Some so-called delis don’t really offer much. They just put some piece of meat between two pieces of bread, put in some mayo and mustard, and they then have the gall to call that a sandwich. And then there’s Safeway, which actually cares about how they prepare your sandwich.
It all started way back in 1915. A grocer named Skaggs in American Falls, Idaho focused on giving his customers a lot of value for their money, even though that left only a very small profit margin for him. But that kind of thinking was very popular among consumers, and that allowed him to open as many as 428 Skaggs stores in 10 states.
In 1926, he merged with Safeway Stores and incorporated the new company as Safeway, Inc. He then put the “safe” in Safeway by putting in “sell by” dates in perishable items and also by printing the nutritional info on the labels. His stores even featured parking lots too.
Nowadays, about 1,300 Safeway Delis can be found all over the country and that includes Alaska and Hawaii.
Below are the latest Safeway Deli menu prices.
Fresh Meat Produce
|Extra Meaty Pork Loin Back Ribs||$3.99/lb|
|Honeysuckle Whole White Turkey Breast||$1.99/lb|
|USDA Choice Beef Boneless Top Loin New York Strip Steak||$7.99/lb|
|Hormel Bacon or Jimmy Dean Sausage||$4.99/ea.|
|Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies (2)||$7.00|
|Green, Red, Orange, or Yellow Bell Peppers (10)||$10.00|
|Large Navel, Cara Oranges or Minnesota Tangelos||$1.49/lb|
|Tomatoes on the Vine||$2.99/lb|
|Safeway Farms or Fresh Express Salad Blend (2)||$5.00|
|Large Yellow Peaches||$3.99/lb|
|Snack Artist Roasted Pistachios with Sea Salt||$5.00|
|Deli Counter Salad||$3.99/ea.|
|Signature Cafe Cheese Pizza||$5.00/ea.|
|All American Sub Sandwich||$5.00/ea.|
|Open Nature Pita Chips||$5.00/ea.|
Specialty Sandwiches Galore
Find any typical Safeway Deli in your neighborhood, and it’s a good bet that you’ll find some long lines during the weekday lunch hour. Probably not all of the customers (okay, maybe only a few) know of the history of Safeway, but they do know enough of its history that they realize that the prices are reasonable while the sandwiches are quite tasty. The bang for the buck value is tremendous.
Let’s start with the Specialty sandwiches. The hot sandwiches here include the Chicken Artichoke, the Smoked Turkey Chipotle (turkey plus bacon), and the Philly Cheesesteak (with roast beef) all on soft roll. Meanwhile, you also have the Turkey Pesto Avocado and the Chicken Bacon Avocado all on Focaccia bread.
For cold sandwiches, you have the Italian (salami and prosciutto) and Turkey bacon Avocado on sourdough roll. For All Meat on sliced white bread you have roast beef, salami, turkey, and ham.
Chances are that the line forms for Safeway sandwiches every morning too. Who says you can’t greet the morning properly with a nice delicious meal on the go? Your options include egg and cheese, egg and cheese with bacon, egg and cheese with sausage, and egg and cheese with ham. If you want, you can replace the egg with just egg whites, at no additional charge.
The breakfast sandwiches are available from 6 am to 11 am, so you may want to buy your sandwich early if you want to eat it for your lunch instead.
So what makes the Safeway Sandwiches so darn delicious? There are several reasons for that.
There’s the bread, which is baked fresh every day. Your options include plain or cheddar soft roll, sourdough roll, focaccia, or sliced wheat, white, or 7-grain bread.
You also get premium slices of meat. The meat varieties include pastrami, salami, grilled chicken, ham, turkey, roast beef, tuna salad, or good ol’ BLT. The cheeses are premium too, and they include Havarti, Swiss, marinated mozzarella, Pepper Jack, provolone, cheddar, and American cheese.
All the sandwiches contain fresh cheese, along with slices of tomato, onions, lettuce, pickles, pepperoncini, mustard, and mayonnaise. If you want, you can get extra meat or cheese, or you can get bacon or avocado.
Now just because Safeway offers delicious sandwiches for office workers on their break doesn’t mean that sandwiches are all they do. Of course not.
You can also pick a Big Value Meal too, especially if you’re in group of family and friends and all of you want to share a meal together. First you can choose an entrée, which can be meatloaf, 8 pieces of baked or fried chicken, or rotisserie chicken that’s guaranteed hot when you get it) or else you get it for free.
Then you can get a pound of salad (macaroni, potato, deviled egg potato salad, or cole slaw), and a choice between Asiago creamed spinach, mac n cheese, broccoli cheddar au gratin, and creamy or loaded mashed potatoes.
For a little more money, you can also get a 2-liter bottle of soda (Pepsi or Coke) or 4 King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls or selected French bread.
For real parties, there are numerous trays of party treats sure to enthrall your guests. You’ve got the Primo Taglio tray with turkey breast, roast beef, and Black forest ham along with some cheeses, tomatoes, lettuce, and black olives. Other trays include an assortment of easy to eat pita sandwiches, garden veggies with hummus, All Rolled Up (lots of rolls), mini croissants, and the ever popular Chicken Snack Attack Tray.
And if all these aren’t enough, you can also get custom cakes, gourmet cupcakes, and freshly baked cookies.
All in all, every meal can seem like a party, even with just a simple sandwich in the morning. That’s because with Safeway, no sandwich is ever really simple.
For more information about Safeway Deli prices, visit their official website.