The People’s Deli Partner Brett Yamaoka (left) and employee Justin Goorabian craft an array of sandwiches at the Dana Point shop, including favorites such as The Cuban and “The Bird.” Photo: Alex Paris
The People’s Deli co-owner Brett Yamaoka (left) and employee Justin Goorabian craft an array of sandwiches at the Dana Point shop, including favorites such as The Cuban and “The Bird.” Photo: Alex Paris

By Katherine Nowicki

The People’s Deli
34320 Pacific Coast Highway
949.229.3354
www.thepeoplesdeli.com

The People’s Deli received a makeover four months after best friends (since the sixth grade) Dustin Licardo and Brett Yamaoka took over the business last July. Together Licardo and Yamaoka worked on remodeling the deli and altering the menu.

The People’s Deli co-owner Brett Yamaoka. Photo: Alex Paris
The People’s Deli co-owner Brett Yamaoka. Photo: Alex Paris

Last November, the People’s Deli launched six new signature sandwiches. The most popular of these is The Bird, a turkey sandwich with jalapeno corn relish and red peppers.

In addition to their devotion to quality food, The People’s Deli is also committed to community service in Dana Point.

“Our high quality ingredients, fresh food and concern for the community set us apart,” Licardo said. “Five percent of all our profits are donated directly to the community.”

Along with their signature and classic sandwich options, the deli offers hand crafted sodas and beer as well as sides such as coleslaw and salads.

The deli is open on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Bird sandwich at The People's Deli. Photo: Alex Paris
The Bird sandwich at The People’s Deli. Photo: Alex Paris
The Cuban sandwich at The People's Deli. Photo: Alex Paris
The Cuban sandwich at The People’s Deli. Photo: Alex Paris

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