I stopped by Gus’s Grocery in San Luis Obispo, California, on my way up to San Francisco a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed my experience there. Gus’s is a casual little place where you fill out a checklist to place your sandwich order, and you can either take your sandwich to go or eat it outside in the sunshine on their simple patio. It didn’t seem like anything special, but their ingredients were fresh and they had a good amount of variety — two of the most important things in a deli, in my opinion. I had no problem ordering a vegetarian sandwich; some delis will charge you meat-sandwich prices even when you don’t get the meat, which can be really annoying when a sandwich is running you close to $10, but Gus’s not only didn’t charge me meat-sandwich prices but they also didn’t charge me for the avocado. I love it when places count the avocado as the meat instead of charging you meat prices and adding a fee for the avocado on top of that. So yeah, I loved Gus’s. The atmosphere was super low-key, and the staff was friendly and funny. Their service was really quick, too — we had 4 people in our party, and we all got our food really quickly. It’s not fancy, but it sure is delicious!