Yes, I'm hanging 5 stars on this out-of-the-way grocery, deli, gas station. For those who gave it three or less...shame on you! Maybe you hit them on a bad day -- your bad day. Anyone willing to operate a business in a remote and rural area deserves all our support. Of course, there may be some exceptions to that rule but in this case -- the employees/owner have hit this one right on the mark. Yes, we were ravenous by the time we arrived because all other food locations were closed that afternoon, but OHGD went above and beyond.
To the reviewer who said the prices were too high, see above. People aren't pounding down the doors along Rices Xing Road and the gas prices were about equal to most major stations here in the Central Valley. Beyond reasonable, our group of three all agreed. Okay, on to the important stuff:
We ordered deli sandwiches. Were they gourmet? Define gourmet. What they were was fresh. Made to order. First thing for any sandwich is the bread. Just you're basic sliced rye -- but it was exceedingly fresh and we all noticed. Two of us had the veggie -- adding cheese -- all the veggies were cold, crisp and (one more time) FRESH! All the extras pickles, onions. We snatched it down. Our third lunch guest had sliced turkey (yes, pressed) but was perfectly content with the results -- not a scrap left.
While we waited for our lunch we explored and were amazed at what we discovered. Overlooking all the usual sodas and snack food, we found an amazing number of local/regional goods from wine, chocolate, fruits and veggies, We jumped on and bought loaves of local North Yuba Bakery bread -- that was a real treasure and another review coming up soon. Great chocolates and other taste-tempting treats.
One last thing: Staff was friendly. Sandwiches delivered timely. Now we were there well-after the lunch rush, but still need to acknowledge good service. And also when we inquired about other local products they were quick to respond and happily so.
The back roads leading to Oregon House Grocery & Deli are a cyclist's dream. And along the way, make haste and get to this oasis of Visit Yuba-Sutter. FYI - Deli closes at 3pm. Grocery store is open until 8:30pm but I always recommend calling ahead.