It might just be impossible not to get anything you want when it comes to breakfast or lunch at the Sayville Sandwich shop.
Why? The , which is available to view under the photos attached to this article and on the store's , offers up over 30 specialty sandwich options, a kid’s menu, 15 different breads, including gluten free, and salads every which way one can think of a salad.
Operating on the north side of West Main Street, the Sayville Sandwich shop is a family-operated delicatessen that has expanded its offerings from the snack rack to operation hours since opening 17 months ago. It's now open seven days a week including Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We’ve expanded everything in the past year,” said owner Joe Mesi, during a pre-lunch rush interview today.
The menu options have been increased from breakfast choices (six egg sandwich choices, queseadilla and burrito specials and even a healthy egg white choice), to tossed or chopped salads, six sandwich salads, hot paninis to over 40 specialty sandwiches that come with a side of potato or macaroni salad or slaw.
The deli’s fan base has grown right along with the menu and it’s rare not to find at least one or two customers putting in an order at any time of the day. It's likely why the shop won Patch's Readers' Choice award this Spring.
And customers, no matter what the order, don't wait long for their food.
“We’ve got a lot of help behind the counter so there’s no wait and you’re in and out,” Mesi said, in between giving big hellos to customers he clearly knows well, including a trio of Sayville football players who stopped in around 11 a.m. after getting fitted for this season’s uniforms.
“I know everyone who comes in and we have a lot of kids, all the teams come in,” said Mesi, who owned and operated a bagel shop in Lindenhurst for 25 years before opening the Sayville deli.
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No surprise why given the food and drink options of Boar’s Head cold cuts and apparently very popular breakfast sandwiches with the pre-teen and teen crowd.
Even his oldest son, eight-year-old Anthony, who works several days at the deli, was hungry and trying to figure out his order before the lunch crowd hit hard. And even he was having a hard time trying to figure out what exactly to have.
“I want food,” he said with a shy smile when asked what he wanted.