OUR STORY

THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING DELICIOUS…

It all started with two brothers from Detroit who were longing for a taste of home. Steve & Spencer Soka were working in Okemos, MI and grew tired of going all the way back home for an authentic, deli style, hot corned beef sandwich. One day Spencer happened to notice a closed down ice cream shop and an idea was formed.

He instantly knew he wanted to turn into a real New York Style deli, and he knew just who he wanted to join him on this venture. Spencer approached his older brother, Steve, about his plan. With the idea firmly planted, Spencer was ready to go, but Steve wanted to think it over. Spencer’s persistence paid off and after talking more, they came to an agreement.

Wanting to keep it classic, but at the same time put their own spin on some of their own favorite sandwiches, the brother’s concept of Stateside Deli came to be in 2009. As soon as the doors opened, the word was out and it was a hit! Customers started lining up for the brothers’ delicious sandwiches. Their loyal following loved the extensive menu, from the hot corned beef to the peppered pastrami and everything in between.

The demand was high and customers wanted more, so the brothers even added breakfast to the menu and catering too!

At Stateside Deli, the Soka Brothers strive to serve the highest quality, freshest and most delicious food around. They also make sure there is something for everyone, with many vegetarian and gluten-free options.

“WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP IT OLD SCHOOL, YET INCORPORATE MODERN TWISTS TO CREATE AN EVER-CHANGING MENU. EVEN THE CHOOSIEST EATERS ARE ABLE TO ENJOY A STELLAR MEAL HERE AT STATESIDE DELI, WHERE WE STACK ‘EM HIGH!” – STEVE AND SPENCER SOKA