Reader recommendation requests: 2 new ones

FOOD: A simple question from a WSB reader — “is there ANY PLACE to get a GREAT sandwich around here?”

HOUSECLEANING: Another reader would love your recommendations for “good, reasonably priced” maid or housecleaning service in WS.

Don’t forget, you can check out all previous “reader recommendation” posts and replies here (reachable any time from the CATEGORIES list on the right side of the page.) We’re expanding that category by adding some popular past posts such as the now-famous “WS dishes to die for.”

44 Replies to "Reader recommendation requests: 2 new ones"

  • Bill September 10, 2007 (6:12 pm)

    I really like the fresh-made sandwiches at the deli/convenience store on the corner of 35th and Webster. Not gourmet, but very tasty and fresh.

  • capriquarious September 10, 2007 (6:50 pm)

    It’d hard to beat the sandwiches at Bakery Noveau on Cali. I had a turkey and havarti croissant sandwich a couple of days ago…yum!

  • matthew September 10, 2007 (7:03 pm)

    the b.l.a.t. at west 5
    and the tuna melt at skylark are my two faves.

  • Danno September 10, 2007 (7:04 pm)



  • bbilly September 10, 2007 (7:09 pm)

    mmmmm…the sandwiches at Bubbles on Delridge are delicious. Fresh dakon, bbq, cilantro, peppers, mmmmmm

  • Venkat September 10, 2007 (7:23 pm)

    Husky, of course. Out of respect, if anything.

    I think Amanda’s Maid Service was pretty high quality. She comes up near first on a google search for West Seattle Maid.

  • Velvet Bulldog September 10, 2007 (7:24 pm)

    Re: Housecleaning. I’ve been very happy with a service called “Silly Sisters” that I learned about via a recommendation on Angie’s List. The owner is Jessie Jones and the number is 206.367.0375. She tends to hire musicians and actors who need daytime work. She’s very open to feedback and the one time I had a concern, she took care of it immediately. She comes to your home to give you an estimate and is incredibly reasonable.

    Re: Sandwiches. Does anyone miss the Liberty Deli on Alki as much as I do???

  • thatgirl September 10, 2007 (7:37 pm)

    the sub shop in westwood village is really good. there’s also a sandwich shop on cali – i think it’s sub shop #9 that’s pretty good as well.

  • Elliott September 10, 2007 (8:09 pm)

    Sub Shop #9 north of the morgan junction! But all the other suggestions are good too.

  • quiz September 10, 2007 (8:11 pm)

    husky and sub shop #9 at the corner of cali and graham are tops.

  • The House September 10, 2007 (8:46 pm)

    Husky Deli #1.

    Despite what thatgirl states above, the Sub Shop at Westwood Village tastes good if you can stand the worse service in the world. I still question their hiring practices. They seem to employ the laziest, sluggish kids in West Seattle.

    If the owner reads this…I’d love to tell you my experiences!

  • hello insomnia September 10, 2007 (8:50 pm)

    I don’t know if the reader cares for a chicken salad sandwiches, but the best one I’ve ever had was at the Delridge Deli Mart right next to Uptown Espresso. Always very generous portions.

  • k September 10, 2007 (8:50 pm)

    Eats at Westwood Village has a great Ruben. (but I hate the sub shop there)
    Husky Deli’s Artichoke Turkey with Herbed Cream Cheese is one of my favorites.
    Circa has a great Chicken on Rosemary Bread with Tapenade that nearly brings tears to my eyes it is so yummy.

  • Jen V. September 10, 2007 (9:00 pm)

    The little mini-mart on the corner of 35th and Barton makes a great BLT.

  • Wes September 10, 2007 (9:19 pm)

    Husky’s Deli. The only place I have ever really cared for in this department.

  • Keith September 10, 2007 (9:21 pm)

    I’d have to echo Venkat’s vote for Husky Deli “out of respect.” I love that place and their sandwiches hit the spot… but they don’t really blow me away. I do love their reasonable pricing because I hate paying 8 bucks or more for just for meat and cheese on bread, like at the overpriced Capers or Great Harvest.

    I like the salmon sandwich at Rocksport, which is 10 bucks but comes with salad or fries and is totally worth it, IMO. I’m curious to check out the Delridge Mini Mart, especially after discovering its forum on MySpace (!):

  • TD September 10, 2007 (10:14 pm)

    Huskys needs a cleaning – the floors are so dirty and it always seems “so gross” in there- been in the bathroom in back? – if they gave the entire place an over-haul and cleaned the floors, rugs, and re-did the eating area – they would have a gold mine on their hands. Jack – listen up! Time to clean up the ol family place…

  • Kathy September 10, 2007 (10:32 pm)

    The French Dip on the Blackbird lunch menu is great! I also like the pesto chicken sandwich at Capers…

  • T September 10, 2007 (10:38 pm)

    I do love the ice cream and sandwiches at Huskey’s. Once before leaving on a morning flight I had Huskey’s make up 4 turkey sandwiches for our lunch on the fly. They wrapped the lettuce and tomato separately so that the bread didn’t get soggy. We were the envy of the entire airplane. I’m afraid I must agree with TD though, the bathroom is icky and the place needs major overall cleaning and updating.

  • Jan September 11, 2007 (12:04 am)

    Keith…I checked out the pictures on the Delridge Minimart MySpace. So…there’s a picture of a menu…and the last 2 items have “piqued” my curiosity. The nutritious beef dish..well, am I reading that right? And…pigeon? hmmmm

    Bill…I call the little deli at 35th and Webster the “cow deli”…I’ve always loved their tuna on rye…big sandwiches for not a lot of money…

  • A September 11, 2007 (1:08 am)

    when I was a kid we had a butcher’s in our town where they made “deli sandwiches” at the back counter. Fresh meat, cheese and veggies on homemade bread with a pickle and chips for a couple bucks. Sandwich was 2 meals’ worth. To find a place here that has old-school style deli sandwiches has been a goal of mine for over ten years. Still haven’t found one. Cat’s Eye was good much of the time, but wasn’t particularly consistent.

  • Gina September 11, 2007 (7:28 am)

    Sub Shop (California Ave one, only) and the pre-wrapped sandwiches at Met Market.

  • Kayleigh September 11, 2007 (7:41 am)

    We go to Zatz and get big bagel sandwiches. Always fresh and delicious.

  • k September 11, 2007 (7:42 am)

    the hand cut prime rib sandwich at metropolitan market is sinful. pricey, yes, but so yummy! treat yourself!

  • WSG September 11, 2007 (8:20 am)

    Huskies – but they need an overhaul!!! The line to order and pick up is always confusing. Numerous times I’ve been standing there for a minute before anyone will look at me and they are just talking to eachother not working!

    That place needs some customer service work. (and a good scrubbing!)

  • Bayou September 11, 2007 (8:20 am)

    I really like the turkey and havarti at Alki Bakery but I will have to try the closer to home option of Bakery Noveau. Plus, any excuse to have another raspberry mousse is a good one! Mmmmm

  • nic September 11, 2007 (9:05 am)

    Sub Shop #9 on Cali and Graham. They slice the meat and cheese on the spot. It’s always busy, so you know everything is fresh.
    If you’re up for it, I recommend geting the full boat to split (or the half size) with everything on it. We even ask for them to briefly heat it in the microwave, which makes it just that much more delicious.

  • Teresa Prescott September 11, 2007 (10:10 am)

    Morgan Thriftway makes great sandwiches. And beleive it or not, the Subway across the street is the only one I will east at.

    Westwood Sub Shop is filthy, take a look at the pop machine the next time you are there. Nasty!

  • Jumbojim September 11, 2007 (10:56 am)

    As a transplant from the Green lake area I had to try Husky Deli after hearing such good things. In my two visits so far I’ve been underwhelmed. No big problems, I just thought the sandwiches, esp. the bread, weren’t all that tasty.

    I’ll go back (if its clean), but maybe after I try some of the other spots mentioned here.

  • Tish September 11, 2007 (11:49 am)

    I suggest giving Husky Deli another try. Their chicken pesto pannini is to die for! Also, I recommend checking out the sandwhiches at Bakery Nouveu (sp?). Though they are a little pricey ($6) I’ve never had one I didn’t like.

    PS. I’m the one that asked about a good housekeeper. Seriously–if anyone has any good tips, please let me know. My roommate and I are swamped work-wise and are desperately looking for someone who doesn’t suck!

  • Kate September 11, 2007 (12:53 pm)

    Where is west Seattle can you get a GREAT reuben?

  • WSB September 11, 2007 (1:15 pm)

    The Reuben sandwich fans at our house vouch for Skylark, West 5, and Eats Market. Caveat, none consumed in the past couple weeks, you never know when menus change, call before you go, etc. etc.

  • Jen V. September 11, 2007 (1:23 pm)

    Elliot Bay Brew Pub has the best Reuben sandwich hands down. Get it with a side of horseradish. heaven!

  • Ron Burgundy September 11, 2007 (3:54 pm)

    For those of you who were around in the days of Hoagies Corner (now the mini mart on the corner of 35th and Barton) can still enjoy the Cheesy British at the same location with the special “mamu” sauce.

  • Gina September 11, 2007 (4:30 pm)

    I know it’s a little far south – but – Geno’s on Ambaum and 116th has THE BEST homemade breads that they use for their sandwiches. If you want to venture down towards White Center, it’s worth the trek.

  • LM September 11, 2007 (4:50 pm)

    how is it that only a few of you mentioned eats market in westwood village? everything there is fresh and delicious and their sandwiches are totally top notch. definitely the best reuben and grilled cheese this side of the rockies.

  • Rob September 11, 2007 (6:14 pm)

    I agree that the Husky Deli sandwiches aren’t GREAT but I’ve lived in Seattle for 35 years and I can’t think of one place that DOES have great sandwiches. You gotta go to the east coast for that! Fact is, Husky’s sandwiches are pretty good and you cannot beat their prices. I recommend the Southwest Chicken grilled panini. Less than 4 bucks for a half! Plus, Husky has so much character going for it!

  • The House September 11, 2007 (8:26 pm)

    Eats in Westwood Village does have great Reubens!! Highly reccomend them.

  • Stu September 12, 2007 (11:12 am)

    Morgan Thriftway is a little know gem for sandwiches. They will make them however you want, they use Boarshead meat, and they will grill them for you. They are also pretty inexpensive, and big. I would pick them over Husky Deli.

    Ron Burgundy, Thanks for the tip about the old Hoagies corner. I have been wondering about that place, since it looks like the Hoagies Corner I used to eat at near the U Village. I lived on their British Sub’s while living in the UW Dorms. I will go this week :-)

  • MargL September 12, 2007 (3:18 pm)

    Stay away from the pre-packaged hoagies at Morgan Thriftway deli. They taste like old lettuce and the plastic wrap they are wrapped in.

  • Kate September 13, 2007 (11:30 am)

    Ok now I am looking for a philly cheesesteak sandwich! Anyone got some recommendations?

  • TeaLady September 13, 2007 (11:42 am)

    I’m from back east and have never found a good cheesesteak anywhere on the west coast. Everyone seems to want to put mayo on everything. Same with italian subs. Weird. I’d LOVE a recommendation for that too!

  • Jan September 13, 2007 (7:08 pm)

    teaLady, I’m with you…the first time I went somewhere here for a sub and they asked if I wanted mayo and mustard, I asked if they were crazy – lol. I have never been to Philadelphia Fevre on Madison a little past 23rd on Cap Hill/ CD…I’ve heard that they’re not too bad there…and…they have imported scrapple from PA, and Tastykakes…

  • misty September 13, 2007 (10:23 pm)

    Kate — my husband and I are from New England and he swears by the cheesesteaks at Tat’s in Pioneer Square. It’s as close as you’re gonna get to the real thing…..

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