A recent excerpt from our friends at the Sanibel-Captiva Islander; article written by Tiffany Repecki.
When Jeff Weigel sold his family-style American restaurant in Syracuse, New York, and relocated to the islands over a decade ago, he never envisioned that he would get back into the business.
“I had no intent of doing this,” the owner of the Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory said.
Last month, the deli marked its 10-year anniversary of serving up healthy comfort food at a price residents, island workers and visiting families can afford.
With a menu featuring breakfast sandwiches and bagels, to lunch items like sandwiches, paninis and subs, soups and salads, even pizza and wings, there is something for everyone and every budget.
He noted that one key to his eatery is everything is homemade. The menu also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options for those interested.
One big seller is his breakfast sandwiches, which are made in true New York deli-style.
“Right down to the attitude,” Weigel said with a grin.
The menu is reflective of the lighthearted humorous atmosphere that can be found at the deli, with sandwiches named after regulars because it is their favorite and even subtle little jabs for a joke.
“We’ve been known to pick on our customers,” he laughed. “We’ve been so lucky the community has supported us so much. We really appreciate it, and they make it fun.”
The Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory is open Monday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Sunday, Weigel is set up at the Sanibel Farmers Market.
For more information, call 239-472-2555 or visit sanibeldeli.com. Better yet, stop by in person at 2330 Palm Ridge Road.