The Cheese Shop on Avenida De La Playa, very close to La Jolla shores, is a landmark of a deli making super tasty sandwiches.  It’s all fresh here and the roasted pork loin is a favorite among beach goers and tourists who all flock here during the year, rain or shine.  I was introduced to their famous oatmeal cookies after competing in a swim meet at UCSD and gobbled the delicious gems down in no time.  John, the owner, has been making the well kept secret recipe for many years and all he will say is they have no flour or butter.  You’d never know it, they taste heavenly.

Besides the stuffed with goodness sandwiches served daily, there are rows of imported foods which are fun to explore from sweets to baked beans representing many different countries.  After 40 years, the hand made food and good service keeps bringing the loyal followers back to the cottage style deli time after time.

Delicious oatmeal cookies

Delicious oatmeal cookies

Cheese Shop

2165 Avenida De La Playa

La Jolla, Ca 92037  858.459.3921