Wild Thyme Deli, Marina

So far I've had this job for five and a half months. Not once have I gone down to the cafeteria and spent money on lunch. I bring food from home and if I ever forget a lunch (hasn't happened yet), I can just walk home and grab something. Super convenient! Not only have I successfully avoided the cafeteria, but I've also only ordered lunch ONE time from a restaurant. About a month or two ago some coworkers got Thai take out. Helloooo! I love Thai food. You all know that though. (cough::pumpkincurry::cough)

Last week Tyler mentioned that he and Peter went to Wild Thyme Deli (445 Reservation Road) in Marina. I had looked into eating there with Kyle a while back, but we decided to go to Tico's Breakfast and Lunch instead. Nevertheless, I thought Wild Thyme's website was done beautifully and that their menu merited a visit (eventually).

Today was the day. I woke up, got ready for work, and when I opened the door - wait for it - sunshine and warmth! :) At 8 am! That's when I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. Tyler and I phoned Wild Thyme (831-884-2414) and ordered our sandwiches. I struggled between the Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich and Turkey, Swiss, & Avocado Sandwich.

In the end I went with the Curried Chicken Salad ($7) off the "Cold" menu, which came with chutney, red onions, and tomato on sliced 3 Seed Whole Wheat Roll (more like a sub!). Tyler picked off of their "Hot" menu. He ordered Wild Thyme's Own Marinated Tri-Tip ($7), which came with provolone, grilled onions, horseradish, mustard, lettuce, and tomato, served hot on a sourdough roll, with optional jalapenos.

We drove the back way into Marina, behind CSUMB, and picked up our subs from the deli. It was so nice inside and out their little shop... Lots of people were outside eating yummy sandwiches, enjoying the sunshine under umbrella tables. FYI they serve Peet's Coffee inside.

Madonna and Ratatat accompanied us during the drive... I longed to stay outdoors a little longer, but I was also eager to eat my sandwich! The curried chicken was SO DELICIOUS. The flavors reminded me of Top Ramen haha.... My sandwich was NOTICEABLY heavier than Tyler's was, almost like a brick! Definitely recommend it if you are a hungry hippo. I splashed some Tapatio on mine, obviously.

Maybe I'll abandon my paper bag lunches a little bit more often :)


  1. remember you, me, and sarah were going to try this place...next time!

  2. I've wanted to try that place for like 6 years. I could have worked there one summer and ever since then... now after reading your post I will have to go!