If you’re old enough to remember what a soda fountain is, you’ll know that there’s not very many of them left, especially in Orange County. If you aren’t old enough to know what a soda fountain is, you’re missing out! And many people—even our regulars—don’t know that Benjies Deli is not just a deli, but it also has fountain drinks.
Got a hankering for a cherry ice cream soda? What about a root beer float? Have a classic cheeseburger with fries, accompanied by a milkshake served in the metal shaker, because we can’t fit it all in a glass.
It’s hard to save some room after one of Benjies’ triple-decker pastrami sandwiches or a plate of their famous meatloaf, but we don’t mind if you come in just for a treat. An ice cream sundae, day or night, cures anything and everything that ails you—ask any kid or adult! If a full sundae is too much, we also serve a small version, or just ice cream on it’s own for a dessert that’s delicious but not over the top.
If you don’t want an ice cream-based dessert, never fear—Benjies Deli has a wide selection of pastries, cakes and cookies that will tempt every tastebud. Pastries include eclairs, napoleons and the delectable Royal Dane, a crispy, caramel nut shell filled with buttercream and dipped in chocolate.
And if chocolate is what you’re looking for, you’re in luck. Benjies Deli offers chocolate treats from light to delight, from chocolate chip cookies to Chocolate Wipeout Cake to fudge brownies, finishing off with the decadent Brownie Delight, topped with ice cream, hot fudge, nuts and a cherry, of course.
For the nut lovers among us, try the honey-covered baklava or the wedge of halva sprinkled with nuts. But the pièce de resistance of the dessert menu is the homemade bread pudding covered in bourbon sauce and whipped cream. You’ll be kicking yourself for never trying it before!
Being the best New York-style deli in Orange County, we proudly serve cheese blintzes with sour cream and strawberry preserves. Eat them after dinner, or if you’re having a party, order a tray of mini-blintzes to tempt your guests. Another traditional favorite served from our fountain is the egg cream, a refreshing, smooth beverage hand-mixed with milk, chocolate and seltzer; and silky New York cheesecake with the option of a strawberry topping.
Don’t try to choose between all of Benjies’ delicious desserts. Just keep coming back to Benjies Deli for the next one on the menu. Or just eat dessert on every visit! As they say, life is uncertain—eat dessert first…