If you live in SD or know someone that does, you’ve probably heard of D.Z. Akins.
And if you haven’t, well, consider your life blessed after reading this.
D.Z. (as the locals like to call it) is a Jewish bakery, deli and restaurant. It’s got all the Jewish classics: Cheese blintzes, lox, borscht, latkes, chopped liver, potato knishes. They make their own pastrami and corned beef hash. Their matzo ball soup is extremely comforting.
We went for breakfast and unfortunately, our variety wasn’t very…varietal. Three of us had the Avocado Mushroom and Jack Cheese Omelet with their homefries (which are, by the way, the best homefries you will ever taste. In your entire life. Seriously.)
See that big bulge under the cheese? That’s 3/4 of an avocado. Oh yeah, D.Z. is giving Denny’s and IHOP a run for their money.
I wish I would’ve had the common sense to take a picture of the outside, but my grumbling stomach and the smell of freshly-baked rugelach distracted me. If you happen to visit D.Z. Akins, you’ll understand this type of diversion and completely forgive me for being an airhead. Here’s a picture of me and my SO instead.
Another great thing about this place? They’ve got unlimited homemade pickles waiting at the table for you. WAITING. To be eaten. By you. For free. Sprinkle some salt on those suckers and go to town while you wait for your feast.
If you go to D.Z. (and you will), get a garlic bagel with your meal, with schmear of course, and buy a treat or two from the bakery when you check out. Then come comment on here and thank me for being thankful for this Jewish establishment in the heart of San Diego.
D.Z. Akins is located at 6930 Alvarado Rd., right next to an audio book store. It’s huge. You can’t miss it. Thanks, D.Z. for churning out awesome homemade food that satisfies my belly. You are the reason I love food so much.