Since 1985, A Slice of Goodness has been offering "family hospitality" to diners who crave delicious sandwiches, soup, salads, and especially PIES! A Slice of Goodness specializes in-made-from-scratch pies, and over the years, they've achieved quite a reputation for their delicious pies, and they've become the go-to pie shop in Roseville, for pies, just like mom used to make.
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Photo: It's late Friday morning, November 05, 2021, and I've arrived at A Slice of Goodness, located in Roseville, CA, on Douglas Blvd., east of downtown. The restaurant is open only Tuesday through Friday, from 10:30 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon, but the hours can vary, so if you're visiting from out of town, you should consider calling ahead.
Photo: As you enter the front door, you come into an odd little hall, and go through another door before you actually enter the dining room. There are a couple of couches for your comfort, in case the dining room is full.
Photo: The dining room is small, very open, and features lots of natural light from the windows. Furniture is tables, and the decor could be described as "countryish" and is very inviting and comfortable.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll be greeted by the selection of pies that are offered today. The pie menu - see the menu I posted - lists a wide variety of pies, but in reality, only a few are offered every day, and are listed on the white board, as the selection changes from day to day. There is also a board that lists the soup and quiche of the "day," along with daily specials.
Photo: The small dining room features many knick-knacks, homestyle pictures, and family photos. On this late Friday morning, there was only one other table seated, as the restaurant was doing a brisk business with phone and take-out orders. I overheard the staff talking with a customer who ordered six pies!
Photo: The first page of the menu is devoted to sandwiches. These aren't the type of sandwiches you see in national chains, as each sandwich is hand-crafted from fresh, mostly locally-sourced ingredients by the talented staff. I went with "Ham and Turkey," which seemed to cater to my taste today. Check out the entire menu the restaurant has to offer by clicking on THIS LINK. You'll be redirected back to this page.
Photo: After I placed my order, I peeked into the kitchen through the open door to catch a glimpse of the talented staff at work.
Photo: Meet my friendly server, Debbie, who brought my "Ham and Turkey" sandwich to me with a smile. She really made me feel welcome, treated me like family, and called me "hun." Such a nice person and a great server!
My order arrived about 10 minutes after I placed it, for very fast service.
Photo: Thanks, Debbie, for taking my photos, as I get ready to enjoy my amazing lunch. For the sake of the photo, I requested my slice of apple pie be brought out with my meal, as it's customarily served as you finish your sandwich.
Photo: From the "Combos" section of the menu, I went with "Sandwich and Pie," as when you're at A Slice of Goodness, no meal is complete without a slice of their pie! "Ham and Turkey" was my sandwich selection, which always works great for a late Friday morning lunch in early November.
The menu describes this selection as, "A half sandwich (club 'Goodness' excluded) served with potato salad, plus a slice of pie (specialty pie extra.)" The menu describes the "Ham and Turkey" sandwich as, "Generous slices of ham and turkey, served with Swiss cheese, tomato and fresh sprouts." Like all sandwich selections, my meal included my choice of "Potato Salad" or "Homemade Applesauce," with sourdough, rye, wheat or white being the bread choices. I chose "Potato Salad" as my side, and sourdough as my bread of choice.
This was a large "half sandwich" which included two thick, tender slices of turkey, and two slices of ham. This isn't the kind of meat that you find at one of your national sandwich chains, as this meat was thick, fresh, and premium in every way. A couple slices of Swiss cheese added creamy goodness, and the whole sandwich was enhanced by fresh tomato slices, sprouts and a leaf of romaine lettuce. All of this goodness was placed between two freshly-baked pieces of sourdough bread. One bit into this amazing sandwich, and you were rewarded with a TASTE SENSATION and you could actually taste all ingredients, and they all worked together for an amazing sandwich. This isn't your supermarket deli sandwich, as this is a premium, one-of-a-kind sandwich!
I chose potato salad as my side, as I absolutely have never met a potato salad that I don't love, and today I wasn't disappointed. Like everything else at the cafe, the scoop of potato salad is made in-house, from quality ingredients, and you can taste the goodness! The potatoes were cubed, cooked tender, yet a little firm, and the sauce was tangy, and held the delicious salad together. It was great!
The meal included a peeled "baby" carrot, a slice of pineapple, a dill pickle slice, resting on a leaf of romaine lettuce. I made short work of the veggies, including the lettuce leaf, and only left a thin piece of pineapple rhine and the toothpick on my plate.
The pie... oh... the pie! From the several choices of pies on today's menu, I simply "had " to go with apple, as it's one of my favorites, and a true slice of "Americana" any way you look at it. The pie of pie was a decent size - I'd guess an eighth of a pie - and it made for the perfect ending for my lunch. The delicious sweet, yet tart apples and filling, along with the delicate, flaky, pie crust, sprinkled with sugar made for an amazing slice of pie.
I loved my "Sandwich and Pie Combo" lunch, as both the sandwich and the pie were simply amazing! At $14.75 before tax, my lunch wasn't cheap, but there is more to a fine lunch than the price, and this lunch was worth every penny of the "price of admission."
Photo: When you look closely at my "Turkey and Ham" sandwich, you can see all of the goodness the sandwich has to offer, including the meat, cheese, tomato, sprouts, lettuce, and the freshly baked sourdough bread. Truly, this is "a slice of goodness..."
Photo: The restaurant is famous for fine, freshly-baked pies, and here's a slice of some of the finest apple pie that Roseville has to offer. The apple filling was amazing, and the crust superior! When you visit A Slice of Goodness, you simply MUST enjoy a slice of pie...
A Slice of Goodness is a "throwback" restaurant, offering the kind of "home cookin'" that mom used to make, and reflects the attention to quality that's rarely found outside of a small, "mom and pop" cafe.
When you're in the mood for a superior slice of pie, or an over-the-top sandwich, head over to A Slice of Goodness, located in Roseville, CA.
A Slice of Goodness
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