Happy fourth birthday to Central Sandwich in McKinleyville!
Serving fresh, local bread every day from Vellutini bakery, Central Sandwich is McKinleyville’s friendly and conveniently located neighborhood sandwich shop. Open seven days a week from 10am-6pm (5pm on Sundays), Central Sandwich is a McKinleyville staple for a quick and delicious lunch.
Owner Larry Dern moved to Humboldt in 1978 from the Jersey Shore, “I worked at a couple Italian sub shops and pizzerias in New Jersey. Then I moved to California out of high school. I came to Humboldt to woodwork and went to school to be an industrial arts teacher but never did that. Instead my friend had a cabinet shop and so I ended up building custom furniture for 20 years.” Central Sandwich first opened their doors on November 2, 2008 and hasn’t stopped serving lunch since.
Central Sandwich offers three different sliced bread, 3 different rolls and four different wraps (including a gluten free rice wrap option). Whatever food is left over at the end of the day is donated to the local food bank down the street. Central Sandwich makes their own chipotle sauce, tuna salad and hummus. All of this comes complete with a nice selection of bottled beer.
Photography by Bob Doran