see what the fuss is all about.

It’s about a difference you can taste: there’s simply no substitute for home-cooked, fresh food, full of quality ingredients. In addition to all those sandwiches, they also serve dinner and breakfast entrees like skirt steak and waffles. Indulge in a malt, milkshake, or float. You need only glance at the menu to realize you could easily eat here every day and STILL try something new.

If you’re a particularly fan of Jewish and/or Eastern European specialties, you need to visit this deli. The challah is out of this world. They have an extensive array of all your favorite comfort foods like mahtzo ball soup, tongue, latkes, potato knish, chubbs, pirogen, and kreplach soup.

A truly family-owned business, not only are the owners and staff friendly, there’s a real sense of community here that’s missing from your average deli.


DZ Akin’s frequently offers discounts through Groupon, Yelp, and/or Living Social, so be sure to be on the lookout!