To say that the nickname “The Sandwich Nazi” doesn’t really suit owner Salam Kahil is a loaded statement. The “Nazi” part is in reference to the Soup Nazi character from the 90’s sitcom Seinfeld and was most likely given to Salam due to the sign on the door that says something to the effect of if you don’t have a sense of humor please go somewhere else. I guess that might seem similar to the Soup Nazi’s strict ordering system but once inside La Charcuterie Salam couldn’t be farther from the classic TV character.
The sign is, however, very accurate. If you don’t like swearing or dirty talk bordering on the incredibly uncomfortable then stay away, but if you find sex jokes and Salam telling you the he loves you full time amusing, and if you want the best sandwich in town then the Sandwich Nazi is going to become your best friend. Located at 19080-96th Avenue Unit 8 in Surrey’s Port Kells neighborhood there is nothing for miles in any direction that comes anywhere close to being as awesome as the sandwiches Salam makes. Surrounded by industrial buildings as far as the eye can see the only other food choices are a couple of pubs with food that’s average and some fast food joints which makes La Charcuterie a food oasis in a desert of mediocrity.
This may be the biggest sandwich I have ever seen. It’s definitely the biggest sandwich I’ve ever eaten, and it’s not just big it’s awesome. There is a menu on the wall but I don’t know anyone who orders from it, Salam simply creates for you whatever you would like and when he’s done you are given a sandwich measured in pounds and almost as tall as a pop can. To finish one of these sandwiches is a feat in itself and you probably won’t need to eat for the rest of the day. My sandwich had ham, salami, smoked meat and turkey with Gouda, lettuce, tomato, mustard, mayo and hot sauce on a sourdough bun. The picture is real, it is that big and it tastes great. Salam cuts all the deli meats to order for every sandwich and isn’t shy when he’s piling it on, and for around $7 it’s one of the best food deals in town too.
There is also an incredible selection of Danish, Dutch, Finnish and Norwegian specialty products available. Everything from cheese to canned seafood, candies, chocolates, cookies, coffee, condiments and much more, this place is more than just a fantastic sandwich.
The next time you’re out for a drive, unless it’s Sunday, point your ride in the direction of La Charcuterie and prepare yourself for the best sandwich you will ever eat and for Salam to make you laugh until your jaw hurts, and bring cash as there is no plastic option here. You can find more info here.
If you want to see what Salam does when he wins some money on the lottery you can check this out, it’s pretty funny but be warned that you may see his “salami”…seriously, he does the windmill…
Sorry if you didn’t believe me and you just saw “it”…I warned you.