While driving though the San Geronimo Valley, all you can see is pastureland, trees and very few houses. Trying to find a place to eat can prove to be difficult. As all the locals know, one of the best places to eat in the valley is the Woodacre Country Market & Deli. If you enjoy delicious sandwiches, creamy milkshakes and a variety of snacks, then this is the place for you.
Located in quaint, rustic Woodacre, this deli provides groceries for residents and lunches for those driving through on their way to Point Reyes, Stinson Beach or the hidden town of Bolinas. The Deli is clean, well organized and has abundance of small town charm. On a sunny day, costumers can take advantage of the tables and umbrellas located right outside. After eating, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through a horse ranch conveniently located across the street. There are a wide variety of sandwiches to fit your individual taste buds. I often order a grilled cheese sandwich and a chocolate milkshake, and I highly recommend it! Not only does this deli make delicious soups and sandwiches, it also provides grocery essentials like milk, eggs and other baking supplies. The staff of the deli is known for their warm smiles and fast service. The deli is not cheap and one sandwich will cost you about $7. However, these delicious sandwiches are worth the price. Another great amenity of the Woodacre Deli is the weekly BBQ. Every Thursday evening a BBQ is held outside of the deli, where you can order everything from a burger to grilled chicken. The BBQ is a great way to interact with your neighbors and become involved in the community.
Finding this wonderful deli is part of the adventure. It is located about 45 minutes from San Francisco and is somewhat hard to find if you don’t know the area. If you are coming from San Francisco take, 101 North for about 20 minutes to the Central San Rafael exit. Make a left turn onto 3rd street, and follow it through San Rafael, past Miracle Mile. This road then leads you into San Anselmo, where it merges into Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard west through San Anselmo and Fairfax for about 15 minutes. The road will continue past Lefty Gomez Field and up and over White’s Hill. Once over White’s Hill you will see a pasture of cows. Take the first left into Woodacre, which Is San Geronimo Valley Drive, and follow it through the groves of redwood trees. Once out of the trees, you will see a sign that says “Woodacre” as well as a “Y” in the road. Veer right when you hit the “Y” and directly on your left will be the Woodacre Country Deli.
Whether you live in the Valley, or are coming from over the hill, the Woodacre Country Markey & Deli is a great stop for anyone looking for fantastic food. This is a worthwhile stop on your way out west with friends or family. You will never be disappointed in your selection and will always be welcomed by a friendly staff.