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D.Z. Akins

6930 Alvarado Rd., San Diego, CA - (619) 265-0218
Posted By Martin Kane on 1/14/2005 8:47:00 AM
Another great establishment we would never have found without Roadfood. This is a very authentic New York City-style delicatessan in the eastern part of San Diego (very easy on and off the 70th Street exit of I-8). The menu is enormous so you may want to take a quick look at their web site before you arrive. The soups are excellent. Strongly recommend the "Mish Mash" soup which includes a kreplach, matzo ball, noodles and carrots. The kreplach and matzo ball compare very favorably with anything back east. While they do not cure their own meats, the pastrami was acceptable. Potato pierogies were nicely cooked and had an excellent taste. The potato knish is a home made variety and tasty. The breads and pastries are all homemade and excellent. A large bakery is attached to the restaurant for all your take-home needs.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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One of the best corned beef sandwiches we've had in a long, long time: hot meat, fresh bread, snappy mustard. Perfection.
"One of the best corned beef sandwiches we've had in a long, long time: hot meat, fresh bread, snappy mustard. Perfection."
Michael Stern





Blintzes come four to an order with sour cream on the side.
"Blintzes come four to an order with sour cream on the side."
Michael Stern


According to the menu, this is 'Grandma Fay's' Matzoh Brei. We tip our hats with respect and admiration to Grandma Fay! (Those are apple sauce and sour cream in the background.)
"According to the menu, this is 'Grandma Fay's' Matzoh Brei. We tip our hats with respect and admiration to Grandma Fay! (Those are apple sauce and sour cream in the background.)"
Michael Stern


This close-up picture of the matzoh brei shows a perfect confluence of egg and matzoh that is the essence of the dish.
"This close-up picture of the matzoh brei shows a perfect confluence of egg and matzoh that is the essence of the dish."
Michael Stern


Some of the just-baked ryes and pumpernickles for sale on D.Z. Akins' shelves
"Some of the just-baked ryes and pumpernickles for sale on D.Z. Akins' shelves"
Michael Stern


These challahs have an eggy-yeasty aroma that is dizzying.
"These challahs have an eggy-yeasty aroma that is dizzying."
Michael Stern


D.Z. Akins is a huge establishment, the size of a whole small shopping center.
"D.Z. Akins is a huge establishment, the size of a whole small shopping center."
Michael Stern


We haven't yet tried any of these soups, but we'd bet they're very good. Note the celebrity 8x10 pictures on the wall. The interior is plastered with publicity photos from famous and not-so-famous friends of the house.
"We haven't yet tried any of these soups, but we'd bet they're very good. Note the celebrity 8x10 pictures on the wall. The interior is plastered with publicity photos from famous and not-so-famous friends of the house."
Michael Stern



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