Spotlight – Marin Restaurant: Davey Jones Deli
Davey Jones Deli sailed into Sausalito in 2010 with a captain at the helm who was determined to provide great tasting food with fresh, local ingredients.
David (Davey) Johnson operates Davey Jones Deli at 1 Gate 6 Road in Sausalito; inside the New Bait Shop Market. It is near Highway 101; next to Mike’s Bikes.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental management, Davey worked as an environmental science teacher on tall ships with dreams of becoming a “salty sea captain.” On one particularly long voyage, the ship’s chef was fired. Davey started cooking for the crew and passengers and thereby a new career was born.
After living in Africa for four years as a restaurant owner, Davey moved to Sausalito and found a houseboat to call home.
He committed himself to two great loves: married Kristine, his longtime girlfriend, and then started his catering company.
Davey sold soups that matched the flavor profiles of the foods that he sold at his restaurant in Africa. He infused Mediterranean flavors with California fresh, local produce, berries and herbs.
An avid shopper at local farmers’ markets, Davey’s catering company’s mission is to provide a flavor profile that is unique to each client.
“It bums me out that we are coming to the end of avocado season,” Davey says.
The foods that he provides to his clients are fresh, local produce, poultry, meats and dairy that he purchases from local farms. He even treks Mt. Tam to search for culinary herbs.
Davey’s catering menu has grown from just soups to include paella, sandwiches, dips and much more.
In addition to his catering company, Davey operates Davey Jones Deli.
“It was the limits that gave us the menu,” Davey says about the wraps, sandwiches, salads and his sweet, smoky and creamy sauces.
“What I am most proud of is that we have taken sugar and salt out of our condiments and sandwiches,” Davey says.
When you visit Davey Jones Deli, “Let us know what you love and what you hate,” Davey says. He enjoys matching flavor profiles to his customers.
“The food here is clean, fresh and local. When you come here you feel better,” Davey says enthusiastically.
Davey Jones Deli is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm. After hours the deli case is filled with “grab and go” wraps and sandwiches that are made fresh daily and can be purchased until midnight.
Telephone: (415) 331-2282